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Eric J. Thompson

Eric J. Thompson

Eric J. Thompson, age 36 of Elmwood, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home with his family by his side.

Eric was born on March 3, 1981 in Red Wing, MN, the son of Loren and Gladys (Olson) Thompson. He graduated from Elmwood High School in 1999 and attended CVTC in Eau Claire. Eric was employed at several auto repair shops in the area. He was also a DJ for 10 years.

In August of 2011, Eric was diagnosed with brain cancer. The cancer was controlled and he returned to work in 2014 with a position at Genesis Industries in Elmwood. Eric held that position until his cancer returned in October of 2016.

Eric enjoyed music, baseball games, riding horses and snowmobiling. He also liked hunting, fishing and watching Packers and Badgers football.

Eric is survived by his parents, Loren and Gladys, two half-brothers; Jerry of Prairie Farm and Steven (Susan) of Elmwood, three half sisters; Corrine Johnson of Philomath, OR, Monica Thompson of Lowell, OR and Catherine Thompson of Astoria, OR, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Elmwood United Methodist Church in Elmwood with Rev. Michael Weaver officiating. Burial will be in the Lower Weston Cemetery in the Town of Weston, rural Elmwood. Visitation will be from 4:00PM – 7:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Elmwood, is serving the family.


  1. Debbie Baier

    I'm so sorry about Eric - I didn't know he was sick. How devastating.

  2. Bob Afdahl

    So sorry to hear about Eric's passing. My sympathies to all the family. I also lost my 25 year old relative to brain cancer who fought it for 7 years. Eric was a nice young man. I hate to see young people leave us so early; all we can do is cherish the memories.

  3. Brandon pelzel

    So sorry to hear the news, my thoughts and prayers to you guys and your family.

  4. Deloris Field

    So very sorry for your loss

  5. Ranee and Dennis Weber

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and the Family at this time.

  6. Mike and Marie Shafer

    So very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  7. Mike and Sue Lovell

    We were saddened to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  8. Amy Glaus Jolicoeur

    My deepest sympathy to the Thompson family.

  9. Della Borst (Hines)

    So sorry to hear of Eric's passing.Thoughts and Prayers to your family.
    Jeff & Della Borst (Hines) & family

  10. Jim Krause

    Loren and Gladys, I am so sorry to hear of Eric's passing. You have my sympathy at this very hard time for you both. He will be missed. Jim Krause.

  11. Jacob and Mary ginsbach

    So sorry to hear about Eric. Thoughts and prayers to you both and to all his family.

  12. Galen and Liz Kirchner

    We were shocked to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Suzi Crownhart

    My deepest sympathy to the Thompson Family.

  14. Shannon Hall

    Loren and Gladys my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  15. Jeannie Hague-Mandelkow

    So sorry for your family loss! He will never be gone he will be right beside you all each and everyday. Knowing that he will now be without pain will help the healing and to remember all of the good times!

  16. Sadie Polttila

    To God we belong and to Him is our return.

  17. Arlan and Becky Smith

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your

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