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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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.

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