Ken Thompson


Arrangements By:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories



October 24, 2018

Start Time:

5-7:00 pm


Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories


965 Home Plaza
Waterloo, IA  50701

Kenneth Charles Thompson

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5-7:00 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza
Waterloo, IA 50701

Graveside Service:
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10:00 am
Garden of Memories
3669 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

Kenneth Charles Thompson was born in Waterloo, Iowa on July 15, 1943, son of Charles and Dorothy (Brown) Thompson.  He was raised and attended schools in Waterloo graduating with the East High School Class of 1961.  Ken was married to Constance Mejia in Fillmore, MN, in 1962.  They had two children together and later divorced.  Ken served in the Iowa National Guard and worked for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroads in Waterloo.  He enjoyed travelling and visiting his son as far away as Wales and Hawaii.  Ken had a time share in Florida and spent time there for over thirty years hosting his family for warm vacations.  He enjoyed cooking but his true passion was sports!  He was an avid golfer his whole life and achieved a hole-in-one while golfing in Waterloo.  Ken enjoyed watching all manner of sports, but especially the Chicago Black Hawks, Bulls, Bears and Cubs.

Ken passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the age of 75 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jeanie Thompson.  Ken is survived by his son, Brian (Teri) Thompson of Evansdale; his daughter, Karen Place of Waterloo; two brothers, Roger (Becky) Thompson of Waterloo and Dale (Mari) Thompson of Maple Grove, MN; an aunt, Arlene Netty of Port Saint Lucie, FL; six grandchildren: Nick (Alexis Ferguson) Place of Waterloo, Nathan Place of Council Bluffs, Timmy (Bree) Place of Waterloo, John Thompson of Washington, IA, Mike Thompson of Minneapolis, MN, and Meghan Thompson of Tampa, FL; and six great-grandchildren:  Tea’Anna, Mady, Harper, Ayden, Bryce, Payten, and one great-grandson due in December.

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