Marene (MT) Lynn Thompson, age 57, of Stevens Point, passed away peacefully at her home (since July of 2016), the Aurora Care Facility, on January 22, 2022.
Marene was born on February 6, 1964, in Stevens Point. She was the only daughter of Leo and Janice (Dean) Thompson. When she was born, the doctors encouraged her parents to not take her home, but to have her committed because she suffered from Downs Syndrome. …oh, how they were wrong. She didn’t suffer from it, she “rocked it.”
Marene was an angel who was put on earth to teach everyone: how to love, what if felt like to be loved, and to find something to smile about or laugh at in everything.
She graduated in 1985 from SPASH and was known to nearly everyone as MT. Marene was also a member of the Stevens Point Church of Christ.
Marene enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics in bowling, bocci, and swimming. She was awarded a Gold Medal for swimming at the State Special Olympics. Marene also enjoyed listening to Randy Travis music and learning sign language.
Survivors include her mother, Janice (Dean/Thompson) Catlin of Stevens Point; her favorite brother, Bob (Amy) Thompson of Pulaski, Wis.; her favorite brother, Tim (Kathy) Thompson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; her favorite brother, Tyler (Michele) Thompson of Junction City; her favorite brother, Dean (Linda) Thompson of Grand Marsh, Wis.; and her favorite brother, Travis (Lisa) Thompson of Junction City. She is further survived by four nephews; five nieces; two great-nephews; and five great-nieces (who were all her favorite).
She is preceded in death by her grandparents; her father, Leo; stepfather, James Catlin; sisters-in-law, Amy Thompson and Dawn Thompson; and many aunts and uncles.
The family thanks the caregivers with Aurora; who were surely told that they were her favorite because Marene had many favorites. You cared for and blessed us all with your love through action.
A time of visitation will be held at the Stevens Point Church of Christ, 1112 Sandy Ln., Stevens Point on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a light luncheon in the church basement.