Dennis Michael “Mike” Thompson

August 27, 1953 ‒ February 09, 2020

Butler, Ohio


 BUTLER: Dennis Michael “Mike” Thompson passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was 66.

He was born August 27, 1953 in Mt. Vernon to the late Charles and Waunetta (Rice) Thompson.  He married Carolyn Jean Oswalt on February17, 1973.

Mike was an avid fisherman and loved spending his time with his grandsons.  He spent countless hours fishing at Apple Valley and Lake Erie, and especially enjoyed one particular trip where they nearly filled the boat with fish!  He was talented at Karaoke, his favorite song was “Picture” by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow.  He often could be found sitting on the porch with Jean sharing their coffee time together.  A master chef, he loved cooking for his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Jean; son Michael and Kara Thompson, grandsons Kody 08/27/1953Thompson and his girlfriend Rain King, and Korey Thompson; siblings David (Sue) Thompson, Charlotte Pack (Harold Oyster), Ronald (Robin) Thompson, Sharon Smith (Bill Pargeon), Karen (Garrel) Chevalier, Doug Thompson, a sister-in-law Shirley Thompson, fishing buddies Bryon King, Rich Burkepile and Rick Wolford, and various nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death siblings Pamela (Butch) Smith and Steven Thompson.

A Celebration of Life dinner will be held, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 21555 Pealer Mill Road, Butler, beginning at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made directly to the family or to Snyder Funeral Homes.

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  • I worked with Mike and talked him into playing Santa Claus for our company’s Christmas party one year. He really enjoyed doing that and our company family knew we had the best person for the job. He was a joy to be around at work. My husband and I ran into Mike and Jean at Walmart after he retired. He loved not having to get up and go to work. I’m sad that he didn’t get to spend more time with Jean but know he will be looking out for her from above. Rest in peace Mike.

  • Mike and I shared a lot of pratical joking days while we pretend to work at MPP. He was Santa with this Mrs Clause while we enjoyed each of those smiling faces on the children. This past Christmas he wasnt well but came and did the gig. That was Mike…I will miss you dear friend, may all your Thursdays be happy. I love you Jean, feel the arms of Mark and I around you. I wish I could be there with you. Fish on sir….

  • Uncle Mike you were the best and always will be I just want to take this time to thank you for everything all the times you wanted to take me fishing and have another huge cook out for the family and the time you gave me my first ever fishing set of my own hopefully when I make it up there on the other side I’ll fish with you all the time thank you for everything uncle mike and always remember fish 🐟 on buddy you will be missed by everyone❤️

  • Mike what can i say about you,you knew how to make people laugh-with all those fishing stories about the one that got glad you did not let Jean get away from you. You were awesome together. Watch over Jean I know you will always be by her side.Miss your special way of saying hi to me. Rest In Peace And fly high

  • I’m sorry to hear this. Mike and Jean always said hi when you ran into them. Always smiling and laughing. A great guy. Jean our condolences to all your family. Toni and Rick

  • The Thompson family,
    Our hearts are heavy with grief as we extend our sympathy for the loss of your loved one. God be with you during this difficult time.

  • RIP in peace old buddy. You for sure were one of greats. Mike was one of greatest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Thanks for all the laughs and good times. Rest easy my friend. Condolences to you Jean and your family.

  • My memories of Mike were very, very young. His sister, Charlotte, was my very first best friend. I have many good memories of Mike “tagging along ” with Charlotte and me. Rest in Peace little Mike.

    Judy (Blaisdell) Lambrecht

  • One of the nicest people I ever knew in my life, My deepest sympathies and prayers to the entire family on the tragic loss of this dear loved one. Bobby Jeffers

  • Oh where should I begin… what a great man you were to your wife and family. I will always remember hangin out on that front porch having a cold beer talking about lots of crazy stories..,, sure will miss you! Watch over aunt jean and michael and his family… love you!!

  • I met Mike while working with Jean at Hitchman’s in Butler. He always was smiling and he and Jean were always caring for someone in their home. That says A GREAT DEAL about a man. He always stopped and talked to me when I would run into him over the years. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Jean, I send my love and frienship to you and your family….MAY GOD COMFORT YOU IN THE UP COMING DAYS…..Carleen

  • I worked with Mike and Ron at Merrilat Cabinets! A couple of good guys! Sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Mike.

  • My Condolences To The Thompson Family in There Loss of Mike and Time of Grieving,
    I did not know Mike Well but always talked to him whenever we crossed each others paths, My favorite memory of Mike is I own a Gun Cabinet he Built Years Ago and it has served me well, He did a very good job building it. I always enjoyed talking to him and Gene. Rest in Peace Mike, May God Be With You.

  • You truly were one of a kind ♥️ Our infamous karaoke duos that are one of my all time favorite memories of you. We would both be standin there askin each other “Whatcha wanna sing?” for what seemed like forever until we ultimately decided on either “3 Wooden Crosses” or “Picture”. Your stories, your full faced rosey smile & open arms will forever hold a special place in my heart ❣️ Fly high big man and thank you for the special memories 🙏 My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family & all who were lucky enough to call him a friend 😊

  • Sending our thoughts and Prayers Jean and Michael and family such a great guy he will be missed .

  • We were saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. He was always such a nice funny guy! Sympathies to all his families. Prayers during this time of grief.

  • I met Mike through my friendship with Jean. He was always very kind, funny and always enjoyed talking to him! I know Jean adored him! He will be sadly missed by many! Jean….I send my love and prayers and may god be with you and your family in all your times of need!