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Visitation:

Saturday, April 14, 2018
4:00 to 8:00 pm
Celebration of Life
Jethro's Jambalaya Waukee
9350 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Service:

Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:30 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Disposition:

Thursday, April 12, 2018
2:00 pm
Burial of Cremated Remains
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Steven Gwinn Thompson

Steven Gwinn Thompson passed away at the VA Hospital on Saturday, April 7. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines with burial to follow at Iowa Veterans Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jethro’s in Waukee.

Steven was born September 12, 1947 in Springfield, MO to Donald and Ellen (Ramey) Thompson. He graduated from Springfield High School and served in the Marine Corp from 1967-68 at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA. Steven worked for Leihigh Printing in Chicago, IL until his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, comedy, cars, social outings, and his dog Colby.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Thompson; his mother, Ellen Kinnaird; step-daughter, Michelle (Adam Klein) Williams; and his brother, Donald (Kris) Thompson. Steven was preceded in death by his father, Donald Thompson; and step-father, Capt. Martin Kinnaird.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Humane Society of Lucas County, 118 Lincoln Ave., Chariton, IA 50049. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.