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ENOSBURGH — Norman L. “Ikey” Thompson, age 72, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home in Enosburgh.

He was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Enosburgh to the late James and Marion (Wetherby) Thompson.

Ikey served 13 months in Vietnam and he was very proud of his service there. After returning home he met Linda Morse and they were married in December of 1968. Ikey spent time working as a farmer, carpenter and mason, but spent most of his career in concrete construction and even owned his own business for a period of time. He considered himself a “jack of all trades – but master of none”. His favorite hobby was “junking” which consisted of collecting, buying and selling junk metal, cars and tractors.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years, Linda Thompson, of Enosburgh; two special and loving daughters, Jodi Thompson and her significant other, Paul Stanhope of North Troy and Kelly Thompson and her significant other, John Nutting of Richford; his grandchildren, Jamie, Janessa, Macie and Zack; one great grandchild, Julian; a sister, Patricia Parker of Plattsburgh; a sister-in-law, Kimberly Morse of Powder Springs, Ga.; two brothers-in-law, Chauncey D. Morse of Manchester, Vt., and Jeffrey Morse of Richford; several nieces and nephews and many close friends including Jim, Jake, Terry, Donna, Adrianne and Gary. Besides his parents, Ikey was predeceased by his siblings, Roger Thompson, Bobby Thompson and his wife Winnie and Shirley Nutting and her husband Herb and a nephew, Rusty Thompson.

Ikey will be greatly missed by his family, but they take comfort in knowing he will be reunited with good friends Frank Meunier and Bob Stanhope.

A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Richford Center Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

For those who wish, contributions in Ikey’s memory may be made to VA Medical Center, 215 North Main St., White River Jct., VT 05009.

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