- January 3, 2008
- Graettinger, Iowa
of Tracy's Passing
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“Bill, Barb, Tammy & Jim, Stephan, Taylor and family, My thought and prayers are with your family! I worked with Tracy when Stephan and Taylor were at...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Luana Nair
“Barb, Bill & family. We are so sorry to hear about Tracy. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God comfort all of you.
2 of 9 | Posted by: Fred & Shirley Sorensen
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you during this time. I'll always remember Tracy as Todd's little brother with a big,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Brenda Kulow
“My deepest sympathy to Tracy's family. I was Stephan's fifth grade teacher and Tracy was a very involved, caring parent. Stephan and Taylor, know...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Joan (Pemble) Kimball
“Our sympathy goes out to you, Bill and Barb for the loss of your son and my friend, I remember Tracey when he would come out and visit with me when...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bob & Valerie Boicourt
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Thompson family, especially my friend, Tammy. I am sorry for your loss.
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kirt Carstens
“Barb, Bill and family,
My deepest sympathy to you all in the death of your son and brother, Tracy. My prayers go out to you. God bless.
7 of 9 | Posted by: Laure (Miller) Oppenheimer
“Bill & Barb, we offer our deepest sympathy on your loss.Words simply can't express how we feel.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
8 of 9 | Posted by: Andy & Cindy Matheason
“Barb and Bill
My heart goes out to you with your loss of your son. Please know that you are in my prayers.
9 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Schmeling
Tracy Allen Thompson, the son of William Jr. and Barbara (Houge) Thompson, was born October 1, 1971, in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He passed away Thursday, January 3, 2008, in Graettinger, Iowa, at the age of 36.
He received his education in the Graettinger schools and graduated from Graettinger High School in 1990.
Following graduation from high school Tracy was employed at various businesses throughout the area, including Stylecraft Industries, Tecton Industries and Voyager Ethanol. Most recently he had been employed at Cycle Country in Spencer, Iowa and did horse training, farrier and horse riding lessons.
He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger.
Left to cherish Tracy's memory are his two children, Taylor Marie Thompson and Stephan Austin Thompson; his parents, Barbara and William Thompson Jr. all of Graettinger; two brothers, Monte Thompson of Spencer; Todd Thompson of Estherville; one sister, Tammy Higgins and her husband, Jim of Spencer; one niece, Kaylie Thompson; four nephews, Austin, Cody, Jordan and Ethan; and many other family and friends.
Preceding Tracy in death were his paternal grandparents, William Sr. and Clara Thompson; and maternal grandparents, Milford and Dortha Houge.
Pastor Tedd Rieke - Officiating
On Eagles Wings
When I Get To Where Im Going
How Great Thou Art
Wind Beneath My Wings
The Old Rugged Cross
Debra Speciale - Soloist
Cindy James - Organist
Don Wolford - Glen Howard
Jason Cobb - Vivian Smith
Mike Egland - Kent Snyder - Dave Hargrave
Mark DeVary - Steve Helmke - Steve Flint
St. Pauls of South Walnut Township
A COWBOYS LAST REQUEST
By Terry Ike Clanton
Let me tell you folks
Who have gathered here today
That I'm a proud and thankful cowboy
Who has just passed away
I know it's hard
But, please don't cry
Fer I'm now ridin' Gods trails
High up in the sky
The hoss I'm ridin' now
Don't spook, buck or kick
Fer God stables perfect horses
And now I have my pick
Lord, please forgive me of all my sins
Fer I haven't been perfect
But I know that he who believes in You
I have lived a good life
A cowboys dream come true
Thank You Lord,
Fer I'm now ready to ride into eternity
Me, my horse, and You.