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 Robert P Thompson

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Robert P Thompson

Birth
Death
31 Jul 2012 (aged 93)
Burial
Lake Havasu City, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
Plot
Block 6, Lot 2, Space 3
Memorial ID
106106494 View Source



Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -Published on Sunday, August 19, 2012 - Robert P. Thompson 93, of Lake Havasu City, passed away July 31, 2012, of complications following surgery. He was predeceased in 2008 by his wife of 60 years, Blanche (Gryde) Thompson, and in 1955 by his daughter from a previous marriage, Prudence Diana Thompson. He is survived by three children, Robert Thompson, of Santa Cruz, Calif., Dana Thompson (Nancy), of Mooresville, N.C., and Patience Kramer, of Wilmette, Ill. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Robert was born on May 23, 1919, in Rock Falls, Ill., to James Alfred Thompson and Hazel (Schmidt) Thompson. He joined the U.S. Army in 1939, and eventually served with the 104th Timberwolves, 413th Infantry. He fought in The Battle of the Dikes as the U.S. Army swept through Belgium and Holland during the fall of 1944, and the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star. In September 2011, he joined other World War II Veterans from Arizona on Honor Flight, traveling to Washington, D.C., to view the World War II memorial and tour the nation's Capital. Robert was an avid flyer. Prior to their move to Lake Havasu City from Southern California 24 years ago, he and Blanche often flew to Catalina Island or to hunting and camping areas in Coastal and nearby mountain states. He was also an enthusiastic golfer and continued to play until just a few years ago. Robert was a member of The Kiwanis Club of Lake Havasu City and a long time member of the Masonic Lodge in Alhambra, Calif. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arizona Chapter of Honor Flight. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to Robert's family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com Arrangements were placed in care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.



Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -Published on Sunday, August 19, 2012 - Robert P. Thompson 93, of Lake Havasu City, passed away July 31, 2012, of complications following surgery. He was predeceased in 2008 by his wife of 60 years, Blanche (Gryde) Thompson, and in 1955 by his daughter from a previous marriage, Prudence Diana Thompson. He is survived by three children, Robert Thompson, of Santa Cruz, Calif., Dana Thompson (Nancy), of Mooresville, N.C., and Patience Kramer, of Wilmette, Ill. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Robert was born on May 23, 1919, in Rock Falls, Ill., to James Alfred Thompson and Hazel (Schmidt) Thompson. He joined the U.S. Army in 1939, and eventually served with the 104th Timberwolves, 413th Infantry. He fought in The Battle of the Dikes as the U.S. Army swept through Belgium and Holland during the fall of 1944, and the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star. In September 2011, he joined other World War II Veterans from Arizona on Honor Flight, traveling to Washington, D.C., to view the World War II memorial and tour the nation's Capital. Robert was an avid flyer. Prior to their move to Lake Havasu City from Southern California 24 years ago, he and Blanche often flew to Catalina Island or to hunting and camping areas in Coastal and nearby mountain states. He was also an enthusiastic golfer and continued to play until just a few years ago. Robert was a member of The Kiwanis Club of Lake Havasu City and a long time member of the Masonic Lodge in Alhambra, Calif. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arizona Chapter of Honor Flight. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to Robert's family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com Arrangements were placed in care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.

Gravesite Details

Headstone is in great condition as it is fairly new. It lies directly above his wife's headstone.


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