Audrey Thompson, 87, of Marion, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the St. Luke’s Hospice Unit after a brief fight with cancer. A private family funeral service will take place at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website under the obituary for Audrey, under the video tab, starting at 1:00pm on Friday, March 5, 2021.
Audrey Lucille Altenberg was born on December 14, 1933, the daughter of Roy and Myrtle Altenberg. Audrey graduated from Marion High School in 1952 where she met her high school sweetheart, William Thompson. They married on May 17, 1953 and had 4 children, Ricky, Melissa, Zachary and Samantha. Audrey helped Bill run their business, Linn-Mar Construction. After 30+ years of working in real estate Audrey retired from Skogman Realty. She was an active member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. An active member of the community, Audrey was a Girl Scout leader for many years. She loved to be with her family and friends, some might add she was a social butterfly. She enjoyed gardening and feeding her birds.
Audrey’s memories will be remembered and cherished by her husband, Bill Thompson; son, Zach (Carol) Thompson; daughter, Samantha Brown; beloved granddaughter, Ashley Beachel; great-grandsons, Ryker and Xaiden Sotomayor; granddaughters, Cheyenne Brown and Chelsea Coons.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Thompson; daughter, Melissa Antisdel; parents, Roy and Myrtle Altenburg; and brother, Ronnie Altenberg.