Richard Dean Thompson, 87, of Mancelona, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 14, 2022. He was born on June 22, 1935, in Boys Town, PA, the son of Harold and Gladys (Fennal) Thompson.
Richard worked in the painting department for GM at their Pontiac plant for 26 years. He retired to Mancelona in 1995 and had called it home ever since. Richard was a simple man; he enjoyed doing things around his property like taking walks, doing yardwork, and building birdhouses. He also enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of nearly 55 years, Betty Thompson; his daughter, Stacey Kline of Shelbyville, KY; three sisters, Mary Watkins of Bronson, MI, Shirley Schiffer of Bronson, MI, and Harriet (Danny) Hardin of Montclova, OH; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bill Thompson; and his sister, Darlene.
Visitation will take place at the Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens Chapel in Novi from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18.
Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com