BRITT - Keith D. Thompson, 75, of Britt, formerly of Forest City, died Friday, January 24, 2014 at Westview Care Center in Britt.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 1 P.M., Sunday, February 2, 2014 in the Round Up room at the Branding Iron in Thompson, Iowa.
There will be no visitation. Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of Cataldo Funeral Home, 178 First Ave. S.W., Britt, IA 50423.
Keith Dorn Thompson, the son of Dorn and Jeanette (Johnson) Thompson, was born October 5, 1938 at Forest City. He attended Forest City Community Schools. Keith was united in marriage to Susan Cooley of Lake Mills. To this union two daughters were born, Kathy and Jill. The couple later divorced. Keith lived and worked in the Forest City area for most of his life. He enjoyed writing songs, animals, spending time at the Branding Iron in Thompson and especially, his family. Keith had a giving personality and big heart. He was often referred to as a man who would give the shirt off his back, even if it wasn't his.
He is survived by his two daughters, Kathy (Doug) Block of South St. Paul, MN and Jill (Terry) Black of Mason City; eight grandchildren, Cole Gilbertson, Haley (Billy) Offerman, Ali Gilbertson, Chase Gilbertson, Chance Gilbertson, Cody Black, Garrett Black and Mackenzie Black; three great-grandchildren; six siblings, Violet (Laurence) Loeschen of Woden, Dennis Thompson of Thompson, Robert "Dusty" (Cheri) Thompson of Currie, MN, Doris Hatland of Lake Mills, Debra Kvammen of Lake Mills and DeEtta (Tim) Buns of Wilmington, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Dorn and Jeanette; two sisters, Betty Thompson and Ruth Gunn; an infant brother, Nels Thompson; a brother-in-law, Jeffrey W. Kvammen; and two nephews, Todd Loeschen and Daniel Hanson.