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Obituary for Carl O. Thompson
Carl Oscar Thompson, age 92, passed away on July 6, 2020 at Risen Son Christian Village.
He was the son of the late Sakkarias “Sam” Thompson and Elizabeth (Boutilier) Thompson. Carl was born in Forest City, Iowa on March 3, 1928. Following completion of high school, Carl attended a business college in Mason City, Iowa where received a degree in accounting. He was united in marriage to Janet Petersen on April 21, 1956 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They eventually bought a farm near Crescent, Iowa and raised four children; James, Jeffrey, Julie and Kristie. Carl was active with the Hazel Dell Church and the Boy Scouts. Carl and Janet enjoyed traveling around the United States, Canada, and Europe. They enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards and dancing. Carl was employed as a controller and accountant at Joyce/Heinz Lumber Company and Millard Refrigerated in the Council Bluffs/Omaha area. Janet passed away in 2009 after 53 years of marriage.
In addition to his parents, siblings, and wife, Carl is preceded in death by his daughter Julie (Thompson) Pillard.
Carl is survived by his children; James (Colleen) Thompson, Jeffrey (Marilyn) Thompson, and Kristie Thompson. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Due to COVID-19, the family will have a private funeral service and invite family and friends to watch the funeral live stream on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m.