Mary Thompson


February 18, 1936 - July 2, 2017


Mary Thompson, 81, of Mitchell, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Bittner Funeral Chapel with burial at Milltown Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Friday at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 7:00 PM prayer service.

Mary Ellen Thompson was born February 18, 1936 to Edwin and Anne (Enloe) Hanson in Mitchell, SD and grew up in Artesian, SD. On July 5, 1956 she married the love of her life, Donald (Tommy) Thompson in Parkston, SD. The couple made their home in Mitchell where they raised five children.

Mary worked for the Methodist Hosptial in Mitchell for many years until her retirement. After retiring, she enjoyed camping, family time, and going to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s various activities they were involved in- she never wanted to miss any of them. Mary was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mitchell.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children Donald A. Thompson, Mitchell, Steve (Carmen) Thompson, Harrisburg, Edwin (Patti) Thompson, Mitchell, and Lori (Dan) Allen, Mitchell; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son Michael, parents, three brothers, and a sister. 


Friday, July 7, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Prayer Service at 7:00 PM

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, July 8, 2017
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Milltown Cemetery
Milltown, SD

Posted by Peggy (Hayen) Weber on July 6, 2017
My sincerest sympathies to all of you! I remember her as a very kind woman. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!
Posted by Scott and angie petersen on July 6, 2017
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Kenny & Deb Wagner on July 6, 2017
So sorry for your loss, our thought and prayers to all of you! She was a great lady!
Posted by Cori Goldammer on July 6, 2017
So sorry for your loss...thinking if your family during this difficult time.
Posted by linda c mccartney on July 5, 2017
i want to express my sympathies to the family,
Posted by Noreen & Dave Wallace on July 5, 2017
Our sympathy to all of Mary's family and friends.
Posted by Evan & Pennie Edinger on July 5, 2017
You are in our thoughts and prayers
Posted by rachel thompson on July 4, 2017
so sorry for the loss of mary ... rip mary ull be missed by many loved ones
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