Our obituaries page allows for you to light a candle for a loved one or leave a guest comment. You are able to search for obituaries by first and last name or by the date of death.

Obituaries » Erik Matthew Thompson

Erik Matthew Thompson

July 26, 1971 - July 20, 2017

VISITATION
July 25, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Ankeny Methodist Christian Life Center
710 N.E. 36th Street
Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 289-9153

MEMORIAL SERVICE
July 26, 2017
10:00 AM

Ankeny Methodist Christian Life Center
710 N.E. 36th Street
Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 289-9153

Obituary Viewed 2842 times
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, I wish I lived closer so I could attend his celebration of life. Love you
Lit by Kristy Olson Jul 22, 2017
I did not know Eric but do know his wife, who is a woman of such grace and commitment. My deepest and most sincere sympathis to the family. The family circle is broken for now but will be back reunited in heaven one day.
Lit by Rhonda - Altoona, IA - Friend Jul 22, 2017
The Hartzler family is so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. (Julie-M night Pilates, Abbi and Andrew- ACHS)
Lit by Julie Hartzler - Ankeny, IA - Acquaintance Jul 22, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to you all. May you continue to feel God's presence during such a difficult time.
Lit by Rick and Michelle Perry Jul 23, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to you all. May you continue to feel God's presence during such a difficult time.
Lit by Rick and Michelle Perry - Overland Park, KS - Friend Jul 23, 2017
RIP Erik, Our deepest Sympathy to you all. E, here's hoping you find nothing but fair winds & calm seas, God Bless.
Lit by Tom & Karen Kress - friend Jul 24, 2017
Our sympathy goes out to the Thompson Family. May the wonderful memories of your husband/father wrap you with comfort in the coming days as you mourn Eric's passing. Please know that we send our prayers and thoughts.
Lit by Mike and Brenda Greaves - Ankeny, IA - Neighbor Jul 24, 2017
I am so sorry to hear death of Erik. My deepest sympathies family is in my prayers.
Erik was such a wonderful person to work for. Everyone in the office will miss his ready smile and helpful attitude around the department. It's been 10 years but still fresh in my memory when I started my job at Telligen, Erik was the first person to welcome me and making sure I was comfortable.
We'd miss you.
With my deepest and heartfelt condolences.
Lit by Trushar Shukla - Waukee, IA - Coworker Jul 24, 2017
I remember working with Eric at IFMC (now Telligen) and hiring him into his position there. He was always so happy and easy going.

Rest in peach, Eric.

Anne Dennis
Lit by Anne Dennis - Altoona, IA - Acquaintance Jul 24, 2017
Erik is not only a greatest friend, he's my mentor. Thanks Erik for all you had done for NIC, my family and I. you will be in our daily thought and prayer. Rest in Peace brother.
Lit by hung nguyen - clive, IA - Friend Jul 24, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. Erik always set his goals high and lived life to the fullest. You are all in my thoughts
Lit by MARY Cox - Winterset, IA - Coworker Jul 24, 2017
I'm so sorry, Kathryn, so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lit by Kristin Davidson - Athens, GA - Family Friend Jul 24, 2017
Kathryn,
You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. The Ankeny wellness community will continue to support you in this time of sorrow.
Lit by Kari Smith - Ankeny, IA - Acquaintance Jul 24, 2017
Erik worked as a contractor to my agency, CMS, when I met him. He had a ready smile and always brightened the room with his presence. He will be truly missed. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
Lit by Maria Salatti - Ellicott City, MD - Coworker Jul 25, 2017
Denise, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Seek comfort with your friends and family at Keller Williams. We are here for you. Rita
Lit by Rita Muilenburg - Rapid City, SD Jul 25, 2017
My memories of Erik are from the late 80s when we played racquetball at the Supreme Courts in Rapid City. He was a very talented player and fun to play in spite of the 30 year age difference in our ages.
Lit by Bruce Curington - Rapid City, SD - Family Friend Jul 25, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about your loss Denise, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lit by Will Dixon - Rapid City, SD - Friend Jul 25, 2017
My sincere apologies for Kathryn's entire family during this very difficult time. I worked with Kathryn many years ago at Apple Tree. We had some wonderful conversations and she often talked about her family and Erik. During this sad time, I wish her and her children much love and prayers.
Lit by Amie Littlefield - Ankeny, IA - friend Jul 25, 2017
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Erik's family, his colleagues and all who knew Erik.
Lit by Stace Mandl - Ellicott City, MD - friend Jul 25, 2017
Erik was a good man taken to early. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to Kathryn and his children. God rest his soul.
Lit by Bev Brown - Grinnell, IA - Coworker Jul 26, 2017
We only got to know Erik recently when we discussed a work opportunity together. Even with the brief encounters, we are impressed by Erik's professionalism, knowledge, intelligence, and kindness. We wish we had more time to work with him. We at TISTA are very grateful for the opportunity to get to work with Erik. He is truly missed and our prayers are with his family.
Lit by Connie Zhong - Rockville, MD - acquaintance Jul 28, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
Lit by Rachel Digmann - IA - Coworker Jul 31, 2017
So sorry to hear of Erik's passing. I only had the opportunity to work with him a few times, but was amazed at his wealth of knowledge and willingness to help -- no matter how busy he was.
Lit by Erin Hart - Zelienople, PA - Coworker Aug 01, 2017
My deepest condolences to Erik's family. Erik has always been a vibrant individual to be working with. At break time, he was happy to share his family's accomplishments. He was very proud of all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lit by Justyna Sardin - MD - Coworker Aug 04, 2017
So sorry Kathryn and kiddos for your loss. I am thinking of you. Love & prayers.
Lit by Lori Smith - Ankeny, IA - Family Friend Aug 21, 2017
Today Oct 16, when I wished Erik a "Happy boss day", email bounced back. I searched and found this obituary. Can't believe how this happened.

Have worked for Erik 17 years back, but he is always my manager to me.
Erik was a natural manager, my best performance was under him. He was real techie, who could write thousands of line of code or rip apart x86 machine and reassemble it. It was my good luck to have worked with him for 2.5 years.

As a person, he was well liked and respected by all for his honesty and integrity. I have tears in my eyes. I lost one my most dependable friend. Looks like heaven needed a IT manager to run operations, that's why God called him so early.

Happy boss day Erik.
Lit by Arjun Arora - St. Petersburg, FL - Coworker Oct 16, 2017

Light A Candle

Light A Candle for a loved one, leave your name and choose an image.

Choose a candle or special image.