Obituary – Dr. Gunnar Thompson

Joe Gunnar Thompson Joe Gunnar Thompson was born February 19, 1946 to Roy and Florence Thompson of Seattle. He passed away May 7, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Gunnar grew up south of Chicago, earned the Eagle Scout rank and was a counselor at a summer camp in Michigan. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in anthropology while doing research at Cahokia Indian Mounds in southern Illinois. He received a grant from the University of Wisconsin where he earned a doctorate in Rehabilitation Therapy. During his career, Gunnar taught at the State University of Whitewater in Wisconsin, Duke University, California State University at Fresno, and the University of Hawaii. He also did rehabilitation therapy work for Harborview Hospital in Seattle and for Jefferson County in Port Townsend. Gunnar was an accomplished artist in the mediums of painting, stained-glass, pottery and illustration. He was an expert … Continue reading