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Richard Thomas

August 7, 2012
The Daily News

FOREST LAKE, Minn. - Richard "Dick" Thomas, 69, of Forest Lake, born and raised in Norway, died unexpectedly on June 25, 2012, at his home in Forest Lake.

Dick retired from McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), after 35 years. He had a love for family, travel, fishing, and designing airplanes.

He is survived by Kathy, his wife of 33 years; daughter, Jacqueline (Travis) Gingerich and their children, Jason, Seth and Sydney; son, Dan (Jenny) and their daughter, Sophie; brother, Dale (Candy); nephew, Jordon; and many extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Patronella Thomas and stepfather, Howard Williams.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, 130 Odill Drive in Norway.

Family will greet friends one hour prior to service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

The Mattson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements. They can be reached at (651)464-3556 or



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