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“Stephen lived next door to us in Ames,him and my son John became friend,s in grade school. Steve was loyal, and just a good kid. No drugs, cigarettes...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kathi Jansen - st joseph, MO

“My memory of Steve dates back to our days as classmates in Middle School. He always was quite the character and He and I would joke around during...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Andrew Lloyd - Ames, IA - Friends

“My heart hurts for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys always. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Christy Wilcox - Fort Campbell, KY

“I won't say goodbye because I know and will look forward to seeing and being friends in eternity. You have given us one more reason not to fear death...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: David and Linda Turner - El Paso, TX

“I miss Steve so much. I remember the good times and can't wait to see him in heaven. He was a great person, always thinking of others and I...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Katrina Lantz - El Paso, TX

“We, Robyn, John, Ian and Collin only arrived in Ft Bliss, TX at the end of March 2012 so we only met Christy, Steve and their children the first week...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Robyn, John, Ian, Collin Gifford - TX

“What a battle you all fought! I am sorry to here Steve is gone,but I truly believe we will see him again! My family sends are love,I will try to be...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kathi Jansen - Saint Joseph, MO

“Dear Steve and family. I just wanted you to know how special you all are. Aside from my parents, I had never imagined a love and marriage as...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Joanna Kennett - Winchester, VA

“Thinking of you and the kids and my heart goes out to you. Steve was a great man and will watch over you everyday. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Valeria Battaglioli - Lawton, OK

“Christy, Raven, Ricky and Eliana.. We sure love you all. God be with you and we know Steve will be waiting with open arms for all of us someday. We...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Charlotte & Dennis Hostettet - TX

“My sincere sympathies to Scott, Dee, Cynthia and all. I am unable to come to the funeral, but will be thinking of you often during the day as I have...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Shari Reilly - Ames, IA

“im so sorry to hear about the lost of a great man, soldier, husband, and father. i worked and served with him at ft bliss and in iraq. this man...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: sgt conner, michael - GA

“I just wanted to say my deepest sympathies to you and your family in this time. My husband and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah M. Stone - El Paso, TX

“Christy, my deepest condolences to you and the children. Know that my prayers for you will not cease as you grieve and adjust to "the new normal"...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Sue Huggler - SAN ANTONIO, TX

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SSG Stephen John Thompson (Active), 32, of Ames, went home to the Lord, November 15, 2012.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2012 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.), in Ankeny. A visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., prior to the funeral. Burial with military honors will follow the service, at Ankeny Memorial Gardens
Stephen was born November 18, 1979 in Davenport, Iowa to Scott and Dee Thompson, and graduated from Ames High School in 1998.
He and Christina Sippel were married October 15, 2000, and together they had 3 children; Raven Cynthia, Richard Scott, and Eliana Dee.
Stephen enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2001, and served in operation Bright Star in 2001 and then 3 tours during operation Iraqi Freedom.
He attended Sunrise Baptist Church in El Paso, TX, where he also served as a deacon. He loved interacting with children, especially babies. He was known as the "Baby Whisperer". He enjoyed video games, hunting, fishing, and of course, Mountain Dew.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Christy, and their three children, a grandmother, Marjorie Cortesio, of Centerville, IA, his parents, Scott and Dee Thompson, of Ames, IA, a brother, Stuart (Laura) Thompson, of Killeen TX, a sister Shawna Thompson, of Ames, IA, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, and maternal grandfather.
The family will be directing memorials to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research hospital in Houston, TX.