Brett A. Thompson
Brett Arnold Thompson, 50, brother of an Almond man, died
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, after a five-month battle with cancer.
A memorial service with be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
17, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waldo.
Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. Saturday until
Ballhorn Chapels in Sheboygan assisted with arrangements.
Mr. Thompson was born June 25, 1966, a son of Zaida Thompson
and the late Jesse Thompson.
He spent most of his life in Wisconsin but lived many years
in West Virginia.
He worked in the art of blacksmithing and a video of his
work moving a blacksmith shop in Cairo, W.V., can be viewed at youtu.be/Utw2gkBc5ls.
He was a mechanic for Wisconsin Central Railroad for many
Survivors include his children, Brett Hunter, Salisbury, N.C.,
and Dillion, Wyatt and Megan Thompson, all of Wisconsin Rapids; his mother
Zaida Thompson, Cedar Grove, his stepmother, MaryAnne Thompson, Sheboygan; two
brothers, Burke (Linda), Almond, and Chad (Angela), Kiel; five sisters, Jessica
(David) Udovich, Sheboygan, Jennifer, Waldo, Veronica (Mark) Randall, Eden,
Yolanda (Alan) Staats, Stoughton, and Ericka, Sheboygan; his caregiver and
nephew, Andrew Hall, Sheboygan; his former wife, Darlene Vega, Wisconsin Rapids;
and one grandson.