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Arnold Raymond Thompson was born on July 1, 1936, to Howard and Leona (Stier) Thompson in Monona County, Iowa. He attended grade school at a Lutheran school and graduated from Denison High School in 1954. One month later, on June 3rd, Arnie was united in marriage to Dolores Dryden in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union two children were born, Randy and Rhonda. Arnie was a man of many trades. He worked as a gas station attendant, milkman, road construction crewman, truck driver and finally a carpenter. He built beautiful houses and remodeled many homes and businesses. Later in life he also created many wooden pieces that he gifted or sold. Arnie was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church.
Arnie had an amazing collection of Lionel trains. He was a Nebraska Cornhusker and Kansas City Chief fan. He enjoyed attending auctions, flea markets and craft shows. Arnie spent time bowling, playing cards and checkers, boating and fishing. He also loved watching westerns, listening to old country music and working in his yard and garden. He cherished going to anything that his grandchildren were involved in, and was a long-time supporter of the Logan Magnolia football and wrestling programs.
Arnie died on May 25, 2021 at Azria Health Longview in Missouri Valley at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 24 days.
Arnie is preceded in death by his parents; son, Randy Thompson on December 7, 2002; sister, Phyllis Wax; and his special cat, Lonesome. He is survived by his wife Dolores Thompson of Missouri Valley; daughter, Rhonda (Mike) Leonard of Logan, Iowa; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Loren (Sheila) Boyens of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Dianna (Roger) Beck of Sioux City, Iowa, Randy Thompson of Onawa, Iowa, June (Melvin) Neddermeyer of Charter Oak, Iowa, Steve (Char) Boyens of Palm Coast, Florida, Bruce Thompson of Smithland, Iowa and Pat (Lowell) Penning of LeMars, Iowa; and many other family members and friends.
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