Armour R. Thompson died peacefully at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo, North Dakota, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the age of 95.
His funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, with visitation one hour prior to the service at Viking Lutheran Church, rural Walcott, North Dakota, with the Rev. Wayne Quibell officiating. Interment was at Viking Lutheran Cemetery.
Armour was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Wyndmere, North Dakota, to George and Hilda (Braaten) Thompson. He graduated from Viking School No. 1 and farmed and ranched with his father and later with his brother LeRoy. Armour proudly lived in Viking Township in the same house until September 2018 when he moved to the Leach Home in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
Armour was a humble man with an uncanny sense of humor who immensely enjoyed visiting with people of all ages. He was gentle with his cattle, dogs and cats. Saturday morning coffee visits with relatives, friends and neighbors became a tradition in Armour’s kitchen. He was influential in the lives of his nieces and nephews.
Armour was baptized and confirmed at Viking Lutheran and was a life-long member.
Armour is survived by his sister, Joyce Braaten; sister-in-law, Marie Thompson; 11 nephews and nieces as well as grand- and great-grandnieces and nephews, including a great-grandnephew named Armour.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Howard and LeRoy; sisters: Arlene Bishop and Marlys Almer; and a niece and nephew.
The family would like to thank the Leach Home for their loving care and helping Armour feel that he had a new home.
Memorials may be made to the Viking Lutheran Cemetery Fund or the Leach Home.
Vertin-Munson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.