Gavin M. Thompson, April 8, 2007 - October 10, 2017

Gavin M. Thompson
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Gavin's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understand that the quality of life is measured by the number of hearts melted. His smile and laughter were enjoyed by so many throughout his 10 years. Gavin was born April 8th, 2007 and from day one he possessed strength & perseverance to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges. His courage led us to believe that each day was a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. He spent countless hours rocking out to music, listening to stories, and cuddling those close. "G" was surrounded by loving family & his incredible nursing staff all the way till his soft little hand was led to a place where secrets will be spilled, laughter will be louder, and special needs will be left behind. Gavin taught us life is to be celebrated and he will forever remain in our hearts.

He is preceded in death by his Grandma Deb who we are sure was waiting for that beautiful smile and warm snuggles.

Funeral service will take place at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church, 501 E. Fillmore Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701 with Pastor James Whatley officiating. Visitation will take place at Peace Church on Monday, October 16, 2017, from 4-7 pm and again on Tuesday at the church from 11 am until the time of service. Committal service will take place at 3 pm on Tuesday afternoon in the Brunswick Cemetery in the Town of Brunswick.

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Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements. 



  1. Wendy Welu-Connolly October 18, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family over the loss of Gavin. I watched the video and he seemed to be a wonderful and special child.
    Josh, I don't know if you remember me because I only knew you as a child. I am Ann's sister. I hope to see you and Wyatt someday. God Bless .

  2. Kathy Thiess "Grandma Kathy" October 17, 2017

    When I think of Gavin I see a huge ear to ear smile. I think of a new born baby who defied all odds.
    My daughter Nicole and I had the honor of spending some quality time with Gavin in the past year. We rocked out to The Sound Of Music, Gavin giving us that powerful smile and laugh of his, as our eyes brimmed with heartwarming tears. Wyatt kept a watchful eye to make sure we were taking good care of his little brother.
    Gavin had such strength and bravery with everything that he went thru. He has a Mom and Grandma with those same endearing qualities as well. He was a very lucky boy to be born into such a loving family.
    One of Gavin's little cousins put it in perspective ..... "But right Grandma, now Gavin will always be happy and free"!
    We all love this family so much! If there's anything, anything, we can do ...... well you know, we are here for you!
    Enjoy All Those Secrets And Hugs Grandma Deb!

  3. Sharon Clapper October 16, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to the entire family. Sharon & Bill

  4. Harlow & Marie Zellmer October 16, 2017

    Sorry for your loss at this time, until you meet up with him again.

  5. Shari Johnson October 16, 2017

    Dear Michael and family - I am so sorry for your loss. I know Gavin was a very special little boy by the way Michael's face would light up when talking about him.
    Thinking of you -

  6. Tim & Jody Weiss October 15, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family !!!

  7. Bill and Patty Carls October 12, 2017

    We are so sorry for the loss of young Gavin. He is in our thoughts and prayers. There are no words to express the sorrow you must be feeling. We wish strength and Peace for all in this sad time . Love Bill & Patty