Enid Thompson, 99

Published 7:18 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Enid Thompson, 99

Enid Lorraine Thompson, age 99, passed away December 24, 2023 at St. Marks Memory Care in Austin, Minnesota.

Enid was born in Austin, Minnesota on April 15, 1924 to Nicholas and Martha (Feuerhak) Nicholsen. She graduated from Austin High School in 1942. Enid would continue her education at Abbott School of Nursing in Minneapolis. On April 9, 1947, Enid married her high school sweetheart, W. Emery “Bud” Thompson. Four daughters and two Collies were added to this family.

Enid was a creative and talented lady. She was an accomplished pianist, loved to paint, make cards, decorate her home and make dresses for her daughters, Sue, Mary Gaye, Debbie, and Julie. Her homemade breads and treats were always plentiful in the Thompson home. Enid was a “stay at home” Mom until the late 1960s. She began working at St. Marks Retirement Home as a nurse. She would later take on the duties as the Director of Nursing. Enid was passionate about providing a healthy atmosphere for the residents. Happiness and the care of the residents meant everything to Enid.

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Enid was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She was kind, generous, and compassionate.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, of 76 years; daughter, Debbie Bushaw; son-in-law, Bill Warwick; great grandson, Ellis Bergstrom; and sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Duane “Red” Lindgren.

Enid is survived by her daughters, Susan Warwick of Austin, Mary Gaye (Ron) Bergstrom of Austin, Julie (Mike) Robbins of Golden Valley, Minnesota, and son-in-law, Steve Bushaw of LaPorte, Minnesota; 10 amazing grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank St. Marks Living for providing compassionate and loving care to Enid. Enid’s care at St. Marks was the kind of care she worked so hard to provide when she worked there. We would like to thank Ecumen Hospice for making Enid’s final days the best they could be. Ecumen’s support for the family during and following Enid’s death was so comforting. Again, to all those that staff St. Marks Memory Care, thank you for doing what you do. You are all amazing.

A family graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in the spring of 2024.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.