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Russel L. Thompson

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The Rev. Robert Ponticello will officiate. Burial will follow in Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln, Neb. There will be no visitation.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Thompson was born Jan. 19, 1944, in Nebraska City, Neb., son of the late Russel Lee Thompson I and the late Esther Elizabeth (Hansen) Thompson. He had been employed as a principal and then as superintendent of schools in the Pawhuska, Okla., School District. He served also as a professor at Oklahoma State University.
Russel was an accomplished opera singer who was a member of the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Atlanta Metropolitan Opera and the Santa Fe Metropolitan Opera. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
He is survived by his caregiver, Mary Vanderburg of Union City; his daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Thompson of San Antonio; his son, Dr. Russel L. Thompson III of San Antonio; and three grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Maurice Thompson.

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