Warren Lee Thompson of Missoula passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021, peacefully at home. He was born October 30, 1953, to Floyd and Jean (Angen) Thompson in Alexandria, Minnesota. Warren spent his first two years in Brandon, Minnesota with older sister, Kathleen and younger brother, Russell. The family moved to Butte, Montana in 1955 and Warren attended Emmerson Grade School. In 1968, the family moved to Missoula and Warren graduated from Sentinel High in 1971.
In April 1971, Warren met his soulmate and best friend, Patti George and the two were united in marriage on June 22, 1974. Their two children are Janet, born in 1980 and Jon, born in 1982.
Warren had a strong work ethic his entire life. He worked at 5 Valley Bowling, Intermountain Lumber, Ron’s Auto while in and after high school. In 1977, Warren began his auto mechanical career working for Heins Motors in Kalispell, the North Slope in Alaska, Devlin Frey and finally, Four Seasons Motors for 22 years.
Warren loved tinkering on his John Deere tractors and Ford Mustangs and was a member of the Western Montana Antique Power Association for many years. He gave tractor rides at the 4th of July festivities at Fort Missoula and at WM County Fair. Warren spent many weekends racing motocross with Jon. Above all else, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed.
Warren is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Patti Thompson; daughter, Janet (Levi) Diggs; grandchildren, Landon Diggs, Ashtyn Diggs, and Jack Reep; brother, Russell Thompson; sister, Kathleen (Odes) Stedman; nephews, Brian, Arron & Eric; aunt, Karen Schjei; extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Jean; in-laws, Cal and Harriett George; and son, Jon in 2019.
Thank you to his Partners Hospice Angels; especially, Ryann, Kelsey, Alyssa, Dani, Burgundie, Errol and others. Special thanks to Jan and Ray Anthony for their support and love during this journey.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula (1705 W. Broadway). The service will be livestreamed and online condolences can be left at gardencityfh.com.