Omer Thompson(1930 - 2013)

Omer Thompson

Des Moines

Omer Thompson, 82, passed away at 12:27 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

Omer was born July 20, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Omer L. and Helen (Krantz) Thompson. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard destroyers USS DeHaven and Mansfield during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Meredith Corp. for 40 years and retired from R.R. Donnelley in 1991. Omer was a member of The DeHaven Sailors Association and Graphic Communication Workers Union. After retiring he enjoyed sharing his passion for dinosaurs, fossils and animals with elementary children for years.

Omer was a loving husband, father and most of all a grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Aileen; children, Omer L. "Tom" (Barbara) Thompson III, Cynthia (Steve) Mayo, Teresa Swan and Sandra Ryan; grandchildren, Amber (Gavin), Cliff, Amanda (Alex), Rose, Lauren, Ariana, Joshua, Megan, Sean and Claire; sister, Dorothy (Ron) Thompson; many cousins; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Julia Ann.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Des Moines North High Dollars for Scholars.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon St Des Moines, IA 50309

Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 10, 2013