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Thompson, Duane E.
Duane E. "Bud" Thompson died at 9:15 pm on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Roseville Rehab and Healthcare Center. He was born at the Monmouth Hospital on December 9, 1920 the son of Clifford and Margaret (Anderson) Thompson. He married his High School sweetheart Edna Mae Harden on March 12, 1941. She preceded him in death on January 27, 2010 after 68 years of marriage, 55 of those years spent on Gossett Road in Roseville, IL.

He is survived by one daughter, Twila (Van) Kaiser of Naperville, IL; three granddaughters, Lara, Rachel, and Jennifer; two great granddaughters and one great grandson; many nieces and nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother (Jerry), and son-in law (Van Kaiser).

He was born and raised in rural Smithshire, IL; graduated from Media High School in 1938. He farmed for 13 years in the Smithshire and Roseville area. He worked for Pauls Appliance, Hicksgas, Warren Heating and Sheet Metal, and then he went into business for himself where he owned and operated Buds Heating and Tin Shop in Roseville for the next 21 years until he retired in 1986. He was baptized at the Smithshire Methodist Church, attended Raritan Baptist church in Raritan and then became a member of the Roseville Christian Church in 1947. Bud was also well known for his hand painted American Flag ears of corn. He painted close to 4000 ears which were sent to admirers all over the country. Farm Show Magazine published an article on his corn painting in 2009. It was a rewarding hobby of which he was very proud.

Funeral will be Sunday August 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Corman Memorial Home in Roseville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Service, at 1:00pm. Entombment will be in the Roseville Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Roseville Christian Church and or the Roseville Ambulance Service. Corman Memorial Home in Roseville is in charge of arrangements. Online Condolences may be made at www.cormanmh.com
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