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Norman Thompson

Memorial Services were held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 24, 1998 at Higby Mortuary. Inurnment was held in the Aurora Cemetery.

OBITUARY: Norman “Vic” Thompson

Norman Victor Thompson, the son of Stephen Victor and Olivia (Hale) Thompson, was born at El Dorado, Kansas, on July 22, 1924, and died at Aurora, Nebraska, on January 21, 1998, at the age of 73 years, 2 months, and 29 days.

He grew up and received his education at El Dorado and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1941. He attended Wichita University. He served his country in World War 2, in the United States Army Air Force, from November 4, 1942, until his discharge on November 27, 1945.

On February 24, 1946, he was united in marriage to Margaret Foster at Winfield, Kansas. She preceded him in death on August 26, 1987. After their marriage they lived in Wichita, Kansas, Chicago, Illinois, and several sites in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. IN 1953, they moved to Nebraska on a construction job.

In 1962, they moved to Aurora, and he began working as a parts man for Wortman Motors. In 1965, he began selling life insurance, and during this time they owned and operated the SYA Café in Aurora. In 1973, he began working for Red Rooster Auto Supply in Grand Island, and retired after 14 years. Since his retirement he had been in failing health.

“Vic” was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church, a member of the V.F.W. since 1946, and belonged to the Aurora Post #4993, since 1962.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are his 2 sons, Michael of Sutton and Norman of Alta Vista, Kansas; 2 daughters, Stephanie Penner and Dawn Haymart both of Aurora; one brother Tom Thompson of Houston, Texas, a sister Janie Morris of Wichita, Kansas; 11 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

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