Bruce W. Thompson

June 9, 1948 - July 17, 2009

Bruce W. Thompson of Mukwonago passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was 61.

Bruce was born in Milwaukee on June 9, 1948, the son of George and Mary Thompson.

He was a retired union representative of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1444. Bruce was a member of the American Legion Post No. 375 and St. James Catholic Church, both in Mukwonago. He was also an active member of the National Rifle Association. Bruce loved to shoot target practice at McMiller Sport Center in Eagle, where he was a member, and also at Fletcher Arms in Waukesha.

Bruce is the beloved husband of Karen; loving father of Mathew (Sara) and Kari Ann (fiance Andy Smyczek), both of Mukwonago; cherished grandfather "Da" of Brayden and Samantha; and dear brother of Diane Ostrom of Oconomowoc. He is further survived by other relatives friends.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral memorial Mass on Wednesday, July 22, at St. James Catholic Church, 830 Highway NN East, Mukwonago. The Rev. Michael Savio will officiate.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at