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Ronald M. Thompson

November 16, 1937 - January 29, 2021

Ronald M. Thompson Ronald M. Thompson
    February 4, 2021 | 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home 1771 West State Street (Rte 38) Geneva
  • Funeral
  • February 4, 2021 | 1:30 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home Geneva
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Ronald Merle Thompson, age 83, of Saint Charles, IL passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home.  Ron was loved by everyone who knew him.  Ron was married to his loving wife Dorothy (Smith) Thompson for 57 years.

Ron was a proud retiree of Illinois Bell, where he worked for 35 years.  Ron and Dorothy met in 1961 where they worked together at the phone company.  Ron started at the phone company as a linesman climbing polls to repair telephone lines, and Dorothy worked as a 411 operator.  It was a love connection at the phone company.

Ron lived in Saint Charles for 80 years.  Ron loved Saint Charles and would joke that the traffic/parking rules did not apply to him, because he lived here so long.  Ron had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke.

Ron was born in Carthage, South Dakota to Eulala (Stroud) Thompson and Merle Thompson on November 16, 1937.

Ron is survived by:  his loving wife, Dorothy Thompson, his children, Anna (John) Fries, Adam Thompson, Elizabeth (Craig) Cermak, his granddaughters Myranda Thompson and Shaelynn Thompson, his sister Marion Willis, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, and friends.

Ron was predeceased by his mother Eulala (Stroud) Thompson and father Robert (Merle) Thompson.

Ron proudly served in the US army from 1956 to 1958.  Ron spoke of his time in the service almost everyday of his life.  HIs time in the service meant the world to Ron.

Ron was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  Ron spent his retirement devoted to caring for and loving his beautiful granddaughters who love him as a best friend, and who will miss him dearly.

Ron loved his camper, and felt a deep connection to nature and animals. He loved taking camping and fishing trips with family and friends.

Ron’s family extended to his neighbors on 10th street where he lived for 50 years.  Ron loved his backyard and spending the summer in his beautiful pool.  He will be deeply missed by all the people who were blessed to know him.

Services will be on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Yurs Funeral Home at 1771 West State Street in Geneva, Illinois.  Visitation is from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The memorial service will begin at 1:30 pm.

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice 580 Water Edge Ste 100 Lombard, Il 60148  or

Baker Memorial Methodist Church  307 Cedar Ave St. Charles, Il 60174


Priscilla Snyder Peterson from North Aurora, IL

"So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I have good memories of work and from the pioneer steak fry. My prayers are with you Dorothy and all your family."

Laura and Herb Urban from Grand Junction , CO

"So sorry for your loss, but such wonderful memories you all share. Hugs and prayers for all of you."

Kris Russell from St.Charles, IL

"I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss Dorothy & family. I knew Ron through Dorothy who I absolutely love and adore. I’m so sorry to read of Rons passing. Praying for strength and courage to get through the next few weeks. Love you Dorothy! Hugs ❤️🙏"


"To Dorothy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderful person, a good friend and the best boss I ever had at Illinois Bell (Ameritech) He will be missed by all that knew him."

Pam Mendenhall from geneva, IL

"I remember Ron for the sweet and funny guy he was. Ron was such a good friend to Dick and the whole group. Our camping trips were the best. He loved his family dearly, He will be missed by many."

Jane A McCormick from Naperville, IL

"Anna, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You know your dad is looking down upon you and is so proud of everything he sees. Your mom and dad raised a beautiful daughter in you and just like him you are so caring to anyone around you. Please take time to smile as you remember all the fun times you all had together and let those memories comfort you during the hard times. Love you! Jane"

RJ Knight from Lake in the Hills , IL

"So sorry for your loss, Ron was a great guy, great co worker, great boss, he’ll be missed by everyone that knew him."

Russell Gohl from Addison garage IBT, IL

"Ron was one of my 47 foremen in 44 years a kind and gentle man who always had a smile always calm ,rest in paradise Russ"

Roger Lehmann from St. Charles, IL

"My sincere condolences to the family. Knew Ron from Illinois Bell he was one of the good ones."


"To Dorothy and Family: I knew Ron since 7th grade and remember him as always ready for a good laugh, downright decent, very kind, the shortest guy on the basketball team and clever at playing tricks on his buddies. Sending love and condolences to you all."

Dan and Karla Poremba from St. Charles, IL

"We have the sweetest memories of Ron from our 6 wonderful years on South 10th Street. Ron’s sense of humor came so naturally. There was always a reason to laugh when he was around. Our family sends our sincere sympathy for your loss and will keep you in our prayers in the days ahead."

Stanley Wales from Perry Hall , MD

"Dorothy and family. I wish I could be there to celebrate Ron’s life with you. He was my best friend from Lincoln Elementary days and on. We spent many hours and days together which will always remain in my thoughts. I will miss him. Love to you all."

Daniel pool from Elburn, IL

"God bless you Ron. Had the pleasure of working with Ron at the Illinois Bell Geneva garage. One the good guys. Dan."

Jim Lyng from Saint Charles, IL

"Sorry for your Loss, I worked for Ron in the Wheaton I, B. T. garage. He was a great person to work for and with,"

Cindy Bell from Oswego, IL

"Anna, God Bless you and your family. Cherish the memories. Love you Cindy Bell"

Larry Hampel from MerrIl , WI

"Ron’s brand of humor and easy going attitude were special. One of his words of wisdom that I will remember, especially now in the autumn of years was “Getting old is not for sissies “ Ron will be missed but never forgotten. God bless Dorthy and his family."

Nancy Winter from Orangeville , IL

"I was so sorry to learn of Ron's passing. He was such a kind man, always pleasant and one of the kind of bosses/co-workers that many will always remember. My thoughts and prayers are with the family."

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