Fern Thompson, 92, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Friday May 3, 2013, at Villa Del Sol, in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Fern was born February 9, 1921 to Arthur and Rosa (Nuese) Wolken in Dillion, IA. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1938.She attended Waldorf Jr. College and received her Associate degree in 1941. Fern graduated from Drake University in 1958 with her Bachelor's degree. She was united to Raymond C. "Tom" Thompson on June 15, 1962 in Marshalltown. Fern taught school at Union, Dunbar, LeGrand, DesMoines, and Boise. Most recently she taught at Woodbury Elementary in Marshalltown, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, in Marshalltown where she taught Sunday school. Fern was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, caring for her plants, traveling, and cooking. Fern loved to host Christmas gathering, friends, family, and neighbors.
Fern will be missed by a sister, Gale Wolken of State Center, IA, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers; Wesley, Richard, and Lyle Wolken.