LaVerne R. Thompson, age 88 formally of Rock Falls died Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Heritage Manor Walnut in Walnut.
LaVerne was born August 22, 1927 in Albany the son of James and Florence (Sanders) Thompson. He married Beverly Rose Knapp on December 24, 1947 in Rock Falls. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2001. LaVerne served in the US Army at the end of World War II. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling for 40 years, retiring in September 1992.
Survivors include one daughter Barbara (Charles) French of Rock Falls, one son Russell (Melissa) Thompson of Nelson, one sister Lucille Russell of Rock Falls, one brother James Thompson of Toulon, IL, three grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four sisters, two brothers and one brother in infancy.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM Saturday, October 31, 2015 at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.