Vera L. Thompson

Aug 8, 2020
Thompson, Vera Obit Pic


Private family services will be held.


Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens


May be directed to the family


Vera L. Thompson, 96, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, August 8, 2020.

She was born November 18, 1923 in Waterloo, the daughter of LeRoy and Bessie (Smith) Weidman.

She attended Orange Township Schools. 

Vera married Alvin Thompson August 22, 1941 in Waterloo; he preceded her in death on May 30, 2005.

She was a homemaker.

Vera had been a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. She was an avid gardener, both flowers and vegetables. She was featured in the Waterloo Courier for “growing a rainbow” of over 150 different varieties of irises. 

She enjoyed camping, dancing, bluegrass music and quilting – having quilted over 300. Vera loved her family and spending time with them.

Survived by five sons, Tom (Shirlee) Thompson, Leonard (Roxanne) Thompson, George (Dawn Conradi) Thompson, Bill (Sue) Thompson, and Rory (Deb) Thompson; four daughters, Suzzann (Tom) Bussey, Sally Yuhouse, Sherry (Dave) Moehlis, and Sara (Kenny) Kofron; twenty-four grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Jack (Judy) Thompson.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers; two sisters, two sons-in-law, Bobby Wright and Jim Yuhouse; and two daughters-in-law, Darlene Thompson and Vicki Thompson.

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  1. Monica Jacobi | Aug 24, 2020

    Sara and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you shared with your mom, please accept my sincere condolences. Vera sounds like she led a beautiful life and left behind a great legacy. 

    Monica Jacobi

  2. Mary Ann Larimer | Aug 14, 2020
    So very sorry for your loss, she sounds like she was a wonderful women and I'm sure she will be sorely missed ~ keeping you and your family in my thoughts~
  3. Sherry Kiskunas | Aug 12, 2020
    Sara, I'm so, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing! I have fond memories of both of your parents! Ill keep you in my thoughts
  4. greg plummer | Aug 12, 2020

    What a lady.Had many memories with her threw the years.Loved life to the fullest she did.

      Rest in Peace fine lady.


  5. Diane Benzine Hansen | Aug 11, 2020
    Her family will all be in my prayers. May God grant you His comfert& prace.
  6. Patti Morrill | Aug 11, 2020
    What a legacy Vera has left here on earth. May  she rest in ☮️.  My condolences to your entire family during this most difficult time.   
  7. David Delagardelle | Aug 11, 2020
    Prayers of comfort to your family.Vivid memories of the times I would drive by and you would be standing up smiling in your garden. Truly the Lord will have a master gardener now.
  8. Ronda Weidman Fraser | Aug 11, 2020
    Vera was a kind, wonderful lady. She will be missed by all of her family!
  9. Renee Courey | Aug 11, 2020


    So very sorry to hear about your mom's passing.  She sounds like she was a beautiful soul and has left behind a wonderful legacy.  I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


  10. Robin VanLengen Wilson | Aug 11, 2020
    Sherry and Family.....I'm so sorry to hear your mom passed away.  She was a champion and such a wonderful spirit.  I remember staying overnight with you, Sherry, on several occasions in high school and I recognized that your mom ran a mighty ship.  She was always there and so welcoming.  While it is hard to say good-bye, your entire family is so blessed to have had her in your lives for so many years.  God Bless.
  11. Janet Liming | Aug 11, 2020
    How blessed you have all been to have had such a loving and supporting mother/grandmother for so many years.  She has a well-earned place in Heaven with so many who have preceded her.  God bless you all and God bless her soul.  Hugs to you all.  
  12. Sara Nagle | Aug 11, 2020

    Sara, I am sorry to hear about your mom. Sending warm thoughts to you and your family. 



  13. Randy and Georgia Henry | Aug 11, 2020
    Sorry to hear she passed. Prayers for you all.
  14. Deb Frost | Aug 11, 2020
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mom. She was blessed to have such a loving family. 
  15. Jamie Wilmot Kunkes | Aug 10, 2020
    So sorry for your loss 🙏 hugs to you all. I'll be thinking about you at this difficult time
  16. Melanie Nieman | Aug 10, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. 

    Prayers for comfort for your family.

    Love Michael and Melanie  Nieman

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