Jan J. Thompson

Posted 6/3/20

DIXON - Jan “Skip” Joseph Thompson, 75, of Dixon, passed away June 1, 2020 at his home in Dixon.

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Jan J. Thompson


DIXON - Jan “Skip” Joseph Thompson, 75, of Dixon, passed away June 1, 2020 at his home in Dixon.

Cremation rights have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

Skip was born Sept. 3, 1944 in Mendota to Joseph and Mildred (Edwards) Thompson. He married his first wife, Sandra Kerchner and they later divorced but remained friends over the years. He married Sara A. Hertenstein on May 15, 1999 in Grand Detour.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Sara A. Hertenstein; five children, Brad (Jackie) Thompson of Utica, Chris (Dana) Thompson of Oregon, Mike Thompson of Chicago, Brandt (Sarah McDermott) Hertenstein of Kansas City, Mo. and Brittany Hertenstein of Arlington Heights; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two siblings, Timothy (Fitch Bullard) Thompson of Gilford, Conn. and Lori Knowlton of Mendota; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gary and Dennis Thompson.

Skip taught at Dixon High School for 34 years and also coached girls basketball for 15 years prior to his retirement in 2002. He was involved with Habitat for Humanity building homes for 18 years. He was a construction contractor for Thompson Construction for 25 years. He was a longtime member of Dixon Elks Lodge #779 and the Dixon Gyro Club. He enjoyed fishing and golfing but most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

Memorials may be directed to Habitat for Humanity of Dixon, Serenity Hospice and Home of Oregon, Ill. or Dixon High School (DHS) Booster.

Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.