Michael Thompson

Posted Online: Aug. 23, 2014, 9:03 pm
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Michael A. "Mike" Thompson, 59, of Blue Grass, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Blue Grass.
Memorial visitation in celebration of his life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital.
Mike was born in 1955 in Davenport to William and Barbara Thompson. He married Penny Martin on Jan. 11, 1982.
Mike was an elected union official and inspector with UAW Local 281 with John Deere, Davenport,
and served on the drug and alcohol rehab committee. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed NASCAR racing and collected coins extensively.
He is survived by his wife, Penny; daughters, Melissa (Matt) Wainman and Jodi (Tom) Loussaert; grandchildren, Aubrey (Brice) Peters, Blake (Gabrielle) Forsberg, Blaire, Mallory and Christopher Loussaert, and Hallie and Jenna Wainman; great-grandson, Benjamin Peters; his parents, William and Barbara Thompson; sisters, Deborah (Gregory) Brooks and Cheryl (Terry) Weipert; nephew, Jason Gilliam; mother-in-law, Elnora Martin; and a special little brother, Joey Dunne. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Donald H. Martin, his grandparents; and his loving dog, Kramer. Mike loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mike's family by visiting his obituary at WeertsFH.com.


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