Wayne Thompson


Wayne passed away Tuesday, May 23 at Traditions in Preston, MN.

He was a police officer his entire working career, working as Chief of Police in Wabasha, Goodhue, and Morton, MN. He was the youngest Chief of Police, at the age of 25, in Minnesota.

He was a theology enthusiast.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Lois Thompson; two brothers, Robert and Randy; and a niece, Emily Hareldson.

He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie; 2 step daughters, Angela Ball and Kayla Balsley; 3 brothers, Brian, Galen, and Mark; 5 sisters, Aileen, Cheryl, Sharon, Janis, and Shirley; and very good friend, Janet Thompson.

A family service will be held at a later date.

Step forward now, policeman, you’ve

borne your burdens well.

Come walk the beat on Heavens streets

You’ve done your time in hell.

Memories and condolences of Wayne may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

Thank you to Traditions of Preston and St. Croix Hospice for their wonderful care.

6 thoughts on “Wayne Thompson

  1. I don’t know Wayne, but I am very sorry and prayers for his family and friends..
    My father was a policeman too, many years ago.
    Judy Buettner

    I saw his obituary before our granddaughters Amber Free is right after Wayne’s. We are all suffering after our loss. Judy.

  2. Wayne was my first cousin. When I was very young he would tell me about Air Force planes like b52 bombers. He had the coolest dog ever Chip. I looked up to him and wish I could have spent more time with all my cousins over the years.

  3. Wayne will be very missed. Working in his home and getting the opportunity to know him and spend time with him was a blessing. He always had the best stories and a witty sense of humor. My condolences to the friends and family of Wayne.

  4. Prayers to the family. I had many talks with Wayne at Traditions. Wayne and my brother Manfred were good friends. So sorry for your loss. He was a good man

  5. The only dad I will ever know thank you Wayne for always being there for me I love you always!

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