Helen L. Thompson

PORTAGE – Helen L. Thompson, age 92, of Portage, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital in Portage.

Helen was born on January 15, 1919 in Ft. Winnebago Township, the daughter of Franklin and Elizabeth (Ripple) Koebler.  She was married to Charles Thompson at St. John’s Parsonage on May 18, 1936.  Helen was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage, the Railroad Women’s Club, VFW Auxiliary and St. John’s Women’s Guild.  She especially loved all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Robert Thompson, Portage, Ruth (Theresa O’Keefe) Thompson, Portage, Rita (Dr. Dwayne) Tharp, Peoria, IL, and Ron (Debra) Thompson, Portage;  her daughter-in-law, Jean Thompson, Mundelein, IL;  her son-in-law, Henry Mootz, Portage;  her sister, Eva (Robert) Fredricks, Endeavor;  many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles Thompson, her sons, Raymond Thompson and Richard Thompson, and her daughter, Rose Mootz.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage with Rev. Dan Kelm officiating.  Inurnment will be private in Silver Lake Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage.




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