OBITUARY

Carol June Thomson

June 28, 1940January 31, 2019
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‬Carol June Thomson, age 78, of Bloomington, Illinois passed away following a short battle with leukemia on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at 3:48 a.m. at her residence. She was born June 28, 1940 in Chicago to John and Sally (Hoekstra) Drenth. She married Frank Thomson on June 23, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois. He passed away Jan. 29, 2017 in Bloomington. Survivors include three children: June (Roy) Becker of Palatine, IL, Julie (Brad) Burns of Bloomington, Heather (Bob) Bronkhorst of Bloomington, eight grandchildren: Jonathan Becker, Jeremy Becker, Joshua Burns, Matthew Burns, Jessica Burns, Rachel Bronkhorst, David Bronkhorst, and Rebecca Bronkhorst. She is also survived by two sisters: Nancy (Craig) Paul of Highland, IN, Sally (Jim) Housman of Verona, WI, and two brothers: Jay (Sandy) Drenth of Mokena, IL, and Mark (Judy) Drenth of Dyer, IN. She is also survived by a brother-in-law Bill (Gloria) Thomson of Woodstock, IL and sister-in-law Sandy (Ron) Conrad of Bloomington, IL. Carol worked for Dist. 157 in Calumet City, Illinois for 25 years retiring in 2000. Following retirement she worked at Westminster Village/ Martin Health Care for 8 years as the assistant to the activity director. She was a member of Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington, a BSF member for 16 years and leader for 6 years, and a member and officer of the PEO-AW Chapter. Carol was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend with an infectious sense of humor and wonderful demeanor. She was adored by everyone who had the privilege of spending time with her. She remained steadfast in her faith throughout her life and was looking forward to spending eternity with her God and reuniting in heaven with her husband of 55 years. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Eastview Christian Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at the church. Additional visitation from 10-11 a.m. will be held prior to the services at the church. East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Eastview Christian Church. You may view Carol’s obituary online at www.eastlawn-bloomington.com

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Nancy Perkovich

February 5, 2019

Carol & I met in 1959 as stenographers in the Stock Transfer Dept. of Commonwealth Edison Co. at Clark & Adams in Chicago. The chemistry between us just clicked, & we had many raucous giggling episodes-even at a co-worker's wake! (Oh, the shame!) There were 5 of us who got married in 1961, & we partipated in/attended each other's weddings. Unfortunately, as babies started coming into the picture, Edison's policy was to terminate women at the onset of their 5th month of pregnancy. We all socialized at first, but then families grew larger, & people moved. But happily, about 8 years ago, we " Edison girls" had a reunion in Oakbrook, & it was like Carol & I had just seen each other a week earlier. The chemistry was still there! It hurts to know I can't call her for a long catch-up chat, but the memory of our friendship is embedded in my heart.

Mark Drenth

February 5, 2019

Drenth Christmas - 2018

Mark Drenth

February 5, 2019

Julie, June, Carol, and Heather

Mark Drenth

February 5, 2019

Absent from the body, PRESENT WITH THE LORD!!

Sylvia Miller

February 3, 2019

My heart goes out to Carol's family. I am a coworker from Schrum School in Calumet City, Il. and loved Carol as a worker and as a person . She and I had many talks through the years and shared in our Biblical beliefs. God bless her family!

Chris&Kevan Zinn

February 2, 2019

So much love to you June, Julie and Heather and to your spouses, kids and other family. Our trip would not have been the same without your mom.

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