James "Jim" Thompson, 87, of Preston, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Traditions Assisted Living in Preston.

Jim was born to Elmer and Aurelia (Krause) Thompson on Nov. 19, 1931. He graduated from Preston High School. Jim married Joyce Ericson on Jan. 8, 1966. They were later divorced. Jim farmed in rural Preston for several years. He retired in 1998 due to having a stroke. Sadly, his life was forever changed. He had a love for his farm, horses, dogs and hunting.

Survivors include his daughters, Vicki (Rod) Jorgenson of Kasson, and Karen Koens of Apple Valley; three grandsons, Tyler, Trent and Taylor Koens of Apple Valley; sister-in-law, Shirley Thompson of Spring Valley; and several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jean Lawrence and Shirley Freiheit; brother, Bud Thompson; and granddaughter, Bailey Koens.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 21 at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Preston. 

The family would like to thank Traditions of Preston for taking wonderful care of Jim.