In Memory of Lori Sue Thompson
Died: April 18, 2020
Lori Thompson, age 58, of Rowlett, TX, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Due to state and federal mandated guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Hayes Township Cemetery of Arthur, Iowa, with Billy Bergman officiating. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.christensenvanhouten.com.
Lori Sue (Bergman) Thompson was born on May 28, 1961 in Denison, IA, to Paul Donald and Alma Bergman of Arthur, IA. She went to be with her precious Lord and Savior on April 18, 2020, after a long illness from Alzheimer's Disease.
She is preceded in death by her parents Paul Donald Bergman and Alma Grace (Devine) Bergman; aunts and uncles; brother-in-law Sterling Nelson; and an unborn child.
Lori is survived by her husband Dan L. Thompson; two sons Donald “Donny” and Drew Thompson of Rowlett, TX; brother Barry (Susan) Bergman of Arthur, IA, sister Karen (Chuck) Ellcey of Siloam Springs, AR, sister LaDonna Nelson of Arthur, IA, brother Ronald (Eve) Bergman of San Diego, CA; nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; and in-laws.
Lori grew up on a farm south of Arthur, Iowa, where she had numerous pets and loved animals. She attended Odebolt-Arthur High School and went on to a year of Bible College at Word of Life Bible Institute in New York. Later she worked in Sioux City, IA and attended Western Iowa Tech Community College and received an associate's degree for administrative secretary. She married her husband Dan L. Thompson from Sioux City, IA on July 23, 1983, and they moved to Mt. Pleasant, IA, where she worked at Iowa Wesleyan College as an Administrative Secretary. The couple later moved to Mesquite and Rowlett, TX, where she had numerous part-time jobs while she and Dan raised their two sons, Donny L. and Drew M. Thompson.
Lori will be remembered for her kindness, forgiveness, love of life, and service to her Lord Jesus Christ. Always a witness for Him and always wanting to do the right thing. For her love of music, lettering in high school band and singing Christian music in Word of Life Bible Institute choir as well as traveling to Africa and Israel, singing in her church choir, and special music ministry with her husband Dan. For her love of her family and always being caring and wanting to help others. Helping out at church with special needs children, volunteering, and active in her neighborhood HOA meetings. You could always count on Lori for a smile, hug, and tender words of encouragement.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in honor of Lori S. Thompson to The Alzheimer's Association, Dallas, TX
Private Family Graveside
"Amazing Grace" by Sandy Patti
"Jesus Is My Sunshine" by Christine Wyrtzen
"Finally Home" by Don Wyrtzen
Hayes Township Cemetery