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Charlotte Thompson

December 21, 1937 — October 8, 2022



Charlotte Rose (Geary) Thompson was born on December 21, 1937 in Sac City, Iowa to parents Lester and Rose (Ausborn) Geary. When Charlotte was very young, she and her mother moved to Sioux City, where Rose met and married Robert E. Nelson who adopted Charlotte. She grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Sioux City East High School. Charlotte Married Jerry Quinn and to this union two children were born, Jeffrey Wayne and Barbara Rose.

Charlotte then married Rodney Anderson. They lived on a farm south of Paullina, Iowa. Charlotte worked for the Paullina Times as a typist for many years. Her next job was a bookkeeper at the Paullina Building Center. In 1980, the couple bought an old grocery store and remodeled it, bought a Piccadilly franchise opened and operated the Piccadilly Circus Pizza place and miniature golf in Paullina. She missed her kids and grandchildren so they purchased a home in Dunlap so Charlotte could attend her grandchildren's events and spend time with them. She decided to make Dunlap her home.  Charlotte also loved music. She had started taking organ lessons when she was in her 40's and she would play at St John Lutheran Church for church services part time. She was very active in the church. She helped Barb put on the Sunday school Christmas program for a couple years. Charlotte also enjoyed crafts, baking, and she loved to go fishing.

In the meantime, Steve and Barb were getting into the trucking /brokering business. Charlotte offered her bookkeeping skills and worked in the office. During this time Charlotte also brought her mother Rose to Dunlap and took care of her Aunt Emma in Sioux City. She had the opportunity to travel to Europe and Germany and she took it along with bus tours and train travel.

She then purchased the property next door and renovated a 3 story Victorian house into a business for nightly room/whole house rentals for community events. It was called the Majestic Rose. She kept busy but she missed having a man in her life.  In 2007, she married Pete Thompson and moved to Indiana. She kept busy with learning more about investments and made jewelry Christmas trees.  Charlotte came back to Iowa in February of 2022 during her husband's illness.

Charlotte died on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Azria Health Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine Iowa at the age of 84 years, nine months and 17 days.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her father, stepfather, Robert Nelson; mother, Rose Nelson, and   three husbands.  She is survived by her two children, Jeff Anderson and his wife Conni of Moorhead, Iowa and Barb and her husband Steve Smith of Dunlap, Iowa; five grandchildren, Sandy Smith (JP), Andrea Anderson, Kelly Anderson, Larissa Kuker (DJ)and Courtland Smith; ten great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home ~ Dunlap

, Dunlap, IA 51529

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home ~ Dunlap

, Dunlap, IA 51529

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