Michael "Big Mike" Thompson

December 5, 1956 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 62)


Michael W. Thompson

“Big Mike”

The world lost a big man on August 29, 2019. Mike had a big personality to match his big frame and was known to many as a gentle giant. He passed away doing what he loved (camping), at a place he loved (our property in Southern Utah).

Michael W. Thompson was born on December 5, 1956 to Warren G and Mary K Thompson. He was the youngest of three and enjoyed telling stories of growing up with two older sisters. Mike joined the Navy at the age of 16 and served for 4 years on the USS Nimitz. He then followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a heavy equipment operator. Big Mike operated high tower cranes for many years working for Big D, Oakland, and Gleeson construction companies.

Mike waited until later in life to marry. He said “Mama always told me an angel would come along” and she did. He found his angel and married Renee LaPeé on February 3, 2001. We shared many good times filled with laughter and fun. Life will be a little (or a lot) boring without him.

Mike had a passion for music and had an eclectic collection. He always carried a harmonica and would whip it out and make up a song about his surroundings. Oh the fun we had listening to his musical stories!  Mike treasured his time playing in several bands “Rayband” and “Uno-Testucally” in the early 90’s.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, step-daughter Samantha Larsen, brother-in-law Keenan LaPeé and his faithful 4-legged friend Ralph. Mike is survived by his wife Renee LaPeé, sisters Kay Thompson and Cheryl (Mark) Omer, Niece Shera Omer, in-laws Myrna LaPeé, Chuck and Joyce LaPeé, Cam (Leslie) LaPeé, Tori (Tim) Miller and Derrick (Cindy) LaPeé and many, many friends. 

A celebration of life will be held on September 24th from 7 – 9 p.m. at Harp and Hound, 2550 Washington Blvd in Ogden. Rest in Peace my Love.

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Celebration of Life
September 24, 2019

7:00 PM
Harp & Hound
2550 Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT 84404

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