Kenneth J. Thompson

Kenneth “Ken” J. Thompson, 67, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Monday October 27, 2014. He was born April 22, 1947 in Waukegan, IL to Jack and Lois Thompson. Ken was an Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War where he earned a Purple Heart. He was most recently retired from Abbott Labs and was an avid fisherman. Ken is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 44 years, Diana, his children Jennifer Moreno, Melissa Thompson, and Douglas Thompson, his grandson Gabriel Moreno, and his sisters Jackie (Richard) Zimmerman and Karen (Dexter) Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends of the family may visit from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit

5 Responses to Kenneth J. Thompson

  • Bonnie Jo O'Brien Esquivel says:

    I am so so sorry to all of Kenny

    My prayers and thoughts are with all of Kenny’s family.
    Karen, I wish I could be there with you but you know I am in spirit. I know how close you and Kenny were and my heart breaks for you.
    Jackie and Diana and to Kenny’s kids I am so so sorry for your loss.
    If there is anything at all I can do please let me know.
    Karen, you know I am here for you day or night.

    Love to all of you! Bonnie Jo and family

  • Karen Wyman says:

    Sending condolences and loving thoughts to you, Melissa, on the loss of your Dad and to all of his friends and family, too. I wish I could have met him. He sure raised a terrific daughter. With love to you all – Karen Wyman

  • Myra Harms says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the Thompson family on your loss of Ken.
    William and Myra Harms

  • Jennifer Moreno says:

    I love you Dad, and I miss you every day. Still incredibly angry that you were taken too soon.

  • Kenny Pollick says:

    To the family of Ken Thompson, our sympathy on your loss. Kenn and I worked at Johnson Motors. We entered the Army and did our basic training together. We served at different assignments in the Vietnam War. I remember him as a tall, strong, carefree man. God bless your family. Kenny Pollock