Marion Thompson – Graveside Service 10/16/23

Marion Thompson, 86 of Aledo, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2023, in Aledo. Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, October 16, at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. The graveside service will be 11:45 a.m., Monday, October 16, at the Aledo Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be left to Fippinger Funeral Home to assist with final expenses. Online condolences can be made at

Marion was born on October 23, 1936, in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, the son of Allan and Opal (Walton) Thompson. After high school, he joined the United States Navy. Marion served the local community for many years as an auxiliary policeman. He also worked for JI Case for 33 years as a precision tool grinder. Marion enjoyed restoring tractors and lawn mowers, sandblasting, and gun collecting. He was also a Scout Leader and a rock hunter with the Edwards River Rock Club.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Thompson of Aledo; three children, Karen (Robert) Albert, Patricia Thompson, and Joshua Thompson; three grandchildren, Rob, Stephen, and Courtney; a brother, Eugene Thompson; a niece, Amber; and a nephew, Aaron.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Theodore Thompson.