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Donald E. Thompson drove for Ken Lugibihl Auto Sales

Donald E. Thompson, 83, passed away October 9, 2021 at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  Donald was born December 13, 1937 in Ada to the late Eugene and Mozelle (Bullock) Thompson. On November 26, 1955 he married Wilma Dunlap Thompson.  

Donald was a graduate of Ada High School. He was a truck driver for Scot-Lad and later drove for Ken Lugibihl Auto Sales. Donald was a member of True Word Tabernacle, Bluffton. He enjoyed four-wheeling and playing the banjo.  

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Wilma J. Thompson of Bluffton; two sons, Eugene M. (Deb) Thompson of Lima, Daryl K. (Michelle) Thompson of Rawson; three daughters, Sherri L. (Larry) Carmack of Bluffton, Rebecca (Tom) Hughes of Columbus Grove, Tamara (Alan) Risner of Bluffton; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and three sisters, Dorothy Lenhart of Dola, Ruby Ludwig of Greenville and Shirley High of Lima.

Donald was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel Hathaway, Patricia Thayer and Alice Jo Kohli.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 18, 2021 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Bluffton, Brother Ray Ericson officiating.  Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to True Word Tabernacle.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.