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OBIT: John Thompson

John Frederick Thompson, age 84, of Burt passed away on December 6, 2021 at Windsor Manor in Algona. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church in Burt. Burial will take place at Burt Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 AM until service time on Thursday at the church. Services will be live streamed on St. John Lutheran Church’s YouTube page

John Frederick Thompson, the son of John and Neoma (Wegener) Thompson was born on February 1, 1937 in Lone Rock, Iowa. He attended Burt High School and graduated in 1955. After high school, John attended electrical technician school and began work as an electrician, then a farmer, and later owned three car washes in Algona. Following his car wash business, he continued his education at Buena Vista and became a teacher for Twin Rivers, Pomeroy, and Sentral Burt schools. John was united in marriage with Beverly Petrina Larson on June 26, 1960 at the Burt Methodist Church. In his free time, he was a ham operator. John also enjoyed walking, studying astronomy, and traveling. He had spent many winters in Arizona and had visited Russia three times.

Left to cherish John’s memory are his children, John Thompson of Lone Rock, Michael (Stacy) Thompson of Burt, Ann Thompson of Burt, and David (Melissa) Thompson of West Liberty; seven grandsons; brother, Eugene Thompson of Lone Rock; sister, Julie Ann Lindsay of Centerville, MN; and special friend, Sharon Stewart of Richfield, MN. He was proceeded in death by his parents and wife, Beverly Thompson.

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