Travis Thompson

Obituary of Travis Thompson

Thompson, Travis, 86, of Roseville, passed away Aug 2, 2023.


Survived by his wife, Anneke; children Rebecca, Jennifer, Andrea and Peter; grandchildren Christopher, James, Alex, Emma, Michael, TJ and Lily.


Preceded in death by parents, William and Loretta Thompson and brother Gary.  His career included: Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Psychology, Pediatrics and Special Education at University of Minnesota, Director of John F Kennedy Center for Human Development at Vanderbilt University; Director of Institute of Child Development at University of Kansas and Supervising Psychologist for Minnesota Early Autism Project. 


His research and practice had a profound effect on improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Travis had a life long love of art. He was an accomplished stain glass and water color artist.


Memorials preferred to the Autism Society of Minnesota or Minnesota Public Radio.  A celebration of Travis's life will be held in the coming weeks.

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