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Douglas Edward Thompson




Monday, April 25, 2022




Douglas (Doug) Edward Thompson, 69, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2022, with family by his side. Doug was born on January 7, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan, to Edward and Berneice Thompson. Graduating from Brother Rice High School, he further received a BA in Business from Western Michigan University and an MBA from the University of Detroit. Doug’s career focused on international sales with frequent coveted travel to Brazil. He was a dedicated MSU fan and lifelong optimistic Detroit Lions fan. Sailing, golf, cooking, acoustic guitar playing, concerts, and theater were some of his favorite pastimes. Doug was preceded in death by his wife Ranae Thompson and his parents Edward and Berneice Thompson. He is survived by his beloved children Ryan Thompson and Rachael (Sapan) Shah and their mother, his siblings Sharon Morse, Barbara Thompson, and Edward (Eugenie) Thompson, his special friend Julie Coup, and nieces and nephews. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 10am-11am Monday, April 25, 2022, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Funeral services will be at 11am.


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4 Responses

  1. Doug will be missed. We enjoyed spending time together last summer at the BRHS reunion at Douglas Lake.

  2. Doug and I shared many adventures and fun times together – they are an indelible memory in my heart. My deepest condolences to Sharon, Barb, and Ed.

  3. We are sadden to hear our be love Douglas has passed away. Your family will be in our thoughs and prayers, May him rest in peace, and May God give you the strength to go through this difficult time .
    Our sympathy, Tuan, Chuong and family.

  4. My wife Barbara and I will miss interacting with Doug in the neighborhood. We would always stop for one another while the other was walking in the neighborhood and kibitz about family, the neighborhood, or how Doug disliked The Wolverines – given that he bled Green & White!
    We enjoyed our time with Doug –

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