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James Richard Thomson, 68

James Richard Thomson, 68, River Falls, Wis., battled lung cancer for nearly a year before the Lord called him home on Friday, Oct. 4.

He was a humble, passionate, and adored Fly Fisherman, Boy Scout Leader, Teacher/Guide, Husband, Father, Grandpa and Friend.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy; oldest son, Chris; grandson, Gavin; youngest son, Greg; daughter-in-law, Brittany; and granddaughter, Carliauna.

He is Forever in our Hearts.

Celebration of life memorial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, with visitation starting at 10 a.m., at Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke St., Maplewood/St. Paul, MN 55109.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: The Gathering, 5610 Norwich Parkway, Stillwater, MN 55082. This is the peaceful hospice location that he was gifted for his final days with us. A donation box will be available for this offering at the visitation.

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