Thompson, Roger Allen ‘RT’


Roger Allen “RT” Thompson, 77, of Winona, died on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at his home. RT was born on October 17,1941, in Winona, to Ethel and Melvin Thompson. He graduated from Winona High School and began working. He held many jobs over the years but most notably he worked at Knitcraft for 28 years.

RT enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to casinos, going to garage sales, puzzling, playing cards, cribbage, camping, and woodworking. On June 7, 1986, he married LaVonne Larson.

He is survived by his wife, LaVonne; son, Ricky (Roseannah) Nagel; daughters, Lynn Cassel, Linda (Keith) Bernheart; nine grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren; and brother, Darrel (Sue) Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Thompson; daughter, Brenda Reynolds; and in-laws, Gladys and Lester Larson.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, with visitation from 5-7 p.m. at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview. Please leave a memory and view his tribute video when it becomes available at

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