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Henry Dale Thompson


1926 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Henry Dale Thompson Obituary
HENRY DALE THOMPSON, 87, of Murrieta, California, entered eternal life on March 14, 2014. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa on December 14, 1926 to Henry and Lillian Thompson. He attended Central High School. Dale was married to the love of his life, Madonna Thompson for 59 years. He served in the Navy during WWII from 1944 to 1946. He was employed as a Dispensing Optician with Doctor's Earl, Sumner, Casserly & Michaels, Zugsmith & Michaels and later joined Fedco where he served as the manager of the Optical Department in Cerritos and Escondido. Dale and Madonna were long time parishioners of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Carson, California. They became founding members of St. Martha Catholic Church in Murrieta. Dale was a 60 year member of the Knights of Columbus, having risen to the 4th Degree at the National level. He served two stints as Grand Knight. Dale was an avid philatelist, enjoyed traveling and had a love for cooking, renowned for his spaghetti and meatballs and those delicious baked beans! He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Madonna Rose. He is survived by his children, Michael (Torrance), Catherine (Daryl, Murrieta), Kevin (Stacey, Torrance), Bill (Sioux City, IA) and Dennis (Shelly, Apply Valley) and his sister-in-law Patricia Isaacson (Sioux City, IA). Dale leaves behind his companion of two years, Eileen Hughes. The spirit of his life was being Poppa to his 10 grandchildren: Jennifer and Kimberly (Catherine) Hillary, Jonathan and Trevor (Kevin), Donavan and Skyler (Bill) and Dillon, Jessica and Summer (Dennis). Final services for Dale will be Friday, March 28th at 10:00am at St. Martha Catholic Church in Murrieta. The family may be contacted at [email protected]
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Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 22 to Mar. 26, 2014
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