Loren W. Thompson

Loren W. Thompson

Loren W. Thompson

Iowa City

Loren W. Thompson, 90, of Iowa City, formerly of Blairstown, Iowa, Harlan, Iowa and Springfield, Missouri, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2024 at his home.

Loren was born and raised in Blairstown, Iowa, where he began his career as a farm implement dealer. He married Velma (“Danny”) Wichman of Van Horne, Iowa on September 1, 1956. Loren and Velma and their two daughters later moved to Harlan, Iowa, where Loren worked as territory manager for New Idea farm equipment company, before eventually relocating to Springfield, Missouri to continue working in the farm implement sales industry until his retirement.

Throughout the years, Loren stayed active in the communities in which he lived. Loren was a member of the American Legion as a United States Army veteran. He was one of the fire chiefs at the Blairstown Volunteer Fire Department.

As a cancer survivor, he participated multiple times in the Relay for Life Cancer Charity Walk. He also was the treasurer for the Ostomy Support Group in Springfield, Missouri.

Loren was an active member and volunteer in his church. Most recently, he was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City.

Loren was a cherished husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He took great pride in his family, and loved all family gatherings, especially on Christmas Eve, which was his birthday.

Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Velma (“Danny”) Thompson; two daughters, Michelle Kennedy (Mike); and Melissa Schrof (Kent); four grandchildren, Megan Kennedy Marty (Brian), Ryan Kennedy (Ashley Bulszewicz), Kathryn Kennedy and Grant Schrof; and three great-grandchildren: Ava Marty, Nick Marty and Madeline Marty.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lola Thompson, and his infant daughter, Valerie.

The family will be gathering at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Blairstown on July 13, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. Loren’s cousin, Reverend Diane Vorhies, will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Benton County or the Blairstown Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.lensingfuneral.com.

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