Michael K. Thompson

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Michael K. Thompson, 80, of Prairie du Chien passed awy Thursday, Aug. 27, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born April 20, 1935 in Ann Arbor, Mich. the son of John and Fern (Bourassa) Thompson. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Mary Balk on June 9, 1960 in Phoenix, Ariz. Mike worked as a barber and later became a plumber. He held other various jobs until his retirement in 1997. 

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Thompson of Prairie du Chien; his daughter Jeanne Sorgel of Fond du Lac; his son James Thompson of Prairie du Chien; his sister Lou Shacklette of Mesa, Ariz.; stepbrother, Roy Schwabauer; stepsisters, Evelyn Premo and Barbara Jones; his grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Stroup and Robert (Sonya) Sorgel; his great grandchildren Tatiana and Haylie; along with a brother-in-law Francis Balk and an aunt Blanche Thorpe. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law Richard Sorgel; his parents and a stepsister Vera Eini. 

A family inurnment will be held later, graveside, in the Calvary Cemetery in Prairie du Chien. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. 

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