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Thomas Jesse Thompson (1924-2012)


Posted By: Mark Christian
Date: 8/1/2012 at 08:40:42

From Adams & Soderstrum Funeral Home obituary, Story County, Iowa:

Thomas Thompson

DIED: February 21, 2012

LOCATION: Ames, Iowa

Thomas Jesse Thompson, 87, of Ames, died on February 21 at Northcrest Community Health Center. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. and memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 24 at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Avenue, Ames.

Tom was born on April 14, 1924, on a farm in rural Kanawha to Abraham M. and Cora (Nelson) Thompson. He attended a country school and graduated from Kanawha High School. Tom served in the US Army during WWII and graduated from Iowa State University. On September 7, 1947, he married Elsa Berg in Madison, MN. Their 64 year marriage was spent together in Sioux City, Waverly and Ames, Iowa, along with many winters in Scottsdale, AZ. Tom's career included teaching, farm management, ag lending and appraisal work, with the last 24 years in the Right of Way Department of the Federal Highway Administration. He was an active Bethesda Lutheran Church member, teaching the Bethel Bible Series and serving on call committees. He served as president of the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and was a life member of the Kiwanis Club.

Tom is survived by his wife, Elsa, of Northcrest Community, Ames; daughter Beth (Christopher) Wall of Grand Rapids, MI and son Mark (Barbara) Thompson of Fort Dodge, IA; grandchildren Morgan, John, Valerie and Sonja Wall and Luke Thompson, Abby Olson and Kara Thompson; great-grandson Jack Thompson; and one sister, Ruth (Steve) Popp, of Scottsdale, AZ.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, brother Abe, and sisters Inez Scherzinger, Alice Abbas, Esther Thompson and Janice Nicholsen.
Memorials may be given to Bethesda Lutheran Church, Northcrest Community, or the charity of one's choice.


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