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Evelyn Thompson

January 26, 1922 — March 24, 2017

Evelyn "Lynn" Rose Thompson, age 95, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at her residence. She was born, January 26, 1922 in Merrill to the late Henry Krahn and Sophie Tobolski. On August 22, 1942, Evelyn and Lee Thompson were united in marriage in Merrill. Lynn attended Merrill High School. She was employed and retired from Merrill Manufacturing after many years. She was a woman of deep faith and a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She had unconditional love for her family and most important to her was time spent with each cherished family member. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, cards, the Packers, luncheons with the birthday girls club and her friendships at Jenny Towers. The many trips, get-togethers and good fun she enjoyed with special friends Grace Wendorf and Alice Bacher created lasting treasured memories for her. Survivors include a daughter: Mary (Charlie) Sapp of Wausau; daughter-in-law: Sharon Thompson Anderson (Bob) of Wausau; Grandchildren: Michelle (Paul) Berger of Wausau; Brian (Kelly) Thompson of Wausau; Beth (Rick) Falkowski of Rothschild; Jennifer (Stephen) Tuman of Wausau; great –grandchilden: Tyler Falkowski and Leah Thompson; sister: Dorothy Sanborn of Appleton; sister-in-law: Harriet Martinsen of Monona and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; Henry Krahn and Sophie Tobolski; her husband: Lee Thompson; son: Wayne Thompson; brothers: John Tobolski, Walter Krahn, and Leslie Krahn; sisters: Lucille Holzem and Jeanette Harkner and dear friend, Grace Wendorf. The funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Father Chris Kemp will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Waid Funeral Home and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family for a future memorial at the River Bend Trail in honor of Lynn and Lee. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Waid Funeral Home

301 Eagle Drive
Merrill, WI 54452

Friday, March 31, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

1708 E. 10th Street
Merrill, WI 54452

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