LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Robert Thompson


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 4:54 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Robert E. "Bob" Thompson, 91, of Erie, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Erie Christian Church. Burial will follow at Erie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Memorials may be made to Erie Christian Church.
Bob was born on March 10, 1921, in Erie, the son of Payne E. and Rose M. Rush Thompson. He married Gladys Ferguson on Feb. 15, 1939, in Davenport. They celebrated 71 years of marriage before she preceded him in death in 2010.
Bob worked for John Deere for 36 years, retiring in 1978, from the Experimental Department. He was a member of the UAW Local 434 and was active in Erie Christian Church, serving as an elder and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Builders Class of Church and had been the Sunday school superintendent.
He enjoyed remodeling, watching Westerns and was an avid White Sox and Bears fan. Bob also loved music and sang in the church quartet. His greatest enjoyment, however, was his family.
Survivors include his two sons (and spouses), Robert D. (Brenda) Thompson and Kenneth P. (Mary) Thompson, both of Erie; five grandchildren (and spouses), Paige, Craig (Angie), Kurt (Lori) and Kenyon (Kay) Thompson, Kim (Dean) Schmidt; great-grandchildren, Craig Jr., Alyssa, Krysta and Kaylee Thompson and Brandon and Brittany Schmidt; stepgreat-grandchildren, Marissa and Jacob Large, and Sierra Koehn. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two brothers, Roy and Maurice Thompson.
Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com.














 



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






(More History)