Leo C. Thompson, 86, 4101 Hoover Ave., died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Wautoma Care Center in Wautoma.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Stevens Point, with John Dalum and Carl Frazier officiating. Cremation will follow.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday at the church until the services.
A memorial is established in his name for the Wisconsin Christian Youth Camp.
Boston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Thompson was born Jan. 2, 1915, in the town of New Hope, a son of the late Arthur and Helen Thompson. He grew up in the Amherst area.
He entered the U.S. Army on July 23, 1941, in Milwaukee. He served during World War II in the West Indies and New Guinea. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with four bronze battle stars and five overseas service bars. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant tech 4 on July 27, 1945.
He was married to Janice Dean on May 28, 1955, at the Church of Christ in Stevens Point.
They lived most of their life in the DuBay area.
He worked as a carpenter for various construction companies in the central Wisconsin area, including Ellis Stone, Thompson-Abbott Construction and C.R. Meyer Co.
He was an active member and past deacon for the Church of Christ. In earlier years, he was a member of the Amherst American Legion Post.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Robert (Amy), Green Bay, Tim (Kathy), Black River Falls, Tyler (Michele) and Travis (Dawn), both of Junction City, and Dean, Plover; one daughter, Marene Thompson, Plover; four sisters, Jenny Berg and Virginia Olson, both of Iola, Viola Peters, Amherst, and Mary Swenson, Waupaca; and nine grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers.