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Victor C. Thompson

Victor C. Thompson, 92, died Dec. 13, 2012, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.

He was born May 6, 1920, to Clarence and Myrtle Myers Thompson in Ozawkie.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in entomology from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in apiculture, the study of honeybees, from Iowa State University. He was a college professor and researcher at Ohio State University.

On Dec. 9, 1945, he married Margaret Gray in Peabody. She died March 20, 2011.

He is survived by one brother, Leonard Thompson of Valley Falls, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Arlan.

There will be no visitation. A graveside inurnment service will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 19 at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, with a memorial service to follow at 10:30 a.m. at Showalter Villa Chapel in Hesston, with Randy Thompson and Chaplain Wendy Miller officiating.

Memorials may be sent to the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees or Schowalter Villa, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, Hesston KS 67062.

Last modified Dec. 20, 2012