Leonard Thompson Jr.

 

Leonard Thompson Jr., “Nee-u-Ga-ba-wi-tung”, 53, Nett Lake, died on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis.

 

  He was born in Cook, MN on April 5, 1959.  Len grew up and lived in Nett Lake all of his life.  He was a longtime carpenter and did lots of mechanic work on cars.

He had a talent for drawing and playing guitar.   Len volunteered as a driver for the Bois Forte Ambulance service for many years.

 

   He is survived by his wife, Wendy; his mother, Myra Thompson of Nett Lake; 3 step-sons, Corey (Christie Swanson) Strong of Tower, Eric (Shelly) Strong of Orr and Lewis Strong of Nett Lake; 1 brother, Curtis Thompson of Nett Lake; 3 sisters, Janet Thompson of Nett Lake, Muriel Goggleye of Duluth and Lois Thompson of Virginia; 3 step-grandchildren, Corey, Jaylen and Sasha Strong.

 

SERVICES:  An informal gathering of family and friends was from 10 am until 12 Noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9th, at the Nett Lake Community Center.  Visitation was after 4 pm Monday at the center.  Interment was in the Nett Lake Cemetery. The casket bearers were: Orion, Henry, Nicholas, Quintin and Curtis Thompson, and Charles and Allen Goggleye. The honorary bearers were: Ray Thompson, William “Duze” Chavers, Stanley Schuster, along with all of Len’s nieces, nephews, and his many friends.

 

Arrangements were with Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook.

 

The casket bearers were: Orion, Henry, Nicholas, Quintin and Curtis Thompson, and Charles and Allen Goggleye. The honorary bearers were: Ray Thompson, William “Duze” Chavers, Stanley Schuster, along with all of Len’s nieces, nephews, and his many friends.