Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Camanche Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Crematory.

SERVICES: Private following visitation.

CAMANCHE — John R. Thomsen, 67, of Camanche, died Wednesday at the Bluff Terrace Nursing Home in Clinton.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Camanche to Arthur and Jane Putman Thomsen. He married Sharon Zeilman on May 7, 1984, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was a 1958 Clinton High School graduate and attended Clinton Community College.

He was a United States Army veteran.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Camanche; the Camanche VFW, Camanche Masonic Lodge, KAABA Shrine, Clinton Scottish Rite Bodies and was a past member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association.

He was employed as an ironworker with Local 111, Rock Island, Ill., from 1967 until retiring in 1992.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Melissa (Patrick Webb) Thomsen of Clinton and LeAnn (David) Schrader of Clinton; two grandchildren; and one sister, Artie Seeser of Fulton, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Death date: Sept. 5, 2007

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