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Mark Allen Thompson, 61 of Grove St., Argos, Indiana died on Thursday August 9, 2018 at 2:39 p.m. at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana following an extended illness.
Mark was born on April 16, 1957 in Rochester, Indiana to Jack Wayne Thompson and Kathryn Francis (Walters) Thompson and has lived all of his life in the Argos Community. On July 15, 1977 in Bremen, Indiana he married Debra Hansen and together they have shared the past 41 years.
Mark had worked for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department as a Dispatcher and Jailer. In 1996 he went to work for B&P Trucking of Plymouth, Indiana.
Mark was a graduate of Argos High School with the class of 1975.
Mark was very involved with the Argos Fire Department having held every office and was the Fire Chief for many years. He was currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the fire department. He was a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Indiana Fire Chief’s Association. Mark had served for the past 30 years with the Indiana Fire Instructors Association. Mark was a EMT/Driver for the Argos EMT for 20 years. He served on the Argos Police Commission from 2007 to present. He was a past member of the Argos Jaycee’s.
Mark is survived by his Wife – Debra Thompson of Argos, Indiana
Son – Travis W. Thompson of Argos, Indiana and special friend Rachel Eppenbaugh
Daughter – Jessica Lyn Scheil and husband Kevin of Warsaw, Indiana
Grand Daughter – Khloe Elizabeth Ann Scheil
Parents – Jack and Kathryn Thompson of Argos, Indiana; his favorite Mother-in-Law – Evadean Hansen of Bremen, Indiana
Sisters – Barbara Thompson of Indianapolis, Indiana; Sally Schwarz and husband Kurt of Minnesota; Roberta Thompson of Ohio; and Karra Duff and husband Bill of Argos, Indiana
Niece Ella and Nephews Jack and Carlsen
He is preceded in death by his Father-in-Law – Roland Hansen
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday August 14, 2018 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Parkside Community Church, 225 S. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parkside Community Church, 225 S. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana with Rev. Robert E. Rice of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and Rev. Brian Trump of the Parkside Community Church. A Fireman's Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the following:
Argos Fire Department, 201 W. Walnut St., Argos, Indiana 46501
Marshall County Center for Hospice; 112 S. Center St., Suite C, Plymouth, Indiana 46563
Indiana University Foundation; In Memory of Mark Thompson; PO Box 7072, Indianapolis, Indiana 46207
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana