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Charles Edward "Chip" Thompson


Charles Edward "Chip" Thompson, 60, of Hiawatha, died suddenly at his home Monday, April 9, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Cedar Rapids, 1820 West Post Road SW.
Chip was born Dec. 16, 1957, the son of Charles E. and Lois (Meek) Thompson, in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 1980 with his associate degree in photography. Chip was very artistic, and photography remained a great passion of his, as well as collecting toys.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and was a "favorite" uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Chip will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Groenwald; stepdaughter, Amber Simmons; stepson, Andrew Alberts; five grandchildren, Keegan, Kayden, Kierra, Karter and Hudson; three sisters, Teresa (Larry) Bartlett, Tracy (Gary) Cole and Kitser (Michael) McLaud; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial donations may be directed to the family in memory of Chip.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacremation.com under obituaries.