Esther Louise Bick Thompson

Dates

September 25, 1927 - September 28, 2010

Obituary

  

 

Esther Louise Bick Thompson was born to Roy Albert and Hazel Vivian Strong Bick in Miner County, SD on September 25, 1927.  She died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Esther attended Farwell School for 8 years, Plano High School for 4 years, and the Mitchell Business College for 2 years.  She worked for several Mitchell businesses.  On February 14, 1948 she married Raymond Elbert Thompson at the Church of the Nazarene, Mitchell, SD.  They had two children—Ellen Sue and Richard.  They farmed in Plano Township, Hanson County from 1948 until 2002.  She worked at the Hanson County ASCS from August 29, 1955 until retirement on January 3, 1986.  They moved to Mitchell in September 2001. 

She was an active member of Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene, Mitchell, and held numerous leadership positions over many years.  She was kind, caring, loving, loyal and cherished her family and friends, especially spending time with her grandchildren.   She loved reading, gardening, crocheting, and knitting.  She made and gave away over 100 afghans to friends and relatives.

She is survived by her husband:  Raymond, Mitchell; her children, Sue (Dennis) Westgard, Westbury, NY and Richard (Connie) Thompson, Salem; grandchildren, Cristin (John) Howell, Sioux Falls and Robert Thompson, Sioux Falls; sister, Lila Fosbenner, Nampa, ID; sisters-in-law and brothers-in law Grace (Lloyd) Rowland, Vermillion, Esther Michaelis, Nampa, ID, Howard (Trude) Thompson, Nampa, ID, and Donald (Carol) Thompson, Albuquerque, NM; flower girl, Evalyn (Larry) Beasley, IN; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Hazel Bick, brother, Raymond Bick, brother-in-law, Gerald Fosbenner,  nephew, Gerald Fosbenner II and one great grandchild.

 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene
Prayer Service - 7:00 pm
1017 West Norway
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene
1017 West Norway
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by COLLEEN JACOBS on October 14, 2010
I KNEW ESTHER THRU THE HARVEST COMMUNITY CHURCH AND FROM FHCC WHEN I WORKED THERE & TOOK CARE OF HER MOM SHE IS MISSED.
Posted by Norm and Jan Custer--Broken Bow, Ne on October 3, 2010
Sorry to hear of Esther's passing. Norm remembers when she worked in Alex with him. She was always upbeat, positive, and knew her job thoroughly. She also would always talk about her family. She was dependable and an outstanding worker. Our prayers are with the family.
Posted by Deede (Olson) Woolfolk on October 1, 2010
Sue had let me know of Esther's illness in the past, as we periodically e-mailed back and forth and I was deeply saddened to learn of her passing this morning. She will be greatly missed by family and friends here on earth but is now in God's loving care for eternity.
Posted by Caroline Kunkel on September 30, 2010
Richard, Connie, and Family,

Please accept our sympathy in the loss of your Mother. Anytime the ASCS office is mentioned, it is always with your mother in mind. May God Bless you and the family in the days ahead.

Dick and Carol Kunekl
Posted by Randy L. Richards on September 29, 2010
To The Thompson Family. Sorry to hear of the death of your loved one. It is always difficult to say goodbye to a family member whether it be a wife, mother, grandmother and extended family member. I know she was a good Christian woman and now her battle is over and she lives with the Lord. God Bless her Memory to all of you. Peace and Love o all. Sincerely. Randy
Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on September 29, 2010
We wish to extend our sympathy to the Esther Thompson Family. The years that Esther worked at the local FSA (ASCS) Offices brought a lot of memories of Esther working with local farmers and she enjoyed working with them processing the forms pertaining to their farms. Also when Bernitha was at Firesteel health center in Mitchell we enjoyed the fellowship we had with Ray and the family. God bless you all.

Milton & Lovella Schrader
Alexandria

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