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Florence Thompson

March 19, 2007


Boulger Funeral Home

Florence Thompson

March 19, 2007


Florence E. Thompson, 86, Fargo, ND, died Monday, March 19, 2007 in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.

Florence was born November 16, 1920 on the family farm near Davenport, ND, the daughter of Emil and Martha (Jahnke) Piper. She attended school in the Casselton area and graduated from Casselton High School. She attended Moorhead State University. She moved to California during World War II, where she lived until 1949. Florence and Fred E. Thompson were married November 17, 1950 in Detroit Lakes, MN. They farmed north of Casselton. The couple retired from farming in the 1980?s and continued to live on their farm in the summer and for 20 years wintered in Mesa, AZ. Fred died June 10, 1998. Florence continued living on the farm until the fall of 2004 when she moved into Fargo.

Florence had an interest in politics and ran for the Senate in 1972 as a Democrat. She was a 4H leader, was active in bible study, and garden club and won numerous awards in floral competitions at the fair. She had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel. She was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church where she was active in landscaping the grounds, and was active in the church circle, the quilting group, the coffee house, and as a church greeter.

Florence is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Wayne) Morris, Como, CO, Judy L. Steffes, Fargo, ND, and Phyllis (Dale) Lincoln, Arthur, ND; 6 grandchildren, Katja Sattler, Lindsay Steffes, Jordyn Steffes, Cody Lincoln, Jennie Brown, and Jacquelyn Morris; 3 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Myrtle Horn, Alaska and Ethel Nereson, Fargo, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; 2 brothers, Irvin Piper and Clarence Piper; and 3 sisters, Fern Harmon, Elfie Friese, and Adella Ritter.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. – Friday, March 23, 2007 ? Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND

Prayer Service: 5 p.m. – Friday – Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND

Funeral: 11 a.m. – Saturday, March 24, 2007 ? Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND

Burial: 2 p.m. ? Saturday – Casselton Cemetery, Casselton, ND

Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND and Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND
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  1. Cathy Clabaugh says:

    Mountlake Terrace WAI remember Molly as a cheerful friendly woman who made you immediately feel comfortable around her. She accepted you as you were without judging. I liked her from the instqnt I met her and we both shared a life long love of music, which gave us a common ground for conversation. She was so easy to talk to and had a great sense of humor. I can see why she and my mother-in-law became like close sisters to each other. She lives on in our hearts and will be greatly missed. Heaven just got a little bit brighter due to our loss.

  2. Sara Theede says:

    Cummings ND
    Molly was a great lady! I met her at the Goose River Golf Course shortly after I started golfing. We had many fun rounds and I will always remember her saying,” where did that golf ball go”, as her eyesight was failing at that time. She could still hit a great drive!

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  4. Keith & Marlene Falconer says:

    Mesa ArizonaMarlene and I send our sincere sympathy to Larry, Sharon and your family and to Lowell, Carmen and your family on the loss of your mother. Molly was a great friend, neighbor and mentor to many of us over the years. We remember so many good times our parents, Bill & Borghild, and George & Aileen shared with Morris & Molly. I’m sure they are all sharing a great time together again. Our very best to you and your families.

    Keith & Marlene

  5. Donald Foss says:

    Hillsboro ND
    Your Mother & Grandmother was an amazing lady. She was high energy, full of life, and a perfect partner to her Husband Morris. They were a great couple. What a legacy of wonderful memories they have given to anyone lucky enouph to know them. God Bless all you you. P.S. I remember letting Molly play through on hole #5 because she didn’t waste time. She proceeded to par the hole. She was probably 75 years old at the time.

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