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Owen Thompson, a life long resident of Farnam, passed away suddenly Thursday morning.

Owen, who had been an employee of the Farnam Post Office for 40 years, was a victom [sic] of a heart attack. He became sick early that morning. Members of the Fire Dept. were called for oxygen. Upon the advice of a doctor he was taken by car to a Gothenburg hospital. Death came before his arrival at the hospital.

Owen was a great sportsman of hunting and fishing. He had won several trophies for his marksmanshipand had just returned a few days previous to his death from a State Trap shoot at Doniphan.

He had a philosophy to life that many people are never able to gain by attending church every Sunday, which endowed him with many friends young and old.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, in the Farnam Methodist Church at 3:30. Rev. Harold O. Massie officiated.

Mrs. Audrey Kotschwar and Mrs. Deloras Nickerson sang, accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Smith.

Pallbearers were: Fred Miller, Leon Kotschwar, Kenneth Stevens, Edgar King, Charlie Pollard and Charlie Davis.

American Legion Post 288 had charge of the Military honors at the Grave side services.

Interment was in the Farnam Cemetery.

McVay-Olesen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


We wish to express our deep appreciation and thanks for the many acts of kindness, cards, food, flowers and memorials that we received in our recent sorrow and loss of our loved one.

Mrs. O. T. Thompson
Gerald Thompson
Maude Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Hicks

The Farnam Press 21(33):1, Thursday, 22 June 1961

Owen Thompson

Owen Thompson was born to J. W. and Ida Owen Thompson, November 17, 1890, at Farnam, Nebraska. He passed away quite suddenly on June 15, 1961, at the age of 70 years.

Owen grew to manhood in the Farnam community. He enlisted in World War I and joined the Rainbow division, serving overseas.

In 1924, he was united in marriage to Floy Caley at Denver, Colo. This union was blessed with one son, Gerald.

He was appointed Postmaster in 1919 serving until 1931 when he was appointed mail carrier on the rural route where he served until 1959 when he retired. From then on, he found more time in his favorite sports, hunting and fishing.

Owen was a member of American Legion Post 288; of the I.O.O.F. no. 235, serving as sec'y for 25 years and of the Farnam Lions Club of which he was past President and now Secretary.

His dear ones who remain are: his wife, Floy; his son, Gerald; and his sisters, Maude Thompson and Mrs. Mable Hicks, both of San Gabriel, Calif.

Published: 10/29/2020 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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