A funeral service for Carol Thompson will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14, at Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church, Ledyard, with the Rev. Colin Andrade officiating. Burial is in Highland Home Cemetery in Ledyard. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Bethany E&R Church in Ledyard and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Carol Ione Thompson was born Oct. 6, 1934, in Buffalo Center, the daughter of Nordahl and Inez (Varland) Skogen. She grew up in Rake and graduated from Rake High School in 1952. On March 29, 1953, Carol was united in marriage to Howard M. Thompson in Rake. They farmed north of Bancroft. They retired in 1992, and they enjoyed still remaining on the acreage.
In earlier years, Carol also worked as a nursing assistant at the Buffalo Center Hospital. She enjoyed reading, camping, crafting, playing cards, being on her iPad, and she loved visiting with her many relatives and friends. Following the death of Howard on Aug. 6, 2010, she enjoyed her time spent with other widowed friends and her special neighbors. She was a member of Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church in Ledyard.
Carol died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at her home at the age of 85.
She is survived by two children, Gail Blocker and her husband Joseph of Hartford, S.D., and Kevin Thompson and his wife Diana of Fort Dodge; and daughter-in-law Ginger Thompson of Forest City. She is also survived by six granddaughters: Jennifer (Shannon) Blackmore of Holstein, Amanda (Matthew) Nobles of Holstein, Kara (Nathan) Ruge of Mason City, Holly (Cody) McMahon of Hartford, S.D., Kathleen Thompson of Madison, Wis., and Krista (Sam Renschen) Thompson of Honolulu, Hawaii; two step-granddaughters, Kelsae Schossow (David) of Forest City and Jessie Sage of Iowa Falls; 10 great-grandchildren: Tyler Wingert; Hanna, Beau, and Sydney Blackmore; Aubrey and Dane Nobles; Mila and Lanie Ruge; and Abigail and Nolan McMahon; and two step-great-grandchildren, Zackary Jutting and Damon Sage. She is also survived by her brother Merle (Joni) Skogen of Albert Lea, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Skogen of Rake and Virjean Skogen of Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Howard; her son David Thompson on April 20, 2018; three brothers, Don Skogen, Norman Skogen and Derald Skogen in infancy; and infant sister Madele Skogen.
Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.