Daniel J. Thompson

Daniel John Thompson -47- died Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at St. Agnes Hospital unexpectedly from undetermined causes.

He was born September 9, 1971 in Fond du Lac to Richard M and Carol L (Samp) Thompson. He attended schools in Fond du Lac and graduated from Goodrich High School in 1991. Later he graduated from Fox Valley Technical College and went into the trucking industry, presently working for basement specialists in Appleton.

He married Maria Mendez in 1995 and later divorced. He has two daughters, Tia Marie, 17 and Isabella Marie, 15.

Dan liked to ride his jet-ski, play with radio-controlled vehicles and his grandpa’s electric train but most important in life to him were his daughters. He would do anything for them.

Survivors include his daughters, Tia and Isabella, his parents, Dick and Carol, sisters, Lisa (Jeffrey) Janzen, Brookfield WI and Lynn(Marc) Sonnenberg, Ripon WI. His step-grandmother, Agnes “Bette-Bette” Thompson, his nieces and nephews, Andrew and Scott(Jeni) Luzenski, Jenna Jones, Miller Janzen, Stephanie and Jennifer Sonnenberg, aunts, uncles and cousins. His godparents Jean Thompson, Germantown WI and Robert Samp, Fond du Lac WI.

Dan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Junior and Margaret Samp, and Marvin E and Elizabeth “Betty” Thompson, his aunt, Linda Collien, his uncle, Marvin J Thompson and nephews, Michael and William Samp.

A visitation will be at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, on Sunday September 16th, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:45 PM. A funeral service will be at 3:00 PM at the funeral home with cremation following the service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established at a later time in his memory.

A huge thank you to the Fond du Lac fire department and paramedics and the men who rescued Dan from the water, St. Agnes Emergency and ICU staff. Words cannot express our appreciation for all you did for our son and brother. God bless you all!!!!