In memory of

Eva Thompson

April 22, 1959 - January 25, 2021
From: Lake View, IA
Eva Thompson

Eva Thompson

Born: April 22, 1959
Died: January 25, 2021
Age: 61
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   Eva Thompson, age 61, of Lake View, IA, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 25, 2021, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, IA.
   Eva Norene Klenk, daughter of Vernon and Shirley (Stepanek) Klenk, was born on April 22, 1959, in Carroll, Iowa. She grew up in the nearby town of Breda, where she attended the Wheatland Presbyterian Church. There, she was baptized and confirmed and grew in her faith from an early age. Eva also valued her education and graduated from Carroll High School with the class of 1977. She was an accomplished athlete, having been active in track, volleyball, and basketball. She went on to study at the University of Northern Iowa on a basketball scholarship and later attended Kirkwood Community College as well.
   Eva married the love of her life, Bryan Thompson, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lake View, on May 11, 1991. The couple made their home in Lake View, and went on to raise their four children there; Andrea, Rachel, Taylor, and Nichole. Eva and Bryan were also foster parents and opened their home and hearts to many kids over the years.
   Being a mother was Eva's favorite "job," though she filled various other positions as well. She worked as an educational assistant for WLVA schools, where she also helped with youth sports. In more recent years, Eva was known for her in-home daycare, G-Ma’s Tinker Tots. Every child she cared for quickly became like family, and she loved them like her own.
   Eva had also taken on an active role in her grandchildren's lives. She was a mentor and role model for them, but also loved spoiling them with shopping trips, golf cart rides, and banana splits for breakfast. She enjoyed cheering them on at their school events and being involved with her granddaughters' 4-H program. Her grandchildren were truly her source of pride and joy, and she treasured her time spent with them.
   Over the years, Eva enjoyed many different hobbies and activities. She was involved in Boy Scouts as Taylor was growing up, and often volunteered her time for youth sports. Eva was on the Pier 25 Committee in Lake View that was established to help beautify the town and played a central role in the recent updates to Speaker Park. She enjoyed bicycling with Bryan along the Sauk Trail and around the lake, as well as riding their motorcycles together. She loved animals, essential oils, iced tea, and country music.
   Eva was a beautiful person, inside and out. She lived her life with conviction-- led by faith and fueled by her love of family. She had a fearless spirit that radiated positivity, and a gentle strength that will continue on as her legacy.
   Left behind to cherish her memory include her husband, Bryan Thompson of Lake View, IA; children: Andrea (Jeremiah) Koch of Schaller, IA, Taylor (Sarah) Thompson of Sac City, IA, and Nichole (Benjamin) Riffey of Nevada, IA; son-in-law John Glissmann; grandchildren: Ella Bussell and Lyric Bussell, Austin Thompson, Evin Wolff, Marleigh Banks, Zaylynn Lawler, Parker, Hayden, and Connor Glissmann, Piper and Marina Thompson, Everett and Arlo Riffey; siblings: Verlan (Claudia) Klenk, Michael (Rachel) Klenk, Teresa McFarlane, Laina Shuman, Coreena Klenk, and DeeDee (Robert) Auen; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members, and friends.
   Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Klenk and Shirley (Richard) Bradwell; daughter Rachel (Thompson) Glissmann; parents-in-law Mervin and Harriet Thompson; infant brother John Robert Klenk; and brother-in-law Paul Shuman.
   The family will be directing memorial donations in Eva’s memory to Camp Courageous in Monticello, IA.
Public Funeral Services
1:00 p.m., Tuesday
February 2, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

Pastor Jason Baustian
Public Visitation
4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday
February 1, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
In the family's care


Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:45 PM
“Sincere condolences, Bryan, and family. I was so sorry to hear of Eva's passing. She always had such a wonderful smile and was so energetic about what she did! She always greeted me like I was a good friend. I'll miss her happy demeanor! God bless all those she leaves behind. I will remember her and your family in my prayers. ”
- Sally Riedell
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:39 PM
“So sorry to read of Eva's passing. I enjoyed being a part of her twin girls life whenever they would come in to the Lake View Library where I worked. May Brian and the rest of her family find comfort in cherished memories and the Lord's love.”
- Kay Montano
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:57 PM
“Bryan, Ella, Lyric and family - You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Lon and Val Buse
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 3:25 PM
“Our sincerest condolences to Bryan and the entire Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you reflect and remember. May she rest in peace. ”
- Chet Johnson
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:35 PM
“My deepest sympathies...I worked in homecare with Eva at SMCH - she was always so happy, full of smiles.. ”
- Norene Bauman
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 4:22 PM
“So so sorry. She was a wonderful person. Ella and Lyric Prayers and love to you. Prayers for all .”
- Jan and Steve Pullen
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“Bryan and family, Deepest sympathy in ther loss of Eva. I did not know her but from what I read she was an amazing a caring and wonderful person. She will be missed by many. ”
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“ Dear Bryan and Family, We are sad to learn of Eva's death. You have our sympathy. She was a fine woman and good Girl Scout leader. Sincerely, Jim and Lois Manuel Long”
- Lois and Jim Long
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“Sending love and hugs to all of you. We are so sorry to hear of her passing but we know that she was loved very much!”
- Craig and Renee Riffey
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:01 PM
“Bryan and family. So sorry for your loss.”
- Ardith Harris
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 8:14 PM
“Britta I'm so sorry for your loss . You need anything call or tex . Prayers for you all”
- Sue Smith
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 8:14 PM
“Brian and family, On behalf of the Lake View United Church of Christ I'd like to express the church family's sympathy to you and your entire family on Eva's passing. May God cover you with his comforting spirit. Sincere blessings. Pastor Bruce Hauswirth”
- Pastor Bruce Hauswirth
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:28 PM
“Gert& I send our deepest sympathy to Brian & Family, She was a great person always with a smile, She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace Eva.”
- Bob & Gert Nansteel
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:57 AM
“So sorry Brian & family. She will be greatly missed.loved having her work for us. Steve would tease her & she would give it right back. Steve will watch over her & some day we will see them again.”
- Sindy Snyder
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:43 PM
“I was shocked when I heard this. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a fantastic person bubbly and happy she loved Brian and she loved her kids and her grandkids. She would help anyone. Hugs to all of you.”
- Pat and Sandy Kilbride
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:21 PM
“Thinking of you all in prayer. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
- Toni Pfrimmer
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:15 PM
“You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Eva was a great Lady! ”
- Brian and Jeanne Sorensen
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:44 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss. My sons were both in boy scouts when Eva was part of it. She was a kind and caring person. I have alot of good memories of her. She will be greatly missed. God be with all of your family.”
- Jeannine Hale
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:40 PM
“We're so sorry for your loss. We loved Eva so much. She was an amazing woman. With lots of love , Arielle, Pat and the boys.”
- Arielle Sachau
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:58 PM
- Mike and Karen Brown
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:27 PM
“Im so very sorry for your loss. She will be missed very much. I will miss her very much. Ill always hold on to the memories I have with her. ”
- DeJah LaFoy
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:27 PM
“Our deepest sympathy . Loved visiting with Eva she was always a joy . She will definitely be missed by everyone that knew her. God Bless you all. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 ”
- John & Teresa Drillimg
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:27 PM
“Ella, Lyric and family. I am so sorry for your loss. She was so important to you. My love and prayers to you. Mary ”
- Mary Klindt
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 2:05 PM
“So Sorry for your Loss. I can not say enough about how Eva touched my Heart with her kindness and Beautiful Smile. She was always nice to everyone and was Loved By Many. My Sympathy to you and your family. I will remember her Always.”
- Rebecca Peters
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 2:05 PM
“I am so sorry for you loss. Eva was such a kind giving person. May she rest in peace with the other angels. ”
- Margaret Gilmore
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:38 AM
“So sorry for the family. She was good person. She wjll be dearly missed. ”
- Maggie sherrick
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8:06 PM
“Lyric, Ella and family - we are so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Terry and Vickie”
- TerryVickie Girard
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8:06 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Eva was a very special person and a positive influence on many. She will be dearly missed.”
- Rick and Patti Wolff
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