Elaine Thompson

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Elaine Kay Thompson, nee Keilitz, 86, of Belleville, IL, born September 8, 1937, in Caro, Michigan, died peacefully Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at St. Paul Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Elaine grew up in the small town of Caro, Michigan and followed her older sister, Margaret, to the Chicago area after high school. She was a hard worker and moved through the ranks to become the longtime payroll manager of the Robert R. Anderson Construction Company, Chicago. She was an avid reader, an excellent cook, a skilled card player and lover of animals. Later in life, after living in Las Vegas and Florida, Elaine moved to Belleville to be closer to family, including the true joys of her life, her great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Mildred, nee Horst, Keilitz; and her three siblings, Gene Keilitz, Onalee Hopper, and Margaret Keilitz.

Surviving are her son, John (Connie) Thompson, and Jill M. Thompson; grandchildren, Samantha (Jason) Pryor, Caitlin (Taylor) Buettner, and Zachary Thompson; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Logan Pryor, and Bridget Buettner; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials in remembrance of Elaine may be made to the donor’s charity of choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

According to Elaine’s wishes, private cremation services will be held.


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