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HOWARD I. THOMPSON, 87, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at his home. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a lifelong resident of Wood-burn. He retired as a farmer and employee of International Harvester. He was a member of the American Legion Post 377 for 61 years, the Disabled American Veterans, Posey County 36, and he attended the Woodburn United Methodist Church. Surviving are his children, Mitchel (Vicki) Thompson of Harlan, Keith Thompson of Delta, Ohio and Tammy (Tom) Jahns of Toledo, Ohio; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Vera Thompson. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Woodburn United Methodist Church, 4300 Becker Road, Woodburn, with calling one hour prior. Visitation also from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, 17629 SR 37, Harlan, Ind.