Kathleen “Kate” Marie (Lauterwasser) Thompson

Kathleen “Kate” Marie (Lauterwasser) Thompson

Kathleen “Kate” Marie (Lauterwasser) Thompson


Kathleen “Kate” Marie (Lauterwasser) Thompson, 93, of Newhall, Iowa, went to meet her Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 12, 2022.

She was born on Nov. 27, 1929, to Ervin and Irene (Senne) Lauterwasser on the farm near Van Horne, Iowa.

She graduated from Newhall High School in 1947. For a time, she worked at National Oats in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She married Harold Thompson on Sept. 11, 1949. They enjoyed 68 years together, full of family, farming, church and community activities.

She is remembered as a kind, patient, caring wife, mother, grandmother/great- grandmother and friend. She enjoyed serving at her church, St. John in Newhall, Iowa, and in the community — volunteering, sewing/quilting, Tabitha Society, church choir, gardening and traveling to her children’s and grandchildren’s many activities.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; and her brothers, Lewis Lauterwasser, Kenneth Lauterwasser and his wife, Colleen. She was also preceded in death by her husband’s immediate family, Glen and Marj Thompson and Marlyn and Mary Jane Thompson.

She is survived by her nine children, Sue (Dave) Drugg, Steve (Patti ) Thompson, Sandy (Dave) Glienke, Shari (Marc) Moeller, Scott (Becky) Thompson, Stella (Calvin) Wolter, Shirley (Dick) Paul, Sally (John) York and Sara Thompson (Gary Osborne); 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Rozella Lauterwasser; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at St. John Lutheran Church, Newhall, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall, with the Rev. Steven W. Rempfer officiating. Interment will be held at St. John Cemetery, rural Newhall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

Online condolences: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.

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