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THOMPSON, Pearl Irene (Helgerson) --- 1921-2011


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Date: 5/17/2011 at 20:15:36

Pearl Irene Thompson

Pearl Irene Thompson, age 90, of West Union passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Waukon Good Samaritan Center, Waukon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Ossian, with the Rev. Marshall Nessa officiating. Interment will be in the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ossian. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at the Burnham Wood Funeral Home, West Union, and one hour before the services at the church Wednesday.
Pearl Irene Thompson, daughter of Michel and Thelena (Kleppe) Helgerson, was born February 18, 1921 in rural Clermont. Irene was united in marriage to Arthur Harold Thompson February 17, 1942 at Bethany Lutheran Church in rural Ossian and was a lifelong member of the church. After Irene and Arthur were married, they farmed for many years in the West Union area. She enjoyed cooking, baking and watching her cats, but her love was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Robert (Linda) Thompson of Waterville and Stan (Shiho) Thompson of Fairview, OK; one daughter, Nancy (Bob) Siders of Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren, Troy (Julie) Thompson, Tara (Pat) Reisinger, Misty (Dean) Bennett, Cody (Tina) Hellum, Erin Siders and Hannah Thompson; and five great-grandchildren, Reese, Isaac, and Drake Reisinger, Gage and Riley Bennett, and Kelsey Hellum.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Thompson; her parents; one son, Donald Thompson; four brothers, Melvin Helgerson, Thelmer Helgerson, Herman Helgerson and Milferd Helgerson; and one sister, Bernice Meyer.
Memorials may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church Piano Fund in memory of Irene.
The Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Homes in West Union assisted the family with arrangements.

The Waukon Standard, April 20, 2011

Bethany Lutheran Cemetery,

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