William "Bill" L. Thompson of Yucca, Ariz., died Sunday morning, April 17, after having ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease).
He was born to Lewis and Eleanor Thompson on Feb. 7, 1940, in Clinton, Iowa.
Bill married Lulamae Robinson in 1958; they raised three children, Michael of Yucca, Elizabeth of Colorado and James of Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brother Herald and sister Joann Cheramy.
He is survived by his wife and children, grandsons, granddaughters, and one great-grandson; and his sisters, Mary Wallace and Mildred Wilke, both of Clinton.
He will be missed by family and friends. He was to be cremated.