Thompson, Robert Timothy “Bob”

thompsonThompson, Robert Timothy “Bob” of Belle Plaine, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away April 6, 2015 at his residence. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 10th at Redeemer Lutheran Church, rural Henderson. Rev. Diane Goulson will officiate. A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine and one hour prior to service time Friday at the church. Interment will be in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery. Bob was born on December 9, 1941 in Minneapolis to Siver and Jaunita (Ross) Thompson. After graduating from Minneapolis Roosevelt High School in 1959, he served two years in the US Army. He married Verona “Mais” Boraas on August 10, 1963 in Dawson, Mn. After various jobs, from factories to dump trucks, he graduated from Police Rookie School and joined the Minneapolis Police Department. He served 25 years, retiring in 1995. After living and raising a family in Minneapolis, Bob and Mais spent time living in Bemidji and settled in Belle Plaine. Bob learned to fly and gained his private pilots license. After a long hiatus, he returned to flying later in life and enjoyed everything about aviation. Bob and Mais owned a cabin for many years and enjoyed the time and friends on Clear Lake in Watkins, MN. Bob had one son, Steve, and now two grandsons. Bob loved having the “boys” over, as long as they didn’t spill anything. The grandchildren had a hard time keeping up with Grandpa riding bikes and walking the dogs; both Bob’s dog, as well as many neighborhood adopted dogs he befriended over the years. Bob took great pride in being a police officer. After many years on the street, and a promotion to sergeant, he spent time in different investigative roles. He retired from the Robbery / Homicide division and enjoyed the job and serving the community immensely. After retirement, Bob and Mais enjoyed many activities and many, many good friends. Winters in Dauphin Island, Alabama provided a break from the cold. Summers were spent riding bikes, walking, visiting, and staying busy keeping everything in top shape. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard. Robert is survived by his wife, Mais, son, Steve (Melissa) Thompson of Independence, MN, grandsons, Jack and Nolan Thompson, sister, Mary Pat (Bill) DeGroodt of Huntington Beach, CA, many nieces and nephews and friends of all ages.

Published on April 9, 2015