Thompson, Ivan Laverne (1895-1966)
THOMPSON, LEOPOLD, BUTLER, BROWNFIELD, RASMUSSEN, CAMPIDILLI
Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 9/28/2017 at 12:03:52
Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, Thursday, June 23, 1966
Stonega Area Farmer Dies in Tractor Mishap
Ivan Thompson Killed When Machine Flips
Ivan L. Thompson, 70, widely known farmer of the Stonega-Mulberry Center community northeast of Webster City, was instantly killed early this morning when the tractor he was operating overturned, crushing him underneath.
Sheriff E.R. Lear's office reported that the mishap apparently occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the Thompson farm three miles north of Stonega.
It was reported that Thompson had been mowing weeds in the ditches near his farm and came to a driveway leading into a field. When he was driving up the incline, the tractor flipped over backwards, pinning him underneath. His chest was apparently crushed by the steering wheel, the sheriff's office said.
The mishap occurred across the road and a short distance from the Thompson farm home. Mrs. Thompson called the sheriff's office, and Sheriff Lear, Deputies Jerry Farnham and Roger smith, Highway Patrolman John Graham and personnel of the Hamilton county rescue truck crew went to the scene.
Funeral services for Mr. Thompson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral home with burial to be made in Graceland cemetery.
Ivan Laverne Thompson, son of Samuel C. and Emma Thompson, was born Nov. 5, 1895, on a farm three miles north of Stonega. He was reared and educated in that community.
He was united in marriage March 15, 1916, to Lillian Mae Leopold, and the couple had always resided on the Thompson family farm since that time.
He is survived by his wife; one son and three daughters; Cecil Thompson of Vincent, Iowa; Mrs. Alvin (Mae) Butler, Webster City, Mrs. Estelle (Maxine) Brownfield, Webster City, and Mrs. Daniel (Darlene) Rasmussen, Des Moines; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Mrs. Maundo G. Campidilli, who died in 1964, and one grandson, Robert Butler, also in 1964.
He was a member of the Mulberry Center EUB church and active in that church.
Hamilton Obituaries maintained by Janelle Graham Martin.
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