Lila Rose Thompson


September 4, 1936 - April 18, 2019


Lila Rose Feistner-Thompson, a longtime resident of Bellevue, Nebraska went into the loving arms of Jesus on April 18, 2019.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Storla, SD. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Monday with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Lila was born in a farmhouse north of Storla, South Dakota on Sept. 4, 1936 to Fred and Rose Feistner.  She grew up in rural Woonsocket and attended Storla Lutheran Church.  Lila graduated from Augustana Academy in Canton, South Dakota in 1954 and received her nursing degree from the Methodist School of Nursing in Mitchell in 1957.

Lila was married to David Thompson on September 7, 1958.  She worked as a Registered Nurse in the hospital in Volga, South Dakota and at the Mary Greeley hospital in Ames, Iowa while David completed his college education.  In 1962, they moved to Bellevue, Nebraska.  While in Bellevue, Lila was the head nurse at the Bellevue Leisure Manor and spent many years teaching Licensed Practical Nurses at Doctor’s Hospital in Omaha.

Lila loved spending time with her husband, her three children and her eight grandchildren, especially during the many holidays and travels they spent together.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and reading her Bible.  She has impacted many through her involvement in her church and Bible Study Fellowship.

She always had time for her family or a friend that was hurting and quick with an encouraging word.  All who knew her were touched by her compassion and caring.  Lila lived life to the fullest and served Jesus with her whole heart to the very end.  Her godly example will be felt for many generations.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, David Thompson, three children, Debbie Entz of Wichita, Larry [Vicki] Thompson of Mitchell, South Dakota, Todd [Michelle] Thompson of Omaha, her brother Merlin [Bonnie] Feistner of Woonsocket, South Dakota, eight grandchildren, Landon [Vanessa] Entz, Jordan Entz, Lindsay Thompson, Dylan Entz, Kelsey Thompson, Nathan Entz, Josh Thompson, and Sarah Thompson and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Rose Feistner, and her son-in-law David Entz.



Monday, April 22, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
10:30 AM
Mitchell Wesleyan Church
601 N Sanborn Blvd
Mitchell, SD 57301


Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Storla, South Dakota

Posted by dale arens on April 24, 2019
wished I could of been at the funeral
Posted by Al Bonine on April 23, 2019
Larry ,And family, We are so Sorry to hear about your Mother, You will be in our Prayers !
Posted by Tawnya Kitt on April 22, 2019
Dear Debbie and family, our hearts mourn with you and I pray to the God of all comfort to comfort you all during this time. Your friend in Wichita, KS.
Posted by LuRay & Loretta Asbenson on April 20, 2019
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lila was always such a positive person who always had such a beautiful smile for everyone.
Posted by Cindy Hockett on April 20, 2019
Dave and family of Lila, my deepest sympathy to you all. May God give you all the peace and comfort in this very difficult time. Prayers to you. Cindy Hockett
Posted by Grace Bitikofer on April 19, 2019
Grandma Lila blessed me so much every time I saw her and she loved me like a grand-daughter. I will miss her very much. My love and prayers to all of you! Love, Grace and Bity.
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