Catherine "Jean" Thompson was born in Saginaw, Ml on September 6,1922 to Edward MacDonald and Doris Chase MacDonald Bierlein and walked through the gates of heaven on December 29, 2012 after a long courageous battle with Kidney disease.
Jean graduated from Saginaw High School in 1940, married Cecil Thompson on February 10,1943 and moved to Midland after WWII. Jean was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Midland for over 50 years where she had been a deaconess and many other service roles at the church. Jean worked at Knepps in 1965 until employed by City of Midland where she retired after 10 years with Midland Police Department and Department of Public Works.
Surviving Jean are her children Gary (Bonnie) Thompson of Midland, Kathy Stephens of Hawaii, James (Ruth) Thompson of Indiana and Jacqueline (Rick) DeShano of Midland. Surviving Siblings are Jack MacDonald of Ann Arbor, Arlene (Glen) Gunderman of Clare and Judy (James) Mitchell of Midland. Her grandchildren are Nichole (Kurt) Bender, Sheila (Ron) Kissane, Matthew Thompson, Troy (Noel) DeShano, Tiffany DeShano, Amber (Nate) Lewis, Daniel Thompson, Emma Thompson and 14 great grandchildren. Along with her parents, Jean was predeceased by her son Richard Thompson, Sister Lois Black, brother Fred Bierlein, Daughter-in-law Dianne Thompson and sister-in-law Jeanne MacDonald.
The family expresses a sincere thank you to the staff of The Caring Place as Jean clearly felt at home while staying there her last few months. Jean will be remembered by her sweet spirit, her love of her family and her faith in God.
II Tim 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course and I have remained faithful"
Funeral Services for Jean will take place at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday January 2, 2013 from Calvary Baptist Church. Pastors Dan Dickerson and Paul Murphrey will officiate with a 2:00 P.M. Committal service at Midland City Cemetery.
Jean's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home 1200 W. Wheeler St. on Tuesday January 1, 2013 from 2-6 P.M. and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Caring Place or Calvary Baptist