Craig A. Thompson

July 6, 1971 ~ July 28, 2022 (age 51)


Craig A. Thompson lost his fight with Meniere’s Disease, on July 28, 2022, at his home in Sparta.  He was born on  July 6, 1971 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin to Elaine and Michael Thompson. He spent his childhood in Black River Falls Wisconsin and with his parents moved to Cataract Wisconsin in 1984. He graduated from Sparta High School in 1989.

After graduation, he worked in the woods of Northern Minnesota for several years. He returned to the Black River Falls and Sparta area and worked for various companies, for the past 15 years Craig worked for Century Foods in Sparta.

He is survived by his mother, Elaine Rugg Thompson; children, Jaron (Amber) Thompson, La Crosse, Justice Thompson, Black River Fall, Alex Thompson, Sparta; granddaughter, Brooklyn Steinhoff and her mother, Bryanna Steinhoff, of Sparta;  aunts, Charlotte (Bob)Knight, of Holmen,  Ellen Kremmer Rugg, of Sparta, Judy Stevens, Lana (Tom) Entwistle; special cousins, Marcia (John) O’Duggan, Stacy(Khalil Mdaghri) Corbo, and their families and many other cousins and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael (2021); grandparents, Harold and Geneva Rugg, Earl and Bertha Thompson; aunt, Debra Arnold; uncles, Donald Dean Rugg, Gary Rugg, and Joesph Thompson.

A Memorial Service will be held in late August.

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August 1, 2022

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