Russell E. Thompson, 87, of Farley, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Monday, April 12, 2021 at his home in Farley.

Visitation for Russell was held 9-11 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley.

Service for Russell was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, with Rev. Michael Schueller officiating.

Burial was held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Farley with full military honors was afforded by the Farley American Legion Post #656.

Casketbearers were: Cory Bergfeld, Chad Bergfeld, Chris Bergfeld, Cody Olson, Justin Thompson, Jordon Thompson and Jacob Thompson.

He was born Nov. 26, 1933 in LaCrosse, Wis., son of Ellsworth and Evelyn (Rogers) Thompson. Russell was a Veteran having served in the United States Air Force. On Aug. 25, 1955 he was united in marriage to Patricia M. Tschumper in Hokah, Minn. She preceded him in death Oct. 6, 2012.

Russell was employed as a driver for Ruan Transport for many years.

Russell was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Farley. He was also a member of the Farley American Legion Post #656 and the Teamsters Union Local #421 in Dubuque. He was an avid Golf player and enjoyed watching NASCAR, and Sports, especially NFL and the Green Bay Packers.

He is survived by two children, Cathy (Steve) Olson and Terry (Roseanne) Thompson both of Farley; seven grandchildren: Cory (Molly), Chad (Sadie), Chris (Joleen), Cody (Samantha) , Justin, Jordon (Yessi) and Jacob Thompson; 11 great-grandchildren: Emily, Aaron, Cole, Tanner, Drew, Byron, Julia, Max, Luke, Eli, Rhett and Connor; one sister, Yvonne Buben of Litchfield Park, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Barb Thompson of Baldwin, Wis., and Bonnie Tschumper of Caledonia, Minn.; two brothers-in-law, Robert (Pat) Tschumper of Seattle, Wash. and John Thimmesch of Independence.

He is also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Cheryl A. Thompson on March 27, 2011; brothers and sisters–in-law, Norbert Tschumper, Marvin Tschumper, Georgian Thimmesch and Connie Tschumper.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com