Sam Thompson, 80, of New Windsor, IL died Sunday, January 31, 2016 died peacefully in his home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in New Windsor. Burial is in Calvary Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born March 22, 1935 in Aledo, Illinois to William and Myrtle Burgeson Thompson. He attended New Windsor schools. Sam married Peggy Green November 28, 1954 in Alpha, IL. She died January 16, 2008.
Sam was employed as a material handler at John Deere Harvester in Moline, retiring in 1989. He later worked at Country Corners in Alpha and was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in New Windsor where he was active in Vacation Bible School.
He enjoyed fishing, making birdhouses, airplanes and lawn ornaments. He especially enjoyed being with his family.
He is survived by one daughter, Rhonda (Steve Goben) Thompson of New Windsor, IL; two sons, Timothy (Sheila) Thompson of Arnold, MO; Randy (Michelle) Thompson of Plant City, FL; 3 grandchildren, James, Kalin and Tiffany; 4 great grandchildren, Gage, Jessie, Mason and Parker; one sister, Donna (Dick) Moore of Alexis, IL; special dog, Tilly; several nieces and nephews.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Peggy, one son, Daniel, one brother, Hayes and one sister, Patricia.
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Peterson Wallin Knox - Alpha, Illinois
Thursday, February 4th, 2016, 10:30am, Calvary Lutheran Church
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, 4:00pm, Peterson Wallin Knox - Alpha, Illinois