In Memory of

Gary D. Thompson

September 23, 1961 - September 2, 2018
From: Pomeroy, IA

Pomeroy – Gary D. Thompson 56, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Accura HealthCare of Pomeroy following a lengthy illness with Parkinson’s disease.  Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial of cremains will be at Lake Creek Township Cemetery, Southwest of Rockwell City.  Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City. 

     Gary is survived by his siblings, Thresa Burds of Waterloo, Ronald (Marilyn) Thompson of Rockwell City, Julie (Marvin) Turpen of Arab, AL, and Michael Thompson of Rockwell City; 12 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. and Margaret Z. (Kyles) Thompson; and brother-in-law Daniel Burds.

     Gary Dean Thompson was born September 23, 1961 at Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Gary graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1980, and studied Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.  Following his education, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and worked with small engine repair for many years.  He returned to Iowa and made his home in Pomeroy.  Gary worked at Iowa Hydraulics, and Armstrong Machine Co. in Pocahontas.  He finished his career by operating his own small engine repair business and working for the United States Post Office.  Gary’s hobbies include riding his orange and black Harley, fishing and hunting with friends, and was a toy train collector enthusiast.  He was a past member of The Sons of AmVet and participated in Memorial Day Services, and with the Pomeroy Honor Guard.   

     The Thompson Family wishes to thank the employees and residents of Accura HealthCare of Pomeroy for their excellent care Gary received.


Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City.

Father Lynn Bruch
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Dawn Williamson
St. Francis Church Choir
Lake Creek Township Cemetery, Southwest of Rockwell City.


Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:21 AM
“Please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved Gary. The death of a loved ones causes much pain and heartache regardless of the fact the beloved was ailing or not. The bible refers to death as an enemy that will be eliminated forever (1 Corinthians 15:26). Until such time may fond memories of happier moments spent in laughter and happiness be a source of comfort. I am truly sorry for your loss.”
- Char

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3:33 PM
“Sending sympathies to All Gary 's siblings,,, I just learned of his passing. Gail and Leonard Feld ( our parents) were Gary's Godparents ( if I remember correctly). Hope he is enjoying that Harley ride through heaven, pain and tremor free... Sincerely, Laura and Marian Feld”
- Laura Feld

Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 8:14 AM
“Gary was as kind and honest of a person that will ever be. Our condolences to all. Rest in peace friend.
Roger and Joyce Hammen”
- Roger Hammen

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 8:47 AM
“Julie and family - We are so sorry to hear about Gary's death. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this sad time. Mike and Sue”

Monday, September 3, 2018 at 3:23 PM
“Orange Harley and lots of road for this young man✌❤🍺”
- Tina Annicchiarico

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