Daniel Thompson Sr.


Our beloved father, brother, grandpa and great papa, Daniel Thompson Sr. of Cottage Grove, passed away on October 2, 2018. He was 80 years old.

He was born October 16, 1937 at Butler’s Maternity Home in Cottage Grove, Oregon to Eldon and Grace Thompson of Curtin, Oregon. He attended school in Curtin, Drain and graduated from Lorane High School in 1955.

Daniel enjoyed elk hunting in the Hells Canyon area of Northeastern Oregon, salmon fishing on the Umpqua River in Reedsport, working on the family property with his son, Dan, Jr and family gatherings. He was a member of the Lorane Grange for 60+ years. In 1957 he started working for WW Lumber in Cottage Grove. The mill exchanged hands to become Cascade Lumber in 1984 and he continued working for them until the mill closed in 1990.

He married Kathryn Yearous on June 10, 1960 in Lorane, Oregon. She preceded him in death on April 29, 1989. A brother Edward Thompson also preceded him in death on May 7, 1993.

Survivors included; Son Daniel Thompson Jr (wife Kelli), Daughter, Rebecca Thompson, Grandson, Justin Thompson, Grandson, Traver Thompson (wife Marie) Great Grandson Damien Thompson, Granddaughter, Tiffani Bertsch (husband Jacob), Brother Gary Thompson (wife Lil) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside interment was held at Fir Grove Cemetery on October 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lorane Grange at Po Box 54 Lorane Oregon 97451. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel. 

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