Marie Magdalena Thompson, 79, passed away Friday, Oct 15th, 2021, in Minot, North Dakota.
Marie was born to Hulda & Herman Hildebrand of Beulah, North Dakota where she was raised. She attended Concordia College for her Undergraduate degree and then on to Kansas State University where she achieved her Masters in Zoology. It is here that she met the love of her life, Michael B. Thompson. They were married in Beulah North Dakota and soon moved to Minot North Dakota.
Marie was a devoted mother and raised 2 children while spending time on her many interests including spending many years as a “Rockhound” and crafting beautiful pieces of jewelry into necklaces, earrings, bolos & belt buckles.
Marie was also an amazingly talented seamstress. She selflessly created well over 700 Huggy Bears for the local Crises Center. She was cited The Presidential Honor Award for her philanthropic efforts. She also quilted for many years with her church, Zion Lutheran creating stunning and colorful patterns.
Marie & Mike loved to travel and toured the US & Canada from the Yukon to Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia. They would venture to Alaska, Yellowstone, The Badlands & The Black Hills many times. They toured from California to Montana for several ski trips to Big Sky and traveled out to NY & NJ for both children’s weddings and several times in between.
Marie moved out East to NY last Oct to be closer to her children & grandchildren. She loved touring around the countryside of the Adirondacks and especially loved the “big puffy clouds” that reminded her so much of her traveling days.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Hulda & Herman Hildebrand, her husband Michael B. Thompson, brothers Jim & David Hildebrand, Sister-in-Law Linda Kruse & Sister-in-Law Pat Cote.
Marie is survived by her Son Andrew (Danielle) Thompson, and their two children – Hudson & Brecken; her Daughter Sarah (Dennis) Clifford, her Brother-In-law Steve (Pat) Thompson, Sister-In-Law Connie Hildebrand, her Nephew Travis, her Sister-In-Law Bonnie & Nieces Jessica, Ashleigh & Danielle, her Brother-In-Law Gene Cote, Nephews & Nieces Chris, Carrie, Casey, Craig & Courtney, Nieces Christy & Tracy, Great Niece Brittany, Nephew David (Dawna) Kruse.
Memorials are preferred to: Minot State University – Science Division c/o Department of Development, in memory of Marie M. Thompson or The Crisis Center https://courage4change.org/how-to-help/donate.html
A celebration of Marie’s life with take place at a future date.