Anna M. Thompson, 89, of Watford City, N.D., passed away on Sunday evening, Aug. 16, 2020, peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends.
Anna Marie Thompson was born on Aug. 4, 1931, in Watford City, the daughter of Gotfred Carl and Grace Hazel (Dahl) Olson. Anna attended schools in Alexander, N.D., and Watford City. On Nov. 3, 1957, Anna was united in marriage to Herman Carlyle Thompson in Watford City.
As a young girl Anna worked for local farmers and ranchers cooking, cleaning and doing odd jobs. Anna then worked at the hospital in Watford City. She then made her way to the nursing home where she continued her passion of taking care of others. Anna retired from the Good Shepherd Home at the age of 76.
Anna’s favorite hobbies included riding horse, fishing, gardening, telling stories, attending rodeos with her husband, Carlyle, attending her grandkids hockey games and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed softball, bowling and outings to the casino. Anna and Carlyle enjoyed dancing with friends, traveling and camping with friends and family.
Anna is survived by her husband, Herman Carlyle Thompson, Watford City; her son, Jimmy Thompson, Arnegard, N.D.; brothers, Donald (Sharon) Olson and Edwin (Beverly) Olson, all of Watford City; her two grandchildren, Brett (Kayla) Wold and Kyla (Gary) Beagles, all of Watford City; her two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Brooks Beagles; her son-in-law, Duane Wold, Watford City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents, Gotfred and Grace Olson; her daughter, Peggy Wold; infant son, Danny Thompson: brothers, Carl (Marion) Olson, Richard (Ida) Olson, and Alvin Olson; sisters, Shirley (Don) Lindeman and Sigred Gierke.
Funeral services for Anna were held Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City with Pastor Davis Maxfield officiating. Interment followed in the Schafer Cemetery, Watford City, under the care of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Watford City. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com