Bertha Thompson

Bertha Marie Thompson, 102, Hills, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

A funeral service was Wednesday Jan. 31, at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Hills.  Burial followed at Flowerfield Cemetery near Hills.

Bertha Kolsrud was born Dec. 30, 1915, to Nels and Inga Kolsrud in rural Hills in Martin Township.  She was confirmed in Trinity Church on July 7, 1929. She graduated from Hills High School in 1933.

Bertha married Paul Thompson on July 8, 1950, at the church parsonage in Luverne. Their son, Roger Ray, was born Dec. 16, 1951. He died Jan. 22, 1986, and was buried in Flowerfield cemetery.

Bertha and Paul farmed near Hills until their retirement in 1976. The couple moved to the Tuff Village in March of 2004. Paul died Sept. 15, 2009.

Bertha is survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; and her son, Roger.

Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, jurrensfuneralhome.com

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