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Mickey J. Thompson

MERCER, Wis. - Mickey J. Thompson, 53, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, at his home in Mercer.

Mick attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior and received a bachelor's degree in history (1993), attended Webster University and received a master's degree in computer resources and information management (2005), and attended the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College (2005).

As an Air Force officer, Mick served three wartime efforts and retired as a major with honors after 20 years of service. In 1995, he was stationed in Germany as an IT/cyber communications lead and supported the Bosnian War. In 2006, he was stationed at the Multi-National Security Transition Command in Baghdad, Iraq, and received a Bronze Star Award. In 2011, he served as deputy of the ISAF Joint Command (IJC) Communication Directorate in Kabul, Afghanistan, and received a Bronze Star Award.

For leisure, Mick enjoyed listening to music, especially the 80s, playing Trivial Pursuit, metal detecting, and traveling to historical sites. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and was legendary at making spicy beef jerky. On a personal note, Mick was a kind-hearted, brilliant, sincere friend who loved to talk, listen, and crack witty jokes.

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and sister, Deborah.

Mickey was born Dec. 8, 1969, to William and Genevieve (Modjeski) Thompson. He is survived by three children, Chloe Thompson (22), Jack Thompson (20), and Kevin Thompson (20); two brothers, Randy Thompson and Tim (Laurie) Thompson, and sister, Billie (Christopher) Babcock; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Please join us for celebrations of life events:

-Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cedar Springs Pavilion in Tipp City, Ohio.

-Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Great Northern Hotel's banquet hall in Mercer.

Mickey will be laid to rest at the Dayton National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dayton VA Medical Center at


The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Mickey's legacy of life. You can leave condolences or a tribute at

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