Michael "Mike" Thompson was born August 6, 1949, and died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones December 2, 2022, at the age of 73.
Mike spent his life loving his wife of 52 years, Lenore. He built a beautiful life with her and for his two children, Lisa and Tommy. Mike was a decorated Vietnam Veteran, who served our great country with honor. Mike worked hard and played hard. He was a talented classic car craftsman who built over 10 street rods with his own hands through ground up restoration. He enjoyed snowmobiling and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle in his spare time. When he lived in Illinois, Mike was a successful Snap-on Tool Dealer. When he moved up to Wisconsin with his wife, he opened a new business as a Cornwell Dealer, from which he retired after 13 prosperous years. Mike loved his grandchildren with all his heart, they were his pride and joy.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Lenore Thompson; his sister, Cindy (Bruce) Dunbar; his children, Lisa (Dave) Stuart and Tom Thompson; his grandchildren, Zoe (Annie) Stuart, Anthony Corrado, Vincent Corrado, Abby Thompson, and David Stuart; Nieces Wendy Dunbar, Bonnie (John) Carroll; Nephews Jeff Dunbar, Darren Thompson, Steve Thompson, and Shawn Thompson; as well as too many incredible friends to list.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Albert Thompson; his mother, Frances Thompson; his sister, Jerrie Mercer; his brother, James Thompson; and his first grandchild, Michael Corrado.
Mike will be forever missed by his family and friends who loved him so much. His memory will live on through the legacy of strength and dedication he passed on to his children and grandchildren and the amazing life he built with his wife.
The family will receive friends at Bakerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road, in Wilmington on January 19, 2023 from 10:00 am until time of memorial service at 1:00 pm. Pastor Bob Walker will officiate and graveside services with full military honors will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at 2:30 pm.
Preferred memorials in Michael's memory may be made as gifts to American Heart Association.
Friends and family are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, submit photos and share Michael's memorial page via social media.
Memorial services have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181).