Frank   Thompson
Frank Thompson

March 9, 1937 - March 4, 2024
Born in Cincinnati, OH
Resided in Pleasant Hill, IA
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Frank Hundley “Huck” Thompson, age 86, passed away while surrounded by his family on March 4, 2024. His family will host a Celebration of Life Gathering on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at Toad Valley Golf Course, 237 NE 80th St., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327.

Huck was born March 9, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Hundley Newton and Marie Magdalena (Gebing) Thompson. On April 1, 1969 he was united in marriage with Cheryle Ann (Crandall) in Lincoln, Nebraska. Huck had a long career at the Des Moines Register. Following his retirement, he also spent time working at The Teamsters Local 90, as a gopher at Grandview Golf Course and retiring for a second time as a driver from Toyota of Des Moines.

Huck was charismatic and made friends easily. He had a variety of interests: completing marathons and triathlons, golfing, speed skating, boating & water skiing, and diving. He was a well known, long time Ragbrai rider with Team Silver Streak. Huck was one of the only remaining OG riders to have ridden every mile of every day of every Ragbrai up until his last ride some 30 years later. He enjoyed trips to the Ozarks each summer with his family. Spending those days floating on his raft and soaking up the sun with a beer in his hand.

Huck was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Cheryle; son Tommy Joe “T.J.” Thompson; and two brothers Larry and Fred Thompson.

Huck is lovingly remembered by his children: Shawnda (Mike) Poortinga, Kimberly (Shawn) Carmichael and Randy Thompson; granddaughters: Kaylan, Aubrey, Kamryn, Olivia, Emma, Caroline, Abigail and Macy; great grandchildren, Lexi, Lawrence and Henry; brother Bill Thompson; and sisters Marie Ellen McLaughlin and Rose Hosale.

Memorial contributions are suggested to EveryStep Kavanagh House.




Celebration of Life Gathering
Toad Valley Golf Course
237 NE 80th St
Pleasant Hill, IA US 50327
Saturday, May 4, 2024
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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EveryStep Kavanagh House
900 56th Street
Des Moines, IA USA 50312
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