Edward L. Thompson

Edward L. Thompson

July 2, 1943 – August 5, 2022

SHRINE CEREMONY: Monday, August 8th at 7pm at Tangier Shrine.

VISITATION: Tuesday, August 9th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 “S” St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, August 10th at 10:30am, St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church or Tangier Shrine.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.

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Edward L. Thompson, age 79, was born on July 2, 1943, in Nebraska City, Nebraska.  He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lela Thompson; wife, Marge Thompson.  He is survived by his siblings: Gloria Thomas and Ron Thompson; children: Debbie Prucha (Mark), Julie Krupicka (Mark), and Jeff Thompson (Jana); six grandchildren: Bradley (Jessica), Natalie (Clayton), Elizabeth (Tristan), Adam, Jetta, and Jolie; one great-grandchild, Timothy.

Ed Thompson was a man of faith.  For more than 25 years, he was a member of St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church where he was heavily involved volunteering when his health allowed; he also served as an EMHC (Eucharistic Minister) distributing holy communion to others.

Ed’s career revolved around a single company.  For more than 30 years, he worked at Mutual of Omaha where he held many different positions.  He spent many years in the Group Underwriting Department but ended up retiring as the First Vice President Group Operations in 2003.  His last assignment with Mutual of Omaha placed him in charge of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plans.

Shortly after retiring, Ed was asked, and he agreed, to serve on the Board of Directors for the Compass Rose Organization.  Compass Rose is the support organization providing health benefits to the CIA.  He held that position until his health prevented him to travel on a regular basis to Washington, DC.

Ed was involved with and held leadership positions in many service organizations including Cosmopolitan International Organization (I 80 Cosmopolitan Club), Tangier Shriners, Provost a Shriner Unit, and VIN Nebraska.  All these organizations were extremely important to Ed, but he maintained an active role with the Provost Unit of the Shrine to his very last days.

 

5 Comments

  • Colleen Simonsen Posted August 9, 2022 9:12 am

    I knew Ed through Marge, my friend and sister quilter. I am so sorry for your loss of a kind, God loving and honorable person. May he Rest in Peace and be with his Marge as well as our Lord.

  • Scott Knudsen Posted August 9, 2022 12:17 pm

    Ed Thompson will not be forgotten. His legacy is his love of life, devotion to his wife Marge and to her memory, his family, friends, fun and of course, fine wine.
    Ed shall be remembered for all that in addition to his never give-up-attitude, his acceptance of the challenges he faced, his willingness to be a sharing, caring, and giving participant in all things. He never allowed his health issues to affect his upbeat, positive disposition. His mind remained sharp to the end. Ed set the bar high for many of us. He has escaped the pain and discomfort. He has been reunited with Marge. Ed won the battle. We all lost Ed. If we follow his example, we will see him again. Rest in Eternal Peace my friend. Prayers of glory to the family and all of us for being blessed with the privledge of knowing Ed Thompson.
    Scott Knudsen 8-5-22

  • Janet Koch Posted August 9, 2022 1:01 pm

    I am so sorry. Met Marge through quilting ( I helped her with the T-shirt quilts!) and enjoyed Ed when I would visit Marge. Godspeed to the family!❤️

  • Rhonda Gerdes Posted August 9, 2022 1:04 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family. Ed hired me as an underwriter at Mutual. He was a fair & kind boss & always had a smile & encouraging word.

  • Rhonda Gerdes Posted August 9, 2022 1:06 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family. Ed hired me as an underwriter at Mutual. He was a fair & kind boss & always had a smile & encouraging word.

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