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OBIT: Arthur Thompson

Arthur L. Thompson, was born on December 12, 1936 in Bloomington, Illinois to James O. and Margaret M. (Ziegmann) Thompson. He died on January 10, 2022 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 85.

He was united in marriage to Marjorie White on July 2, 1957, at the Catholic Church in Des Moines, Iowa. The couple raised their family in Big Rock, Illinois. He was employed in quality control as an inspector with Caterpillar for 35 years. Upon their retirement they moved to Dolliver, Iowa.

Art was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Estherville. He was a Third Degree Knight.

Art enjoyed fishing. He could fix anything. Sharing stories from his time at Cat brought him great joy. Watching old western and action movies filled much of his free time, as well as reading western books by Louis L’amour.

He is survived by his children: Regina (Jack) Beane of Hinckley, IL, Sharri Voss of Eagan, MN, Anthony (Kimberly) Thompson of Hinckley, IL, Angela (David) Moser of Aurora, IL, and Shannon (Travis) Anderson of Dolliver, IA; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers LaVerne, and Larry Thompson; his sisters, Carol Batterton, Janet Dalton, Bonnie Poynor and Paulette Carwyle.

Art is preceded in death by his parents; wife Marjorie; infant son Joseph; brothers James, Richard, and Mel; sister Maryann Tometich, and grandson Blake Anderson.

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