Kenneth “Kenny” R. Thompson dies at 68
Kenneth “Kenny” R. Thompson, 68, of Waterloo, formerly of New Hampton, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
He was born December 28, 1948 in New Hampton, the son of Raymond and Alice (Munson) Thompson. He married Deborah Lynn Faulkner June 28, 1969 in Waterloo, and they were later divorced. He then married Patsy “Pat” Shirley July 2, 1994 in the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
Kenny graduated from New Hampton High School in 1967 and then from NIACC in Mason City.
Mr. Thompson was employed at Rath Packing Company and John Deere & Company. He was the owner of City & Farm Home Improvements, doing home improvements for 30 years. He was also a real estate investor for over 30 years. Kenny was the founder of Cedar Valley Bass Masters and served as president many years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer and all around outdoorsman. Kenny was a jokester, and always upbeat and positive.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Waterloo; two sons, Matthew (Angela) Thompson of Marion, and Randy of Edmond, Okla.; two daughters, Crystal (Kelly) Bilyeu of Edmond, Okla., and Angela (Quovadis) Marshall of Waterloo; a sister, Marcia (Larry) Pitzenberger of New Hampton; eleven grandchildren, Blake, Alex, Tyler, Kaylee, Jonathan, Keenan, Alyssa, Brandon, Brooke, Ryan and Devin; and four great grandchildren, Brooklynn, Aubree, Nevaeh, and Ryleigh.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gene Thompson, and his dog, Bella.
Celebration of Life services will 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hope City Church, 118 High Street, Waterloo. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Avenue.
Memorials may be directed to Pat Thompson, and she will direct them to the kidney/pancreas transplant unit at the Mayo Clinic for research.