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Wade Everett Thompson

1961 to 2014


Wade Everett Thompson, 53, came to the end of his highway here on earth on Oct. 6, 2014 in Sedgwick, Colo. Family and friends will celebrate his life on Sat., Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Lisco, Neb.

Wade was born Jan. 23, 1961, in Sidney, to Kenneth R. Thompson and Luilla (Frerichs) Thompson. In 1966 the family moved near Broadwater and he attended grade school at Lisco and high school at Bridgeport. He worked for various farms and ranches during his school years. After high school, he went to work for Phillips Feedyard.

He married Susan A. Cunningham and to this union were born Jared and Joshua. After his marriage he farmed in the Broadwater area. They then moved to Edgerton, Wyo. where he worked with his father in the oil field. They returned to the Broadwater area, where they bought a farm and Wade bought a truck. He started with hay hauling and moved to cattle. The fall run was never a good time to try and plan for Wade at an event. Wade and Sue's house was a favorite of many nieces and nephews. Although they spent many an hour in the truck with Wade.

After Susan and Wade parted, he married Nancy Cole. He remained on the farm and continued to farm and truck until his health wouldn't permit the driving. Wade and Nancy divorced during this period. Even though he could no longer drive a truck, the wandering spirit was strong and he traveled extensively around the country.

He was a good man that never failed to tell you the truth as he saw it. Of course this could be annoying as he was often right. He didn't hesitate to offer help when it was needed. On the rare occasions Wade relaxed, he loved hunting, fishing, pulling pickups and fast cars.

He is survived by his son Joshua (Kelly) Thompson of Lisco, his mother Luilla Thompson of Broadwater, his brothers Price (Rose) Policky of Astoria, Ore., Jeffrey (Kathy) Policky of Chadron, Anton (Cindy) Policky of Scottsbluff, his sisters Karin (Mike) Tilley of Denver, Kim (Jim Dillard) Hart of Ranchester, Wyo., Teka (Michael Francis) Thompson of Broadwater, Twila (Steve) McClung of Anchorage, AK. and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He leaves behind several good friends including Dennis Boman, Susan Thompson, Thomas Stout and Zane Cranmore.

He was preceded in death by his infant son Jared, his father, Kenneth Thompson, infant sister Lisa and infant brother Kent, his grandparents Lola Thompson and Bud and LaVaun Frerichs.


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