OttawaHarry L. Thompson, 90, died at 8 p.m. Aug. 18, 2011, at Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa, surrounded by his loving family.He was born Sept. 2, 1920, in Wapakoneta to Harry K. and Edith Fox Thompson, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 12, 1947, he married Mary Nadler, who survives in Ottawa.Mr. Thompson retired in 1985, from Louisiana Pacific, Ottawa. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, where he was an usher for 40 years and helped count Sunday collections. He was a life member of American Legion Post 63 and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 9142, where he called bingo and helped with the chicken and fish dinners, and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1757, all in Ottawa. He volunteered at nursing homes. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He made many friends by repairing lawn mowers.Survivors also include two children, Jane Stewart, of Findlay, and Daniel (Margaret) Thompson, of Ottawa; four grandchildren, Laurie (John) Maag, Jerry (Jaime) Stewart, Ryan (Carrie) Thompson and Alyssa Thompson; six great-grandchildren, Shannon and Cassie Maag, Faith and Trevor Stewart, and Nolan and Quinn Thompson; two sisters, Opal Miller, of Cridersville, and Jean Young, of Lima; and a brother, Roger (Lois) Thompson, of Pandora.He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth Shephard, Mary Metz and Pauline Spencer; and a brother, Donald Thompson.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. Father Matt Jozefiak will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a Scripture service will be held at 2:30 p.m., a VFW service at 7 p.m. and a K. of C. rosary at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Harry L. Thompson