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Rodger Thompson

February 3, 1949 - January 23, 2024

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: January 30, 2024

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

Church Bethesda Lutheran Church

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Rodger Wayne Thompson, of Ames, died Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the age of 74 at The Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

A visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Bethesda Lutheran Church (1517 Northwestern Ave, Ames, IA). A private family burial will be held at Ames Municipal Cemetery at a later date.

Rodger, the son of James and Wilma (Burkey) Thompson, was born February 3, 1949, in Ames, Iowa.  He graduated from United Community High School in 1967.

Rodger served in the Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran.  He was proud of his service and participated in the Iowa Honor Flight to honor veterans in Washington D.C.  He retired from the Hach Company in Ames where he worked for most of his career.   He was a member of the Ames Alano Society where he actively mentored others for over 30 years.  In his retirement, Rodger was a model train enthusiast with an amazing collection of trains and an impressive outdoor miniature railway system.

Rodger is survived by his nephew Paul Thompson of Boone and nieces Lori (Kent) Fehr of Omaha, NE, Karen (David) Noftsger of Clive; great-nephews Grant Fehr, Andrew Fehr, Jacob Noftsger and Joshua Noftsger.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Ronald Thompson and sister-in-law, Marilyn Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ames Alano Society, 1201 McCormick Ave, Ames, IA 50010 or online at www.AmesAlanoSociety.org.


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