Norman L. Thompson of Lamar, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at St. Johnís Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was 80.
Mr. Thompson was born April 20, 1928, in Springfield, Mo., to Orion V. and Lottie (Doran) Thompson.
He was a Korean War veteran of the Army, serving from April 6, 1951 through April 5, 1953, as a corporal for the 101st Airborne Division and 3rd Armed Division.
He was a funeral director and embalmer for Konantz-Warden Funeral Home in Lamar for more than 50 years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Lamar.
He married Lottie Loeta Tullis on March 11, 1951, in Jasper, Mo. She survives, of the home.
Additional survivors include one son and his wife, Phillip and Kim Thompson of Dublin, Calif.; one daughter and her husband, Jan and Phillip Hofschulte of Wyandotte; two sisters, Thelma Friebe of Ozark, Mo., and Louella Wilson of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Nick Hofschulte of Stillwater and Chris and Natalie, both of Wyandotte, and one great-grandchild, Kinley Marie Hofschulte.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home. Minister Robb Wilson and C.K. Warden will officiate. Burial will be at Lake Cemetery in Lamar.
Full military honors will be performed.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Hofschulte, Nicholas Hofschulte, Christopher Hofschulte, Ed Friebe, Scotty Divine, Todd McCoy and Rod Jurgens.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at funeral home.