Pillar of Cresco passes
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:59pm admin
Cresco - J.H. “Jack” Thomson, age 88, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Always sporting a smile and a cheerful hello, Thomson was a leader in Cresco who cared about his community and left his thumb print on many of the projects that were important to the growth of Cresco.
His can-do attitude will be forever remembered in many of the organizations in which he was a part, including Cresco Industrial Develop-ment Corp., of which he was one of the founding members, Cresco Theatre Commission, VFW, Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce and Cresco Country Club. He was also a founding member of the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation, where he served as treasurer.
Some of the younger generation might not know who Jack Thomson was, but they have probably swam in his pool! He pledged to pay for half of the cost of a new indoor pool, making it possible for Cresco Fitness Center and Thomson Pool to open on Dec. 1, 1997.
Thomson was the CEO of CUSB Bank and was the third generation of his family to run the bank. CUSB Bank recently celebrated its 129th birthday on April 1, 2017.
In a letter written last summer as part of Cresco’s 150th Celebration, Jack wrote, “I have been fortunate to be the last of my generation of the Thomsons. I would like to thank my parents and grandparents, who worked so tirelessly to keep this bank prospering. The fourth generation of the Thomsons, my son, Scott and the fifth generation, Scott and Stephanie’s children, Samantha, John and William, continue the tradition and have worked so hard. Our dedicated staff and our loyal customers have molded and shaped CUSB Bank into what it is today. The family philosophy has been, ‘What is good for the communities we serve is good for the bank.’ We feel a deep responsibility towards supporting each community.”
A full obituary can be found on page 12 of this week’s Times Plain Dealer.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco. The funeral will be on Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Parish in Cresco.