The service for Russell C. Tompkins will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Byron United Methodist Church, 507 - 1st Ave NW, Byron, MN, with Pastor Sharon Nelson officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 14, 2013, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be no reviewal. Russell passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN.
He enjoyed boating on the river, vacationing in Florida, hunting and spending time on the farm where he grew up. He retired in 1991 after 34-1/2 years with IBM. He was born May 29, 1936, to Clarence and Hilda Tompkins.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Deanna; three children, Mark Tompkins of Rochester, MN, Michelle (Greg) Donley of Byron, and Jay (Barb) Tompkins of Kasson; one brother and three sisters, Don (Stevie) Tompkins of Austin, TX, Evelyn (Iver) Beck of Minnetonka, Kay (Gary) Kalis of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Susan Fiyalko of Seminole, FL. He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother.