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Bruce G. Thompson - 77

1/23/1941 - 6/6/2018

Clinton, IA

      Bruce G. Thompson, age 77 of Clinton passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Bettendorf Health Care.  In following Bruce’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.  A memorial service will begin at 5:00 PM.  Burial will be at a later date in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.


     Bruce was born in Oelwein, Iowa on January 23, 1941, the son of Donald and Wilma (Park) Thompson.  He graduated from Clinton High School and attended Clinton Community College.  He served with the US Army, stationed in South Korea.  Bruce married Jeanette Jones on September 15, 1963 at St. Irenaeus Church in Clinton.  He was employed at EI DuPont retiring after over 30 years of service.  In his younger days Bruce played softball and went pheasant hunting. He enjoyed attending his grandkids games and activities, cooking, painting plaster steins and figurines and following the LA Rams.


     Bruce is survived by his wife Jeanette of Clinton; two children, Sherri (Pat) Costello of Clarksville, IN and Don Thompson of Houston, TX; four grandchildren, Drew (Breanna) Thompson, Kyle Thompson, Alexandra Thompson and Jacob Costello; three great- grandchildren, Mathias, Bryce and Isiah and a brother, Larry (Loretta) Thompson of Bettendorf.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Online condolences may be left at    

Gathering of Friends

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.

Memorial Service:

A memorial service will begin at 5:00 PM.


  • Jane Potratz

    on 06/12/18

    3103 Tower Rd. Jeanette & kids, I am so sorry for you folks with Bruce's passing. It was always a pleasure to meet Jeanette & Bruce when out to talk to them.
  • gary shaw

    on 06/12/18

    I'm so terrible sorry to learn of Bruce's passing. I wish we had had more time to spend together as adults.
  • Carol Coulston

    on 06/12/18

    So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family. Carol Coulston
  • Matt Frett

    on 06/13/18

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Thompson family

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