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Barbara Bonnell Thompson

April 13, 1954 ~ January 10, 2022 (age 67)

Obituary

Barbara Bonnell Thompson, 67, of Fort Wayne, died January 10, 2022 at home with her family after battling ALS for over a year. Barbara was born on April 13, 1954 to the late Ralph and Loreen Bonnell in Champaign, IL. In 1984, Barb and Brad wed in Fort Wayne. Barb and Brad went on to have 2 Children, Lucas and James. In 1987, Barb began a 35 year career as a surgical tech, helped deliver 2 of her grandchildren, Preston and Lakelyn and developed a strong work family that supported and loved her to the end. In 2020, Barb was diagnosed with ALS and subsequently had to retire. She spent the remainder of her days with her family, friends, and grandchildren. Barbara loved the outdoors, hiking with her sister, taking adventures with her grandchildren, being on a beach by the ocean and anything that involved animals, Barb had a special place in her heart for all animals but especially her dogs. Barb was a woman of great faith and was an active member at St. Vincent’s De Paul Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Barbara was an incredible wife, sister, friend, and Gigi.  Barbara is survived by her husband  Brad Thompson; two sons, Lucas W Thompson of Nashville, TN and James P Thompson of Fort Wayne, IN; two daughters-in-law’s, Jessica (Lucas) Thompson and Brittany (James) Thompson; brother, Thomas Bonnell of Champaign, IL; sister-in-law, Margaret (Thomas) Bonnell of Champaign, IL; sister, Dr. Linda Bonnell of Durango, CO; brother-in-law, Dr. Robert (Linda) Lander of Durango, CO. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am, Friday, January 14, 2022 at St. Vincent de Paul, 1502 E. Wallen Road with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a rosary at 2:30pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the following ALS Foundations: Team Gleason; www.Teamgleason.org and ALS Therapy Development Institute; www.ALS.net . To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 13, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Rosary
Thursday
January 13, 2022

2:30 PM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Visitation
Thursday
January 13, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Visitation
Friday
January 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint Vincent dePaul Catholic Church
1502 East Wallen Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
January 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Saint Vincent dePaul Catholic Church
1502 East Wallen Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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