FISHERS — Dean Martin Thompson, 72, formerly of the Wakarusa-Nappanee area, died at 4:25 a.m. Friday at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis, after a short illness.
He was born July 20, 1941, in Wakarusa, to Leo Owen and Pauline (Metzler) Thompson. Dean married Lou Ann Wyman Oct. 19, 1963, in Wakarusa, at the Bible Baptist Church.
Dean was a 1960 graduate of Wakarusa High School. He served in the Army Reserves. Dean had been a plant Manager at NIBCO and retired as Plant Manager with Mueller Industries. He was a former member of the Osolo Township and Nappanee fire departments. Dean treasured his family and friends. There was nothing he loved more than spending time with them.
Surviving is his wife, Lou Ann; daughter, Cami (Matthew) Zieg, Canton, GA; son, Eric (Suzanne) Thompson, Fishers; grandchildren, Andrew, Brendan, Conner Thompson, Isaac, Ian, Hudson, Harrison Zieg, Brittany, Austin, Lily Gleitsman, Ethan, Annabelle Altmark; sister, Sally (Dale) Housour, Wakarusa; and brother, Larry (Linda) Thompson, Nappanee. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deci Thompson.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for ome hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday at Nappanee Missionary Church. The Rev. James McKibbin will officiate. Burial will be in Olive West Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Rock Steady Boxing Fighting Back Against Parkinsons, 6847 Hillsdale Ct., Indianapolis, IN 46250.