|Charles L. "Chuck" Thompson|
|April 28, 1922 - December 05, 2011|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday December 09, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m. Saturday December 10, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: 11:30 a.m. Saturday December 10, 2011 at Bishop Hill Cemetery, Bishop Hill, Ill. |
|Charles L. “Chuck” Thompson, 89, of Moline, formerly of Rock Island, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at Trinity Rock Island.|
Funeral services are 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial is at Bishop Hill Cemetery at 11:30 a.m., where military honors will be presented by Hagberg-Hamlin American Legion Post 45, Galva. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Illowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Charles was born on Apr. 28, 1922 in Rock Island, a son of Charles and Barbara Madison Thompson. He married Agnes Johnson in August of 1947 in Bishop Hill. She died in October of 1972. Chuck married June Nehlsen in February of 1980.
He graduated from Rock Island High School and the University of Illinois, Champaign, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Chuck was a licensed Professional Engineer and in early years worked as the Rock Island City Engineer. He later worked for Interstate Engineering and retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1984, where he was an environmental engineer. He had over 20 years of government service.
Chuck was a WWII U.S. Army veteran; he served with the combat engineers building airstrips in Burma and India. He received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with three bronze battle stars. Chuck was a member of Two Rivers United Methodist Church, Rock Island, National Society of Professional Engineers and an active member of the Rock Island Fitness Center. He was a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. Chuck enjoyed woodcarving and the time he spent at the fitness center.
Survivors include his wife, June; daughter and son-in-law, Christine J. and Bill Doron, Carmel, Ind.; son and daughter-in-law, Craig R. Thompson and Mary Murphy, Oswego, Ill.; grandchildren, Megan (Ryan) Lancour, Keith Thompson, Katie Doron, Clay Doron, Kyle Thompson and Grace Thompson; and great grandsons, Dominic and Colin Lancour. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Agnes; and several brothers and sisters.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
just a kindly thought i am a patient care tech i work on 6 north where chuck was he was a very pleasnat kind guy my prayers to the family
-- sherry ralston
Condolences, our thoughts are with you. In honor of Chuck's commitment and service we are making an donation in his honor to the Illowa Council of the Boy Scouts af America. Much love, Jennifer and Bob
-- Jennifer and Bob Borchardt
A wonderful father to Chris and Craig and a wonderful and loving grandfather to all his grandkids.
-- Jeanne and Bill Doron
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Chuck was a true gentleman and a gentle man. We will miss him.
-- Sue and Paul Doron and Family
What a dear man Chuck was. He and my dad were constantly giving each other grief, but always there for each other. They respected each other and so enjoyed being together. We have lost 2 great men this year. I hope love and peace will comfort his family.
-- Carol Evans
Blessings and prayers to the family of an absolutely wonderful, caring gentleman. He was loved by our family and remembered always with smiles of joy - especially the way he could sail a snuff can lid.
Farewell soldier - the battle is over and you fought it well Uncle Chuck.
CAPT Gary [USN] and Jill James and family
-- Gary & Jill James
I will miss seeing Chuck making the rounds on the track at the Fitness Center.
-- Andy McKay
Uncle Chuck has always had an infectious smile and laugh. He always made you feel special. I know my Dad consideted hin one of his best and dearet friends and that he larned a lot from Chuck's wisdom at Unversity of Illinois even though they were both West Enders and went to Rocky. He lived an outstanding proud life and made many contributions.
-- Diane Schultz