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Frank W. Thompson
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Obituary for Frank W. Thompson

Frank W. Thompson, age 84, of Plainfield, IL passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side at Franciscan St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, IL.

Beloved husband of Carol Thompson (nee Becker) for over 52 years, loving father of Frank (Antoinette) Thompson, Karen Thompson, Raymond (Kim) Thompson and the late William Thompson, adored grandfather of Olivia Thompson; Stephanie Darnell; Michelle and Doug Thompson. He was a true friend of many.

Frank had a strong belief in God and our Savior Jesus Christ. He grew up on his grandparents farm in Northern Wisconsin during The Great Depression and during World War 2. He learned the values of hard work, respect for people and respect for the land and wildlife. He was a tireless worker and enjoyed the outdoors.

Frank later served in the US Navy on a forward aircraft carrier where he sailed the deepest waters all over the world from pole to pole. After returning home, he worked as a furniture mover and then as an armed security officer. He later proposed to and married his love, Carol. Shortly after marriage and children, Frank was hired by Union Carbide (later bought out by Viskase) where he worked as a Powerhouse Engineer for 29 years. He retired in 2005, but always remained active in church and the community.

Frank was always was more concerned about the welfare of his family or a friend or a stranger around him than he was of himself. His love of God and his love and kindness toward family, friends and animals will not be forgotten.

Visitation Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL.

Additional Visitation Wednesday, January 3, 10:00-11:00 AM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Briggs St, Lockport, IL 60441, (815) 838-1832.

Funeral Services will follow Wednesday, 11:00 AM at the church with Rev. Mark Hein officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 W. Industrial Dr. N, Plainfield, IL 60585, (815) 254-3110, www.w2wrescue.com

For more information, please call (815) 436-9221.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Jan

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Visitation

Wednesday

3

Jan

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

1500 S. Briggs St.
Lockport, IL 60441

Service

Wednesday

3

Jan

11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

1500 S. Briggs St.
Lockport, IL 60441


Memorial Contribution

Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue

23907 W. industrial Dr. N.
Plainfield, IL 60585
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