McHENRY – Charles Leonard Thompson, 90, of McHenry, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry.
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Charles was born Aug. 28, 1921, to Edward and Elizabeth (Pint) Thompson on a farm just outside of Ringwood. He attended grade school in Ringwood and St. Mary's, and graduated from McHenry High School in 1940.
He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving during World War II on U.S. air bases from 1942-46. He was stationed in San Diego making B-24's and then Akron. He was employed by Hunter Boat Co., Chuck Miller Construction and as an agent for Prudential Insurance for 15 years. He was a resident of Kissimmee, Fla., for 21 years before moving back to McHenry in 2006.
An avid golfer, he also enjoyed tennis and worked for a time with a tennis pro. Other enjoyments included playing cards (especially poker), playing pool and watching football.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church in McHenry.
He is survived by a sister, Grace Mary (Marion) Messman of McHenry; a brother, Jim (the late Isabel) Thompson of McHenry; many nieces and nephews, including two favorite nieces, Suzanne "Cookie" (Ken) Homo of McHenry and Maribeth (Paul) Kilday of McHenry.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Thompson in 1986; and a sister, Betty Looze on Nov. 11, 2011.
The visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Following the service, inurnment will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, McHenry.
Memorials are suggested by his family to the
, c/o Janet Smith, Memorials Chairperson, 200 S. Green St., McHenry, IL 60050.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 29, 2012