In Memory of Michael Thompson

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Michael “Mike” A. Thompson, Age 62, of Hudson, Wisconsin, passed away July 28, 2019. Mike was born September 23, 1956 in Minneapolis, MN and graduated from Hopkins Lindbergh HS and St. Cloud State University. Better known as T-Bird to his co-workers, he served nearly 30 years as a corrections officer at Oak Park Heights Correctional Facility until his retirement in 2012. Mike enjoyed spending time with family, weight lifting, and all things Minnesota sports. Mike is preceded in death by mother, Jane and father-in-law Leon Berg. Survived by wife, Kyara, sons Derek (Ashley) and Dustin, father Jerry, and mother-in-law Pam, brothers Steve (Jan), Jeff (Pam), and Randy (Kim), and many other loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service for Mike will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI. A gathering of friends and family will be from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, with a service starting at 2:00 pm. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family.

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Tributes (2):

    • Mike was like my second dad growing up. My family moved in next door to Mike, Kyara, Derek, and Dustin when I was 3 years old, and he watched me grow up all the way through high school. I used to go to their house every single day during the summer. He drove us to the beach every day the weather allowed it. He kept the house stocked with cake mix just so I could bake a dumb cake whenever I felt like it. By the time I was 14, there was no notebook in their entire house I hadn’t scribbled something in. He used to sing my own version of “Rock-a-bye Brianna” where the cradle would “rock rock rock around the clock” and I’d get tossed into the air. I know I drove Kyara nuts every day of her life (and I still do), but Mike never showed any sign of it. He cared for me like I was his daughter. Mike was endlessly patient, loving, and kind, and he was an amazing dad and friend. I miss him so much, but I have nothing but fun and wonderful memories of my time with him.

    • T-Bird was great guy. One of they best people to know and work with. Loved talking sports and fantasy football. Truly lost a great one way to soon…