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Gerald Thompson

July 19, 1963 — May 22, 2023

Charlevoix

Gerald Thompson

Gerald Kevin Thompson, 59, of Riverview, FL, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2023, following a valiant fight against cancer.  He was born on July 19, 1963, in Battle Creek, MI, the son of Curtis and Louise (Bader) Thompson.

Gerry graduated from Charlevoix High School in 1981, and shortly thereafter – in 1983 – he joined the United States Air Force.  He would go on to serve his country for the next 27 years, and he deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan from July 2008 through July 2009.  He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his meritorious service, and retired from active duty in January of 2010.  He and his family moved many times throughout his career, but have called Riverview their home since 2009.  Gerry also graduated from the University of South Florida.

When Gerry had free time, he spent nearly all of it outside.  He enjoyed boating, fishing, and was able to take in the beauty of many National Parks over the years.  He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Riverview, and he also belonged to the Knights of Columbus.  Gerry was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many.    He will be greatly missed. 

On October 13, 1984, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlevoix, Gerry married the love of his life, Erin (Campbell) Thompson, who survives.  Also surviving are his two children, Megan Thompson of Riverview, FL and Bradley (Taylor, DVM) Thompson of Las Vegas, NV; his parents, Curtis and Louise Thompson; two brothers, Brian (Ann) Thompson of Jacksonville, FL and Michael Thompson of Frankfort, MI; his sister, Kelly (Mark, DDS) Peterson of Grand Rapids, MI; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlevoix.  Visitation will be held on Friday, June 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:45 p.m. at the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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Visitation

Friday, June 9, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mortensen Funeral Homes Charlevoix Location

209 State Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720

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Rosary

Friday, June 9, 2023

Starts at 7:45 pm (Eastern time)

Mortensen Funeral Homes Charlevoix Location

209 State Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Starts at 9:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary Catholic Church (Charlevoix)

1003 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720

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