Gregory A. Thompson, 70
Bricelyn – Gregory Allen Thompson, age 70, of Bricelyn, died Saturday, May 29, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. A Funeral Service was Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Bricelyn Lutheran Church, Pastor Kent Otterman officiated. Visitation was Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and one hour prior to the service Sunday at the church. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is entrusted with arrangements. Please see brussheitner.com to leave online condolences.
Greg was born Dec. 3, 1950 in Blue Earth, the son of Glenn “Tommy” and Mable (Kallestad) Thompson. He graduated from Frost Public School in 1968, and worked a variety of jobs in the Mankato area after that. Greg was united in marriage to Jodell Seltun on Feb. 6, 1982 in Mankato. After their daughter Molly was born, Greg wanted to move back home to be closer to family, settling in Bricelyn, where they welcomed their second daughter Michelle. He lived there for over 34 years. Greg loved living in a small town; he served as a City Council member in Bricelyn since 1998. He even designed the Bricelyn Centennial logo, “Bricelyn-a good place to call home.” After Greg retired from Rembrant Foods, he found his new and most loved job, being a “Manny” to his grandkids, Rowan, Kellen and Keaton. His family meant everything to him.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jodi Thompson, of Bricelyn; daughters: Molly (Chris) Flo, of Albert Lea, and Michelle Thompson, of Minneapolis; three precious grandchildren: Rowan, Kellen and Keaton Flo; siblings; Barb Pearson, of Blue Earth, Connie (Gary) Brekke, of Rochester, Mike Hanson, of Blue Earth, and Terry (Joyce) Hanson, of Frost; in-laws: Roxann (Larry) Kluender, of Walters, Mike Seltun, of Albert Lea, Dawn (Scott) Langfald, of Rake, Iowa, Susan (Jeff) Beyer, of Stewartville, and Jean (Brandon) Hagenson, of Kiester; numerous nieces, nephews and their families; his 4-legged companion, “Chuck.”
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Maurie Hanson; sister, Linda Thompson; brother-in-law, Merle Pearson; parents-in-law, Jerry and Loetta Seltun; grandparents, Sam and Serena Thompson, Eddie and Cora Kallestad. He is also preceded in death by many aunts and uncles, including Joe, Ernie, and Neppy, and cousin Stevie, all who greatly impacted his life.