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December 24, 2023
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Arthur (Archie) Leroy Thompson, age 70, passed away on Sunday December 24th, 2023 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, KS. He was born to Glen S. and Iris A. (Maley) Thompson on August 2nd, 1953 in Beloit, KS.
Archie married Donna Mallory on October 26th, 1973. To this union they were blessed with three sons; Shane, Curtis and Kevin.
After the Dubuque Packing Plant closed in Mankato, Archie started his career on June 24th, 1974 at the Randall Farmers Co-Op Union. He started as a feed truck driver and over the next 22 years he learned various other jobs before he became the manager. He managed the Co-Op from 1996 until he retired in 2016. Archie was always grateful to the Randall community for giving him what he felt was a second chance and for spoiling him with his favorite, lemon meringue pie. Archie also helped his brother-in-law’s Donnie and Kenny Mallory with carpentry work and for several years he served as a first responder and as the fire chief of the Randall Fire Department.
When Archie wasn’t working you could find him tinkering in his garage, spoiling his grandkids and playing darts or pool with family and friends.
He was known for putting others first. He would often mow others yards, lend someone a tool or just make sure his friends and family knew his door was always open.
Left to remember Archie are his three sons Shane (Glenda) Thompson of Beloit, and Curtis Thompson and Kevin Thompson both of Jewell; four grandchildren Heather Thompson, Haley (Jason) Nelson, Tristan Thompson and Jaxson Thompson; two great-granddaughters Mallory and Grace
Nelson; brothers Allen Thompson, Carl (Carla) Thompson, Terry Thompson and Tracy Crawford; sister Vola Conard; two sister-in-law’s Dorothy (Jack) Hake and Mary Mallory and a host of many nieces, nephews and cousins that will miss him deeply.
Archie is preceded in death by his wife, Donna; parents Glen and Iris Thompson; brothers Robert (Bob), Dale and Billy Thompson; and two sisters Elsie Crawford and Pearl Tieking.
Visitation will be Tuesday January 2, 2023 from 1pm – 7pm with the family present from 5pm – 7pm at Kleppinger Funeral Home, Jewell, KS.
Memorial Services will be Wednesday January 3, 2023 at 1pm at the Jewell Community Center, Jewell, KS with Pastor Dan Daniels Officiating.
Burial will follow at Wallace Cemetery, Jewell, KS.
A Memorial Fund has been established in memory of Archie Thompson to be designated at a later date.
For online condolences, please visit kleppingerfuneralhome.com.