Gale F. Thompson

August 12, 1941 - April 18, 2021

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Calling(s)

Thursday, April 22, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Service

Friday, April 23, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Obituary

Gale F. “Stormy” Thompson, 79, of Avon Park, Florida, and formerly of Kendallville, Indiana, died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at his residence.

He was born August 12, 1941, in Kendallville to Wayne and Emily (Evers) Thompson.

He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965.

Mr. Thompson drove truck for Ingersoll Rand and retired in 1985.

He was a member of Kendallville Masonic Lodge #276 in Kendallville, Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne, Mizpah Temple in Fort Wayne, Kendallville Eagles Lodge #98, and American Legion Post 246 in Albion.

Surviving are a son, Kevin Thompson of Kendallville; two brothers, Daryl Thompson of Brownsburg and Kent (Retzy) Thompson of Zionsville; a brother-in-law, Jim Acton of Brownsburg; several nieces and nephews; and his significant other, Angie Green of Avon Park, Florida.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Judith Acton.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 23, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.

Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard and active duty members of the U.S. Air Force.

Visitation is Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A Masonic Lodge service will be held at 7 p.m.

The family asks that face masks be worn.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Kendallville Masonic Lodge #276.

View a video tribute after Thursday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Rita Hinshaw Westrater
May 7th, 2021 12:41pm
Middletown, Indiana

To Family and Angie, I met Stormy thtough my Dad Dick Hinshaw. They became best friends. Stormy even bought a motorcycke the same color as Dad's. Come to find out their lives were alot alike.. The day they introdiced themselves to each other. They figured out they raced each other, both worked for Ingersoll Steal and they both were truck drivers.. they became like brothers. After my Dad passed Stormy didn't want to go yo Sebring. I took my Mom to see him and he hugged me so tight. We never went back to Sebring after that. Dtormy would come and see us in Daytona. We loved him very much. I called him my Honorary Uncle. I'm so sorry for your loss. Angie you and the family are in my prayers.

Chris Haire
April 29th, 2021 1:37am
Angola

Sorry for your loss. I was married to Stormy's step daughter (Jackie) back in 1993. We went to Avon Park a couple times. I remember that big old black truck with 100 or so lights on it. Rest in Peace.

Louis M Nardella MD and Hennie
April 25th, 2021 1:30pm
Ocala Florida

Awesome friend and de facto member of the Nardella family and beloved partner of Angie. A true patriot and Vietnam era vet who we shared many delightful times with.He will be missed dearly!

Gary Thrapp
April 23rd, 2021 2:18pm
Naples, Florida

As I watched the Memorial Video, it brought tears to my eyes. Having grown up with Kent and often being on their farm, Gale was the ‘Guy’ who fascinated me. I had no older brothers and Gale was always involved in so many cool things. He just left such a positive impression on me. Such a beautiful family. Those were wonderful times and I know Gale left his mark.

Nicoletta Harper
April 23rd, 2021 2:02pm
Massachusetts

Stormy brought love into my mother’s heart and she brought love into his. Together they brought love into our hearts and into this world. That precious gift will last forever. Thinking of both of them today with gratitude, Love and wonderful memories. May Stormy Rest In Peace and May God give my mom the strength to carry on without him by her side.❤️

Ted Omo & Katherine Beasley
April 23rd, 2021 11:42am
Boston, MA

Thank you to Stormy for making my grandmother Angie so happy for so long! He was a wonderful, kind man, and we always enjoyed time spent with him. He lived a long life full of amazing experiences, we will miss him dearly. Sending all the love in the world to his family and loved ones.

Pam Aoexander Bailey
April 23rd, 2021 3:37am
Kendallville, IN

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye to Gale. May your memories bring smiles to you faces.

Carmella A Wilce
April 22nd, 2021 9:00pm
Denville

It was a pleasure knowing a wonderful and generous person who had such a warm and friendly smile and was so good to my sister.. God Grant him Eternal Rest.

Jerry Kessler
April 22nd, 2021 4:52pm
Kendallville

Rest In Peace my friend!

ROBERT FRICK
April 22nd, 2021 12:11pm
KENDALLVILLE

So sorry to hear about Stormy. I remember when he drove truck years ago and we would go to Avon Park in Florida to see him. He will greatly missed.

ROBERT FRICK
April 22nd, 2021 12:11pm
KENDALLVILLE

So sorry to hear about Stormy. I remember when he drove truck years ago and we would go to Avon Park in Florida to see him. He will greatly missed.

Randy & Patria Kimler
April 22nd, 2021 11:57am
Maryland

Stormy was an amazing man who brought much happiness to my mom, Angie Green. The times he spent with our family are beautiful memories we will always have and cherish.

Suzy & Matt
April 22nd, 2021 12:34am
Boston, MA

Stormy, you will be missed, especially your humor. Thank you so much for being so good to Gram, and always being so supportive of us. We are so glad you were able to celebrate with us on our wedding day! Rest in the sweetest peace. Love, Suzy & Matt

Nicoletta Harper
April 21st, 2021 11:56pm
Norwood Massachusetts

Stormy you will be in our hearts forever. Thank you for being so good to my mom and entire family.You will be missed but remembered in precious memories.❤️

Richard A. Warford
April 21st, 2021 9:49pm
Kendallville

Stormy was a Good Friend, Alway had something good to say, fill me in on what was going on outside Kendallville when trucking. After going to Florida, would stop by when in town, and we would chat on phone a few times during the year. Many good memories. Our best to Angie

Carol Green
April 21st, 2021 1:14pm
Maryland

Stormy was a good man and I am so happy that he was a part of my life. He had such a great personality and was always joking around when we spoke. Sending prayers to his family, my mom Angie, and his friends. You will be forever in our hearts and memories.

Chuck Paduano
April 20th, 2021 11:56pm
Kendallville

Good man,he will be missed. Had a lot of fun working at Ingersoll Rand with all the drivers

Robert and Connie Ashby
April 20th, 2021 11:14pm
Kendallville

Condolences from the Bodenhafer side, 3rd cousins Used to visit when we were kids.

Lorine platt
April 20th, 2021 11:03pm
Wauchula Florida

Much prayer to family and Angie! Stormy I’ll never forget you and the memories we shared!

Leroy (Chuck) Whitmer
April 20th, 2021 10:11pm
North Carolina

Good friend you will be missed

Steve McCreery
April 20th, 2021 9:16pm
Rome City

Was sorry to see this. Gale was top notch in my eyes. Glad to have known him and all the Kendallville Ingersoll drivers. Our best to the Thompson families.