Obituary: Merlyn Thompson


Merlyn E. Thompson, 81, of Davenport, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at his home. Due to COVID-19, a short visitation was held from 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport, followed by private burial.

Merlyn Thompson was born July 30, 1939, in Clinton, the son of Sam and Laverna Thompson.

He married Patricia Dahlgaard in 1960; they divorced in 1981. He later married Patricia Otto.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; sons, Ed (Amy) and Brian; a stepdaughter, Debbie; stepsons, Chris and Craig; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Donna Lacey and Carol (Roger) Heilig.

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