Frank Thompson

Sep 12th, 1920 - Mar 17th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Mar. 24th, 2017 10am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Mar. 24th, 2017 11am

Frank Thompson

Marion-Frank Thompson, 96, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Parkway Manor.

Frank was born on September 12, 1920 in Mt. Vernon to Henry and Lillie (Whitlock) Thompson.  He married Donna Stullken on August 21, 1943 in St. Louis.  She preceded him in death on January 23, 2004.

Frank served in the U.S. Navy as a PBY pilot in WWII flying with the Blackcats Squadron in the South Pacific.  He was a member of 1st United Methodist Church and taught for over 50 years.

Survivors include:

Son-Douglas S. and Jeralyn Thompson of Ballwin, MO

Daughter-Patricia Kay and Brian Sanders of Florissant, MO


Brett and Holly Sanders

Ross Sanders

Jacqueline and Travis Foley

Gina and Dennis Moreland

Jennifer and Khris Stillman

11 great grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10am until the time of service. 

A graveside service will also be held on Friday at 3pm at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dix with Military Rites being performed by the American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon with assistance from the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.

Memorial donations are suggested to DAV or the Kidney Foundation and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL   62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Lisa and Craig Sanders

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    Date: March 21, 2017

    We are very sorry for your loss. Your Father was well liked and a real trooper. He will be missed by family and friends.

  • Guest: Wes Choate

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    Date: March 22, 2017

    I recently met Frank in the Bounce Back rehab in Marion. It was my pleasure to hear him talk about his time flying in WWII. RIP – Frank!

  • Guest: Ward Sutton

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    Date: March 23, 2017

    I have so many found memories of Frank from dealing with him when he was with Viking/Spector Freight Lines at Marion, IL. He was always a joy to be around and truly a good Christian man. May the Lord Bless all his family in the days ahead! Ward

  • Guest: Elaine Wetherington

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    Date: March 23, 2017

    Frank and I became friends when I served as secretary of First United Church in Marion. My condolences to the family. He was a wise man and he loved Jesus. I often think of him. I pray peace and comfort for the family in the days to come. I am so glad God allowed our paths to cross.