Gerald N. Thompson
3/8/1950 - 8/8/2017
PEKIN ~ Gerald Nathan "Rusty" Thompson, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 5:03 a.m. Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at Heritage Health: Therapy and Senior Care in Springfield.
Born March 8, 1950 in Ft. Benning, Georgia to Nathan and Florence (Rutter) Thompson, he married Donna Johnson on March 28, 1975 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on April 26, 2013 in Peoria. He also was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dale "Buddy" Zannacker.
Surviving are his daughter, Megan Thompson of St. Charles, Missouri; his companion, Joyce Barnard of Springfield; one sister, Dawn (Robert) Powell of Pekin; two brothers, Robert Thompson and Patrick "Rick"(Janet) Thompson, both of Pekin.
In 2012, Rusty retired from Aventine as a mechanic, after 44 years of service.
He enjoyed golfing and fishing.
Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation or services. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society at 4234 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria, IL 61614.
- Denny Winn - friend/co-worker
- Doug & Carol Dorsey - Friend
- Ron Galloway - Childhood Friend
- Robert & Nancy Harvey - Friend
- Ron and Mel Matthews - Close friend - high scho
- JR. & Joyce Johnson - brother-in-law
- Jim Dawson - Friend
- Kenneth and Michelle Johnson - Brother n law
- Jeff Jackson - Friend/Coworker
- PATTI STEEN - classmate
- Tom Armstrong - friend co worker