Funeral services will be held Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Dave Harkins will officiate. Burial will be in Meriden Cemetery, Meriden. There will be military rites at graveside by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Tim was born on Dec. 6, 1958 to Arnold and Idabell (Olson) Thompson at Sioux City. He attended school in Cherokee and obtained his GED. He was a member of the U.S. Army obtaining the rank of E6. He was united in marriage to Melissa Helget on Sept. 21, 1984 in Cherokee. He worked at Holzhauer Motors after school until he joined the U.S. Army, K-Products for six years and Tyson Foods for the last 21 years. He was a member of the Calvary Chapel. He enjoyed fishing, playing with his children and his dog Kiba, watching movies, and collecting anything Batman.
He was preceded in death by his father Arnold Thompson, infant sister Lori Faye, paternal grandparents William & Rosie Thompson, maternal grandparents Nels Olson, Lawrence & Johanna Switzer.
He is survived by his wife Melissa; two children: Jesse Colt Thompson and Crystal Ann Thompson of Cherokee; his mother Idabell Thompson of Cherokee; seven siblings: Elaine (Geoff) Whiteford of Australia; Randy Thompson and Cindy Rex of Primghar; Tammy Millikan of Cleghorn; Vicki (Chuck) Hill of Meriden; Valerie "Vally" (Brian) Decker of Cherokee; Carl (Vickie) Thompson of Cherokee; Kenny (Viola) Thompson of McKee, Kentucky; also several nieces and nephews.