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LeRoy Thompson, 84, of Duluth, passed away on July 14, 2014 at Cloquet Community Hospital with his family by his side.

LeRoy was born in Minneapolis on Oct. 28, 1929.

He was a lifelong Airman in the U.S. Air Force serving in Korea and Vietnam. During this time he was a well-known opera singer who performed both in Europe and the United States. He also worked at Northwest Outlet for 20 years and later on at the Hermantown Walmart. LeRoy was also a Shriner and a Mason, belonging to the Superior Masonic Lodge.

LeRoy is survived by his children, Michael (Tammy), Jonathon, Wendy Thompson and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Stephanie at the Cloquet Community Hospital.

GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 in Cremation Society of Minnesota 4100 Grand Ave. Duluth, MN. Cremation Society of Minnesota 218-624-5200