Submitted by Melva Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
May 25, 1944 - Thursday, page 13
WALTER J. THOMPSON
Walter J. Thompson - Funeral at Tampico Church on Sunday
Funeral services for Walter J. Thompson, 46, will be held at the Methodist Church in Tampico at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, following prayer services at the residence three miles west of New Bedford. The committal will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. D. C. Springer, pastor, will officiate. The body was removed from the Parent Mortuary to the home today.
Mr. Thompson was born near Thomas, March 3, 1898, the son of James A. and Alice Howlett Thompson. He was reared in Fairfield Township and spent all of his life in the immediate section. He was baptized in infancy in the Tampico Methodist Church.
On Feb. 5, 1919, he was married to Edna Breed of Yorktown at Sheffield by the Rev. Albert Wright, uncle of the bride. They first farmed on the Carl Rasmussen farm one and one-half miles east of Yorktown, and in 1933 moved to the present farm.
Mr. Thompson was devoted to his family and his passing is a shock to his many friends and relatives. He was known to be always ready to assist anyone in need. Besides his survivors previously reported is a granddaughter, Nancy Thompson and many other relatives. his mother passed away in January, 1931, a sister Vernie also preceded him in death.