Steven Thompson

Steven Thompson


June 25, 1948 - May 6, 2024


Steven Thompson, 75, of Wessington Springs, SD, passed away Monday, May 6, 2024, at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls surrounded by family. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, May 11, at Foothills Bible Fellowship in Wessington Springs. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in rural Wessington Springs. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7:00 PM at the church.

Steven Eric Thompson was born June 25th, 1948, in Wessington Springs, South Dakota to Lauren and Irene Thompson. He and his three sisters were raised on the family farm northwest of Wessington Springs. Steven graduated from Wessington Springs High School in the class of 1966. He was married to his love, Linda Rae Houska, on January 11th, 1970. To this union, they were blessed with three children, Michelle Irene, Eric Lewis, and Ryan Lee.

Throughout his life, Steven held many titles some of which were with Power Use and Tri-Country Electric in Plankinton as a power-linemen. After his venture in Plankinton, Steve and Linda moved back to Wessington Springs in March of 1981 to begin farming full-time. He spent many years farming, but his love was raising their black angus cattle. Through those years he served in the SD National Guard during the Rapid City Flood of 1972, on the Board of Directors for Jerauld County Coop, the Jerauld County FSA Board, and many years of service on Marlar and Harmony Township Board.

His one true passion in life was following his ten grandchildren around. He was looking forward to the two upcoming weddings of his grandchildren and the arrival of his first great-grandchild.

He is survived in death by his wife of 54 years, Linda; children, Michelle (Jeff) Tong, Eric (Jill) Thompson, and Ryan (Jennifer) Thompson; grandchildren: Kaci (Collin) Anson, Kayla (Sam) Kretschmar, Dylan Schimke, Austin Schimke, Brayden (Katie) Thompson, Blake Thompson, Lauren Thompson, Peyton Thompson, McKenzie Thompson, and Oakley Thompson; sisters, Patricia (Ellis) Millar, Peggy (Lauren) Burger, and Lori (Thomas) White; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Steven Eric was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents Lauren and Irene, stepmother Alma, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the care Steven received while at Weskota Memorial Hospital, Sanford Health, and Ava’s House.


Friday, May 10, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Foothills Bible Fellowship
210 5th St NW
Wessington Springs, SD 57382


Saturday, May 11, 2024
10:30 AM
Foothills Bible Fellowship
210 5th St NW
Wessington Springs, SD 57382


Hope Cemetery
Rural Wessington Springs, SD

Posted by Rose Carson on May 11, 2024
MY sincerest sympathy to you all,. Steve was a great guy and will be missed. Sorry I will be unable to be their in person. God be with you
Posted by Doreen Morton on May 9, 2024
Dear Linda & family,
Steve"s smile said it all ❣️😁 All the great memories growing up with Steve & the girls.
This city girl will never forget that first horse back ride with my cousins❣️ My love & prayers are with you & may God wrap His loving arms around you all❣️
Steve it will be so wonderful to have all our family members there waiting to welcome you! Give my mom a Happy Birthday 🎂 hug from me. RIP cousin Steve
Posted by Keith Ness on May 9, 2024
Was great person and neighbor when I was younger. Thinking of of all of you and this time.
Posted by Donna Steele Korus on May 9, 2024
My sympathy Linda, Believe that I remember you from when you lived in Plankinton. So sorry for your loss..
Posted by Linda Erickson on May 8, 2024
Sending light, peace, blessings, and love to our Thompson family and cousins. The four Erickson siblings have fond memories of growing up and exploring with our four Thompson cousins on their ranch.
Posted by Steve Hasz on May 8, 2024
Steve was a great neighbor to my parents for a number of years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends.
Steve & Rita Hasz, Rapid City
Posted by Don Roti on May 8, 2024
Sincere sympathy. Steve was a good guy.
Posted by Tom Riddle on May 8, 2024
Sad to hear my friend has passed thoughts and prayers to Linda and family
Posted by Val & Dawn Luckett &Family on May 7, 2024
Our hearts are so broken. You were a great friend. RIP love you tell everyone hi
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