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Thompson, Clarence Garfield -- 1912 - 2001


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Date: 7/20/2010 at 08:38:09

Decorah Journal, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001

Clarence Thompson

Clarence Thompson, 88, of Calmar, died Sunday Feb. 4, 2001 at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah after a long illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Calmar, with Rev. Harvey Abrahamson officiating. Burial was in the Calmar City Cemetery, and French Funeral Home of Calmar handled arrangements.

Alan Sensor was organist, and musical selections included "I Am But a Stranger Here" and "Abide With Me."

Clarence Garfield Thompson was born on November 11, 1912 in Eldorado, Iowa the son of Oli and Regina (Rierson) Thompson.

He attended Fayette County schools and West Union High School.

He worked in Clermont and married Irene Olson on April 3, 1937.

During the war he worked in Cheyenne, Wyo., working on planes for the government. Upon his return, Clarence Thompson was self-employed, driving his own trucks and running Thompson Body and Fender. He also farmed near Calmar and Harpers Ferry. After his stroke in 1974, Clarence Thompson worked for a short time at Area One in the Auto Body Department.

He entered the Aase Haugen Nursing Home in March of 1999.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Calmar, Iowa.

Surviving Clarence Thompson is his wife, Irene Thompson of Calmar; one daughter, Judy and Bill Fishburn of Elgin, IL; two grandchildren, Laura and Jack Richards of Elgin and Bill and Kelly Fishburn of Elgin; and one great-grandson, Thomas Richards.

Clarence G. Thompson was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Julian Thompson and Harold Thompson; and one sister, Geneva Helgerson.

Transcribed by an IA GenWeb Volunteer from obituaries found in the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society Library, Cresco, Iowa.

Added Dec. 10, 2017
Source: Times Plain Dealer; Feb. 7, 2001 Page A-2
from Elma library collection assembled by Marian (Marr) McGee
Transcribed by Joy Moore

Clarence Thompson services held today
Funeral services for Clarence G. Thompson of Calmar will be held today, Wednesday, February 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Calmar. Rev. Harvey Abrahmson will officiate. Interment will be in Calmar City Cemetery in Calmar. French and Balik Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Clarence, 88, died Sunday, February 4, 2001 at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah after a long illness.
Survivors include his wife Irene of Calmar; and one daughter: Judy Fishburn of Elgin, IL.

Calmar City Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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