Obituaries » Michael R Thompson

February 13, 1941 - January 6, 2018

Funeral Service Date
January 12, 2018
Funeral Service Time
11:00 am

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Michael “Mike” Thompson, 76, died January 6, 2018, in Indianapolis. Mike was born February 13, 1941, in Fort Wayne to the late Paul and Lucille Albertine Thompson. He attended Saint Patrick’s grade school, was a member of the 1959 class of Central Catholic High School, graduated in 1963 from Marian College, and earned a Master’s in Education from Saint Francis University in 1972. He was a member of Saint Patrick’s and Saint John the Baptist parishes in Fort Wayne before joining the Christ the King Parish last year following his move to Indianapolis. Mike was a dedicated educator who spent 41 years teaching students at Bishop Dwenger that geometry, trig, statistics, and computers are fun. He was also the director of plays and musicals for 31 years at the school. His love of the theater was evident from his role as a founding member of Fort Wayne’s Arena Theater as well has his over 40 years of work at the Foellinger Theater in Franke Park. A loving husband, Mike shared his life with his best friend Paula up until he took his last breath. A proud father and grandfather, he took quiet joy in the accomplishments of his family and always had time to make a batch of bread or a coffee cake, and to play cards or other games. He was a wonderful man who collected Santa Claus statuettes and showed everyone the magic of Christmas year round. Mike is survived by his wife of 50 years, Paula Sue (Brake) Thompson, his sons Geoff (Jennifer) Thompson of Indianapolis and Matthew (Jennifer) Thompson of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren Benjamin, Caroline, Anna, Caitlin, Claire and Chloe; brothers Steve and Gerry Thompson; sisters Sandy (Tim) McClure, Barbara (Bill) Williams, and Nancy  (Dave) Grone.; brother-in-law Bill Hughes. Mike’s two brothers, James and Daniel and sister Helen Hughes, preceded him in death. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, January 12, 2018, at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4500 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm with a rosary at 7:30 pm at the Bishop Dwenger Chapel located at 1300 E Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions be made to Bishop Dwenger High School in Mike’s memory. To sign the online guest book, please go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.org

Visitation Information:

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At Bishop Dwenger Chapel with a rosary at 7:30 pm

Visitation Date

January 11, 2018

Visitation Time

05:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Additional Info

At Bishop Dwenger Chapel with a rosary at 7:30 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church- Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-744-4393

Address: 4500 Fairfield Ave. Fort Wayne IN, 46807

Service Date: January 11, 2018

Service Time: 5:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

January 12, 2018

Funeral Service Time

11:00 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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