Honorable George A. Thompson

Honorable George A. Thompson

January 17, 1937 – January 25, 2021

Age 84

George was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and moved to Bellevue, Nebraska, in 1946. He attended Bellevue schools and went on to Creighton University undergrad and school of law, graduating in 1961. He served as a J.A.G. in the U.S. Navy in the Philippines and Newport, Rhode Island. Thereafter, George practiced law until being appointed as a District Court Judge in 1983. He retired after 23 years. George led a life of volunteerism serving for 25 years with the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry and Crossroads Connections. He was an active member of Kiwanis for 40 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue serving as a deacon, elder, and on the Session. He also served on the Bellevue City Council with his father, Russell Thompson.

George is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sylvia; daughters Amy (Mike Gillaspie), Jennifer (Vincent Icenogle), and Carolyn (Mark Vaughan); son George (Mary Jo McKernan); 9 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother John Thompson of Arizona. He is preceded in death by parents Russell and Harriet Thompson, and sister Beverly Mace May.

His love of family was celebrated in times spent fishing, playing card games, gardening, golfing, and cheering on his Nebraska Huskers, Creighton Blue Jays, and Minnesota Vikings. George was a man of deep faith. He lived by one of his favorite scriptures, Micah 6:8. “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Private burial. Celebration of life at a later date.

Memorials can be made in his name to: First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue; St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Bellevue; Society of St. Columban; or Good News Jail and Prison Ministry.


  • Pam Weiner Posted February 13, 2021 5:19 pm

    So sorry to learn of Mr. Thompson’s passing. I have many fond memories of the Weiner/Thompson get togethers when the kids were all young. I have photos of my parents, the Thompsons, and the Kelloggs as the adults hung out together for years, at Mahoney State Park for example. Judge Thompson married me in 1994. Sending condolences and hugs to Sylvia and Amy, Jennifer, Carolyn and Georgie (as we called him years ago).

  • The American Legion Posted February 16, 2021 4:30 pm

    On behalf of The American Legion, we send our sympathy for the loss of Judge Thompson. His service for America is sincerely honored and appreciated. . .”Gone But Not Forgotten.”

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