Kim Michael Thompsen, AKA “Hermie”, age 67, passed away on October 13th, 2022, along with his son, Troy Michael Thompsen, age 39, due to an automobile accident in Idaho caused by a drunk driver.
Kim was born February 28th, 1955, in Ogden, Utah to John Merlin Thompsen and Ila Hansen. He graduated from Roy High School in 1973. He married Peggy Carr and had three amazing children: Nikki, Tawna, and Troy. They later divorced and he married Terri Park, the love of his life, and they have been married for the past 36 years.
Kim “Herm” was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping,playing/watching sports, trap shooting, bull riding in his younger years, and in his later years he became an avid golfer. Glen Eagle Golf Course was his second home, where he had many friends he loved dearly. If you knew Kim, you knew he cared deeply for you and always wanted to lift you up. He was kind to everyone he encountered and always left those he knew feeling better about themselves. He had a great sense of humor, often he was the brunt of his own jokes. He enjoyed traveling to golf courses across the country with the “Glen Eagle Gang” and always talked about what great memories he had of the trips Mike Garrison, Glen Eagle Pro, put together for them. He was very humble and won many golf tournaments, often hurrying to get home to avoid being the center of attention.
Kim loved his family very much. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren, always reassuring them of his love. He loved talking to his sisters and brother on the phone. They had such good conversations which involved much laughter. He was always so happy after talking with them. Vickie, his sister wrote a few statements on Facebook: “He did leave this world a better place. He helped raise three incredible children, he was always cheering on our children and grandchildren in all their sports and activities. He had such a fun personality and I loved talking to him, ending up laughing until I cried." Kim had many high school friends who he stayed connected with whom he loved dearly and enjoyed getting together for some fishing, hunting, or just to talk about life.
Kim “Herm” worked as a lineman at the Power Company for 40 years. He loved his job and was a devoted worker, always worrying about keeping his co-workers safe! He has many beloved friends from the power company who he continued to spend time with after retirement.
Kim is survived by his wife, Terri Park-Thompsen; children, Nikki (Giuliano) Genco (Bari, Italy), Tawna (Charlie) Noble (Meridian, ID), and Shandy Renee Thompsen (Meridian, ID); 4 grandchildren, Ginevra, Greta, Alex and Alina; siblings, Marty Thompsen Jessop (St. George, UT), Vickie (Doug) Tanner (West Jordan, UT), Randy Thompsen (Blackfoot, ID), and Cathy Anderson; step siblings, Shirley (Link) Nelson (Ogden, UT), and Kenneth (Debbie) Hancock (Farr West); and Tucker, his inseparable lap dog.
Kim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pauline Thompsen, and William and Ila Anderson; and brother, David Thompsen.
Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at The Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd. in S. Ogden, Utah.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 28th at the Glen Eagle Golf Course, 3176 W 1700 S, Syracuse, Utah from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West.
The family would like to thank all the Idaho State Troopers for their care and support. Also, the family, friends, and neighbors for their kindness, love, and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to "Thompsen's Memorial" at Idaho Central Credit Union, and will be used to increase awareness and prevention of drunk driving.
Kim rarely posted on Facebook but one of his last posts is how Kim lived his life, it reads: “Life is too short! Grudges are a waste of happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you cannot change. Love deeply and forgive quickly. Life is too short to be unhappy!!”