William Thompson Obituary

William G.  Thompson
William G. "Bill" Thompson
William G. Thompson

June 15, 1926 - June 24, 2010
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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William G. "Bill" Thompson passed away on June 24, 2010 at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM, Monday, June 28, 2010 at St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial following at Glendale Cemetery.

Bill was born June 15, 1926 and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1944. He served in the Army Air Corp from December 7, 1944 to November 10, 1945. Bill sold furniture for several stores but his last job as a part time greeter at K's Merchandise was his favorite. He liked animals and birds and watched them from his front porch but most of all he cared for his two beautiful white cats, Andy and Darcy. Bill enjoyed music of any kind, playing bridge and working in the yard when he was able.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, George and Leonora Thompson; his sister, Winifred Thompson Wissler; his son, Raymond Harry and his great granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Marie; his son, Patrick of Cedar Rapids and daughter, Sue of Des Moines; four grandchildren, Will, Karen and twins, Brian and Kevin and eight great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Rick, Linda and Karen at the Veterans Hospital for their caring attention to Bill's needs. Also we would like to thank Dr. Michael Flood of Iowa Health for his cheerful guidance through Bill's illness.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 PM, Sunday at Iles Funeral Homes ~ Westover Chapel. Memorials may be sent to Camp Sunnyside at 401 NE 66th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50313.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, June 27, 2010
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 - 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Monday, June 28, 2010
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, June 28, 2010


Camp Sunnyside
401 NE 66th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313