|James A. Thompson
Born: April 07, 1946 Died: July 18, 2018
James A. Thompson, 72, died Wednesday July 18, 2018 at Kalispell regional Medical Center from injuries sustained from a
Jim was born April 07, 1946 in Morris, IL to Tilman and Jeanette (Olson) Thompson. Jim grew up and attended school in
Morris, IL. Jim graduated from Morris High School with honor in the class of 1964. Jim attended southern Illinois University
where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Forestry. Jim moved to Virginia where he attended Virginia Tech University and
earned a Masters of Science in Wildlife Biology. After finishing his degrees Jim moved to Williamston, NC where he taught
forestry at Martin Tech. Jim moved to Eureka in 1977 and found employment with the US Forest Service. Before his
retirement Jim also substitute taught at Lincoln County High School. Jim enjoyed rafting, camping, hunting, boating, and
especially spending time with his grandchildren. Jim was an avid cub’s fan and took great pride in watching the cub’s win the
Survivors include his daughter Loris Thompson of Eureka, MT; grandson Joshua Thompson of Lakeside, MT; his
granddaughter Nikayla Brown of CO; grandson Dawsyn Thompson of Eureka, MT; great grandson Kolter Brown of CO; sister
Marsha Bednarik (Tom) of FL; nieces Katie Purdy (Danny) of FL; great nieces Adalynn & Evie; nephew Tommy Bednarik of
Memorials may be given to the Lion’s Club or Montana Association for the Blind at Large Chapter.
Memorial services will be held Monday, July 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Church of God in Eureka, MT.
For more information, call the Fruland Funeral Home at 815-942-0700.