Funeral services set for Ed Thompson

CREATED Oct 23, 2011 - UPDATED: Oct 23, 2011

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TOMAH, Wis. (AP) -- Funeral services have been set for Ed Thompson, the younger brother of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who died at his home in Tomah Saturday.

A visitation for Thompson will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah.  A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomah.
  
Thompson is a former Tomah mayor who most recently ran for the 31st District state Senate seat. He lost to incumbent Democrat Kathleen Vinehout in November's election.
  
Thompson was in the middle of his state Senate campaign when he announced in September 2010 that he had pancreatic cancer.
  
Family spokesman Brian Schimming says he died about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He was 66. His older brother and other family were with him.
  
Thompson ran for governor as a Libertarian in 2002, but his most recent campaign was as a Republican.
  
His brother, Tommy, was governor from 1987 to 2001 and served as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.

Click Here for Ed Thompson's obituary from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel