Dale Lewis Thompson 85, of Colome, SD passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Lake Andes Healthcare Center in Lake Andes, SD.
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Isidore Catholic Church in Colome, SD. Burial followed in the Colome City Cemetery.
Dale passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Lake Andes Senior Living Center in Lake Andes, SD.
Dale L. Thompson was born May 3, 1932 to Lewis and Gertie (Hansen) Thompson. Dale was born in the Mitchell Methodist Hospital in Mitchell, SD. He graduated from high school in 1950 in Letcher, SD. He worked on the family farm with his father.
Dale was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1950 and served until 1955 in the 26th Infantry Dog Scout Platoon as a dog handler where he earned the Korean Service medal.
On July 5, 1974 he married Marianne King. To this union 2 daughters were born. He and Marianne lived in Colome, SD. Dale drove gravel trucks for Carlson Construction for many years. He was a handyman and willing to help anyone with any task.
Dale enjoyed cutting down trees and chopping firewood for his pride and joy wood stove that heated the family home.
Dale is survived by his wife Marianne of Colome, SD; sister Donna (Joe) Muth of Bismarck, ND; two children, Robin (Adrian) Hamilton of Norfolk, VA and Holly Thompson of Sacramento, CA; two grandchildren, Christian Hamilton and Camryn Hamilton.
He is preceded in death by his parents.