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Pete Thompson

August 13, 1929 — June 2, 2019

E.G. “Pete” Thompson passed away on June 2, 2019 at his home in Sandpoint, Idaho at the age of 89.


The Vigil/Rosary service will be said at 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 6, 2019 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 am, Friday June 7, 2019 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Dennis C. Day officiating.


Pete was born on August 13, 1929 to Eddy and Ida Thompson. Raised in the farming community of Sheldon, North Dakota he graduated from Sheldon High School in a class of 12.


Pete was preceded in death by his wife Adell, his son Rick, grandson Casey and granddaughter, Stephanie. His survivors are Scott Thompson (Kelly) Jim Thompson (Sandy), Paul Thompson (Nancy), Jack Thompson (Penny), Joel Thompson, Patrick Thompson, Gayle Cooper (Jim), Darcy McDougall (Randy). His grandchildren are Jason Thompson, Travis Thompson, Corby Thompson, Ryan Thompson, Cole Thompson, Erin Birkhimer, Josh Thompson, Sean Purcell, Ian Purcell, Cory Purcell, Amy Clark, Alex Thompson, Jaclyn Green, Tyrel Thompson, Orrin Thompson, Tel Thompson, Jake Thompson, Samantha Thompson, Brissa Peterson and Brianna Williams. He also had 49 great grandchildren.


Pete and his wife, Adell, ran successful newspaper businesses in Sandpoint, Priest River, Bonners Ferry and Post Falls, Idaho. He was involved deeply in the Sandpoint, North Idaho Community in both civic events and politically.


In 2018 Pete married Debra Dawson of Sandpoint.  Debra has four children; Matt Meaux, Andrew Meaux, Kyle Meaux and Jarrod Meaux all of Sandpoint, Idaho.


Pete enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle, hunting, fishing and working on his property north of Sandpoint. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.


Donations can be made in remembrance of Pete to the Sandpoint Lions Club.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Prayer Service

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Starts at 7:00 pm (Pacific time)

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Memorial Service

Friday, June 7, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Pacific time)

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