Mae Dorothy Thompson, age 93, of Cambridge died September 10, 2014 at the Haven House in Cambridge. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, SEPTEMBER 19th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. David Franzmeier officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.
Mae Dorothy Thompson was born June 18, 1921 in St. James, Minnesota to Axel and Ruth (Ostlund) Nelson. She grew up and attended school in St. James and was confirmed at Augustana Lutheran Church. On December 4, 1939 Mae married Karl Thompson in Albert Lea and they were blessed with a daughter, Phyllis. They lived in Minneapolis, St. James, Oak Grove and in 1991 Mae moved to Pine Village in Cambridge. She later moved to Riverwood and most recently to Haven House. In her younger years Mae worked as a clerk at Dayton’s and Sears and also as a waitress in the Dayton’s Sky Room. She was also an active, caring and loving mom who was a Girl Scout leader and Sunday School teacher. Mae enjoyed traveling and they had a summer trailer up North by William’s Narrows and they wintered in Englewood, Florida. She also enjoyed berry picking and reading.
Mae Thompson passed away September 10, 2014 at Haven House in Cambridge at the age of 93 years, 2 months and 23 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Karl, in 1972; and her brother, Archie Nelson.
Mae will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Phyllis Stewart of Cambridge; four grandchildren, Dale (Sandra) Stewart, Penny Kreklau, Deborah Waldren and Peggy (Brad) Dutcher; six great-grandchildren, Patrick, Elizabeth, Kayla, Danielle, Ashley and Nichole; four great-great-grandchildren, Eelan, Byron, Brayden and Ava Mae; and by other relatives and friends.