ERIE – Robert E. “Bob” Thompson, 91, of Erie, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus in Silvis. He worked for John Deere for 36 years, retiring from the experimental department in 1978.
Bob was born March 10, 1921, in Erie, the son of Payne E. and Rose M. (Rush) Thompson. He married Gladys Ferguson on Feb. 15, 1939, in Davenport, Iowa. She preceded him in death in 2010. He was a member of Erie Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Robert D. (Brenda) Thompson and Kenneth P. (Mary) Thompson, both of Erie; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Roy and Maurice Thompson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home in Erie. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Erie Christian Church. Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Erie Christian Church.
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