October 18, 1966 ~ December 10, 2012
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 PM on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Heritage Lutheran Church, Brandon, with Pastor Sandy Soye officiating. Interment will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery of Sioux Falls, with Full Military Rights.
Elton Carl Thompson was born October 18, 1966, to Vernon and Jeanette (Sylliaasen) Thompson in Sioux Falls. He was raised and educated in Brandon and graduated from Brandon Valley High School in 1985. He worked with his older brother at Brandon Materials for a while before enlisting in the US Navy. Petty Officer 2ed Class Thompson proudly served as a Machinist Mate on the aircraft carrier, USS Kennedy and was stationed in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm. In 1992, after six years in the Navy, Elton returned to Sioux Falls and began working for Pam Oil. He enrolled in HVAC training at South-East Technical School. Upon graduation, Elton took a position at Tessier’s doing Residential/Commercial HVAC repair.
Elton was a quiet person who was totally comfortable at home with his computer and games he loved to play. His favorites consisted of Dungeons and Dragons and Everquest. He will be deeply missed by his online friends and competitors. Elton also loved his pets; Brutis, Red Sonja and his lizard.
Sadly Elton, age 46, of Brandon, died Monday, December 10, 2012 at his home.
Elton is survived by his two brothers, Kevin (Melanie), Marathon, FL and Mark (Laura), Brandon; two sisters, Michelle (Jeff) Adams, Round Rock, TX and Penny (JC) Whetzel, Camarillo, CA; and two sister-in-laws, Darla Thompson, Fenton, MO and Connie Thompson, St. Charles, MO and many nieces and nephews.
Elton was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Jeanette (Sylliaasen) Thompson and two brothers, Don and Curt Thompson.