Velda Thompson

April 9, 1926 – March 5, 2022

SUN PRAIRIE – Velda was born on April 9, 1926 to Chester and Viola Trumble in Mauston, WI. Velda was married to Robert Thompson on August 17, 1946 in Blanchardville, WI. Soon after, Velda began her career with Cuna Mutual in Madison, and they moved to Sun Prairie WI in 1951.

Velda continued her accounting career for Piggly Wiggly until her retirement. Bob and Velda have been married for 72 years.

Velda is survived by her two sons: Bruce Thompson (Nancy) of Sun Prairie and John Thompson of Madison; four grandchildren: Jenny Simon (Pete), Andy Thompson (Chris), Katherine Roberts (Elmer) and Dan Thompson (Kayla): seven great-grandchildren: Carter, Grace, Taylor, Luke, Paxton, Reese and Brynn, and his brother Roland Trumble of Blanchardville. Velda was predeceased by her husband Robert, her parents Chet and Viola, her brother Marlyn and her sisters-in-law Norma and Myrna.

Velda has led a wonderful life! She was an excellent cook! The family vacation at their home on the hillside of Musket Ridge is fondly remembered by all. She was an excellent bridge player and made many great friends playing the game she loved! Velda was a baseball fan until her very last days. She loved following the Brewers as well as her brother Roland, her son Bruce and her grandsons Andy (Toronto Blue Jays) and Dan (Minnesota Gophers) who all played the sport!

She was especially proud of her family for operating the Prairie Athletic Club where she was one of the first bookkeepers 46 years ago. Prairie Athletic Club honored Velda and her husband, Bob in 2014 with a memorial name for their new cafe. Commonly referred to as “Bob and Vel’s Coffee Shop”. She also greatly appreciated all the medical advice she received from her granddaughter Kate. Her last words were “I feel so lucky to have such a beautiful family”. We all feel like we were lucky! Goodbye mom rest in peace!

Per Velda’s wishes, she will be buried alongside her husband Robert at Memory Gardens in Sun Prairie after a private ceremony with her immediate family. An “End of Life Celebration” will be held at Buck & Honey’s Barrel Room Sun Prairie on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial requests to: Lutheran Church of Our Savior where she was a founding member or Tellurian. Please share your memories on

Published by on March 9, 2022.