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Duane Thompson

August 8, 1949 August 15, 2018
Duane Thompson
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Obituary for Duane Thompson

Duane Russell "Drãno" Thompson, 69, of Oxford, MI passed in peace surrounded by family on August 15, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Duane was born in Detroit and grew up in Royal Oak, MI. He was a proud graduate of Kimball High School and Oakland Community College. Duane married his high school sweetheart, Diane (Rothwell), in 1970. He served in the US Navy from 1969-1971. He had a lifelong career with the telephone company currently known as AT&T and was fondly remembered for his work pranks and wonderful sense of humor.

Duane lived a beautiful life and has always been know for his caring, compassionate nature, his bear like strength, and for always being a hardworking man. He was an incredible husband, father, and proud papa and will always be remembered for giving his best in all that he did.

Duane is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Dolores Thompson, his father-in-law, William Rothwell, his brother, Thane Thompson, and his brother-in-law, William Rothwell II. He is survived by his wife, Diane of nearly 48 years; his sister, Doreen (David) Brunner; his inlaws Janine and Robert Charlton, Beth Rothwell, and Judi Thompson; his children Dana (Silvio) Giannetti, Danielle (Dan) St. Pierre, and Deanne Thompson; his grandchildren Isabella, Evan, and Christopher; and his loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford, on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2-6 PM. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11 AM with visitation beginning at the church at 10 AM. Interment at Guardian Angel Cemetery in Rochester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation or American Cancer Society.

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

19

Aug

2:00 PM 8/19/2018 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 8/19/2018 6:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford

39 W. Burdick
Oxford, MI 48371

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford
39 W. Burdick Oxford 48371 MI
United States

Visitation

Monday

20

Aug

10:00 AM 8/20/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

715 N. Lapeer Rd
Lake Orion, MI 48362

St. Joseph Catholic Church
715 N. Lapeer Rd Lake Orion 48362 MI
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

20

Aug

11:00 AM 8/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

715 N. Lapeer Rd
Lake Orion, MI 48362

St. Joseph Catholic Church
715 N. Lapeer Rd Lake Orion 48362 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

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