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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Donald Thompson

Donald Eugene Thompson

Friday, October 29th, 1954 - Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Donald Eugene Thompson, 64, Olathe, Kansas left this Earth on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Olathe, Kansas. Donald was affectionately known by family and friends as Don or Shorty. Don was cremated. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kansas 66083 (913-592-2244). Memorial contributions may be made to University of Kansas Medical Center Health Systems for research or the Disabled Veterans of America. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Don was born in Topeka, Kansas on October 29, 1954 to Jack Edward and Patsy (Hill) Thompson. He was a United States Army veteran. While in the military, he was a helicopter mechanic. Don continued traveling to forts in the United States as a helicopter mechanic for DYNCORP. Don was always the life of the party and will affectionately be remembered for his love of the Kansas City Chiefs and Coors Light. He had an uncanny ability to talk like Donald Duck and amazed others with his two-step dance moves. Don had an immense love for his family. Don will be greatly missed and his passing will leave an empty hole in the hearts of many.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Jackie Eaton, Donna Cantrell and Deniece Morton. He leaves behind twin daughters Chanelle Sheets (Zac), Richmond Hill, Georgia and Christine Poole (Joel), Junction City, Kansas; grandchildren: Jaxson and Emersyn Sheets and Braeden Poole; siblings: Terry Thompson (Kim), Spring Hill, Kansas, Chris Thompson (Cathy), Appleton City, Missouri, Scott Thompson (Sharon), Phoenix, Arizona, Rose Swearingen, McPherson, Kansas and Libby Rose, Emporia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Bruce Funeral Home Spring Hill
    Address
    712 South Webster
    SPRING HILL, KS 66083
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    Celebration of Life

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Nels Espeseth

Posted at 03:42pm
I'm sad to here of the loss of Shorty my prayers and thoughts go out to his family. We worked on Ft Riley for several years. Good Memories fixing helicopters.
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CM

Posted at 08:12pm
When a family member or close friend leaves us in death the pain and grief can be unbearable. We feel helpless, but the bible gives us real comfort here at (Isaiah26:19)"Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning. And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." This loving promise tells us that one day we will see our loved ones brought back to life right before our very eyes! Unbelievable Right? Well, I hope you were encouraged and uplifted and not to worry this world we are living in now will not always be here there is a better future ahead.
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