Raymond Thompson, 97, of Capron passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Cherryvale Place in Rockford, IL.
He was born February 19, 1923, in Poplar Grove, IL; to Edward and Edith (Farmer) Thompson. Raymond was a dedicated and hardworking farmer his whole life.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Served the county board for 15 years, a lifetime member of the Harvard Moose Lodge, and a member of the Farm Bureau.
Raymond married Laurene Kleckner on January 22, 1944, in Rockford, IL. They have had a wonderful 76 years of marriage together.
Survivors include his wife Laurene, children Edward Thompson, Sandra Bennett, Linda (Howard Randall) Clark, Ray (Nancy) Thompson Jr., and Valerie (Rocco) Erne; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by parents, siblings, Ira, Fred, Arthur, Beulah, Charlotte; and son-in-law Joe Bennett.
Visitation will be 11-1 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Saunders and McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St. Harvard, IL 60033. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Harvard, IL.
Due to the pandemic, we are only allowed a maximum of 50 people. Everyone entering the funeral home will be required to wear a mask.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net.
For more information call the funeral home at 815-943-5400.
PLEASE NOTE: LIVE STREAMING OF SERVICE HAS BEEN CANCELED - THERE IS NO SERVICE AT FUNERAL HOME - ONLY GRAVESIDE SERVICE
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