Donald J. Thompson, 83, of Fremont, died at 6:50 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Fremont Memorial Hospital.
Donald was born in Fort Wayne, Ind,, May 6, 1929, to the late Donald R. and Euphemia "Mickey" (McMillan) Thompson. He married Shirley M. (Hepler) Jan. 25, 1952, in Tiffin at First English Lutheran Church, and she survives.
Donald is survived by his wife, Shirley of 60 years; four children, James (Sharon) Thompson of Virginia, George (Nadine) Thompson of Lindsey, Wanda (Larry) Perkins of Fremont and Lori (Mark) Haaser of Pickerington; 13 grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sharon (Wayne) Phillips of Prescott, Ariz.
Donald was the owner/operator of Tommy's Sales and Service in Fremont and also retired from Whirlpool after 22 1/2 years. He was a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, working as a flight engineer stationed in Torbay, Newfoundland, with the North East Air Command "NEAC" during the Korean War.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard and Gerald Thompson.
There will be no funeral at this time. Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin is assisting the family with arrangements. Burial will be at Rock Creek cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital Hospice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.