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Obituaries

April 22, 2014

Eleanor Thompson

—   Eleanor Thompson, age 89 of St. Peter, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter.

 Eleanor Maurine Gould was born on April 5, 1925 in St. Peter to Lloyd and Emma (Hovind) Gould. She attended Central School and graduated from St. Peter High School in 1943. In high school, she sang in the Girl's Glee Club, Mixed Chorus and Girl's Sextet.

 On May 1, 1945, she was at the Chrystal Ballroom in Kasota when a soldier named Miles Thompson asked her for a dance. They were married a year later on April 12, 1946. They spent the next 54 years together.

 Miles passed away in 2000. In 2005 she married Raoul Aubin. Raoul passed away in 2011.

 Her interests in life were traveling, playing cards, fishing, dancing, snowmobiling, camping, cooking and baking. She won a champion purple ribbon at the Nicollet County Fair for her cookies. She was a lifetime member of the Legion and VFW Auxiliary.

 She is survived by four children: Melvin and Jean, Jared and Katie, Linda and Stephanie and Corey and Debbie; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and sister-in-law Jen Thompson.

 She was preceded in death by both husbands, her parents and one brother: Armand. Per Eleanor's wish, no services are planned.

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