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“Dear Borgny, & family. It is with great sorrow I learn of your loss. May your faith, family, & friends give you support in this difficult time of...Read More »
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“Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Hosea 13:14. L Ohio ”
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“The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a blessing to everyone who knew him, and even though our family has only known him for a...Read More »
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“We feel for you Thompson family, and it is good to know our Lord is faithful and sustains us in our time of need. Cling to God's word and each other...Read More »
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“The first time I met Stanley was at Arnold and Angelique's wedding, where we also celebrated Stanley's 75th birthday. He was the gentlest man I ever...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Anneke Jakes - Pittsboro, NC

“Arnold and Family,We are saddened by the loss of your father. We know the loss and void that occurs when a family member leaves when they're gone....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Chad and Jennifer Strand - ND

“Stanley, Your dedication to our Holy God and your family will forever be imprinted on my heart. "Well done good and faithful servant" Love, Michelle ”
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Ralph Stanley Thompson, 84 of East Hartland, was called home to our Lord on August 3, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Hartford Hospital. He was born on December 4, 1932 in New York City, NY to the late Thomas and Annie Thompson. At age 9, he moved to East Hartland where he lived the rest of his life. He married Borgny Haugland on November 23, 1972. Stan proudly served in the US. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Pratt -N- Whitney in 1992 after 46 years as a motion picture photographer. He attended Bethany Lutheran Brethren Church in East Hartland since 1941. His true joy in life was serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through being a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, a loyal friend, and through serving as a Sunday school teacher and usher at his church. Stan was also a member of the Gideons International. He had a great sense of humor and appreciated a good practical joke, even at his own expense. He was well known for his Saturday morning breakfast sandwiches and his fruit salad including his secret ingredients. He enjoyed keeping a pristine pool in summer and a perfectly snow blown driveway in winter. He enjoyed boating and camping with family and friends as well as taking a cruise in his 1969 Chevy Corvette. In later years, he enjoyed one-on-one time with each of his grandchildren until the Alzheimer’s made it difficult to communicate. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. and Annie Thompson; his brother, Arnold Norman Thompson; and father and mother-in-law, Simon and Borghild Haugland. He is survived by his loving wife, Borgny (Haugland) Thompson; his brother, Thomas A. Thompson and his wife Janet; his three children, Arnold Thompson and his wife Angelique, Yvonne Wutka and her husband Robert, and Brenda Ryan and her husband Shane; and his grandchildren: Elise Wutka, Kyah Ryan, Mara Wutka, Anika Ryan, Jonathan Wutka, Esten Ryan, Abigail Wutka, Tylan Ryan, and Phoenix. Friends and family are welcome to visit the family for calling hours at Bethany Lutheran Brethren Church, 116 Walnut Hill Road, East Hartland, CT on Sunday, August 6, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial with Military Honors will follow in East Hartland Cemetery. Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home in Granby has care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association 200 Executive Blvd., 4B Southington, CT 06489, www.alz.org/ct or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214, or by visiting www.gideons.org.