Hamilton County

Lt. Leonard M. Thompson




Leonard Morrill Thompson was born Nov. 4, 1917 to Albert and Ida Thompson. He died Dec. 19, 1999 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

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Leonard M. Thompson, 82, Arkansas

Leonard M. Thompson, 82, Bella Vista, AR., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999 at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista, Ar. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Webster City with Rev. Jim Buffington officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Leonard Morrill Thompson was born Nov. 4, 1917 in Emmetsburg, to Albert and Ida Thompson. He graduated from the University of Iowa School of Pharmacy and enlisted in the Navy in 1942 with officer training at Harvard University and later at the University of Arizona. He was assigned to decoding, promoted to Lieutenant and became Harbor Master Dutch Harbor, Alaska. In September of 1945, he was assigned to the Flagship USS Panamint for Naval occupation at Hokkaido in Honsu, Japan. He received the Asiatic Pacific Victory Medal.

He was active with the Fort Dodge Barbershoppers and Toastmasters. He also served on many boards of the First Congregational UCC, in Webster City. He received the Merit Award as President of the Hamilton County Board of Education for nine years, and president of the Hamilton County Board of Health for six years. He was a member of the York Rite Masonic Lodge and Acacia Eastern Star. He was a member of and monitor for the Blue Bird Society, a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church and co-chairman of the Mission Outreach Board. As an RSVP volunteer, he worked at the Benton County Assessor’s office for five years. He owned and operated Thompson Pharmacy in Webster City, retiring to Bella Vista in 1984.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bethene Rasmussen Thompson. Survivors are his wife Reba Hewitt Seering Thompson of Bella Vista, AR., a son, Bruce Thompson of Mt. Sidney, VA., a daughter Mary Beth Link of Omaha, one brother, Willard Thompson of Napa Valley, CA., and three grandchildren.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Thompson may be made to Hospice Washington Regional Hospital, 4209 Frontage Road, Fayetteville, AR. 72703 or to the Congregational Church in Webster City.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Dec. 21, 1999