Daniel G. Thompson


Daniel G. Thompson, 25, of Glendale, California, formerly of Taylorville, Illinois, passed away at 1:36 p.m. Sunday in Taylorville Township.

He was born Sept. 2, 1989, in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Randy and Gina Berg Thompson.

Danny was a 2008 graduate of Taylorville High School and a 2012 graduate of Bradley University.

He worked as an operator in the albumin manufacturing plant for Baxter Travenol.

In high school, he enjoyed playing the saxophone in jazz band and worked at the Taylorville Cinema for several years. He enjoyed hiking in the mountains outside Glendale and gaming with his friends.

He is survived by his parents, Randy and Gina Thompson of Taylorville; sister, Emily Thompson; fiancé, Jason Cameron of Austin, Texas; brother, Romaric Pelissier of Paris, France; grandparents, Gene and Joan Thompson of Morgantown; aunts and uncles, Kevin and Jeri Thompson of Morgantown, Roger and Therese Thompson of New Albany, Ohio, Kim and Ken Emmons, of Koontz Lake, Jed and Darlene Berg of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Lynne Metz of Knox; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Gene and Virgina Berg.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. (CST) Wednesday at Taylorville (Illinois) Christian Church, 1124 N. Webster St., with Pastor Michael St. Louis officiating. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. (CST) today at the church. Burial will be at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville High School Band, in care of the Taylorville Public Schools Foundation, 512 W. Spresser, Taylorville, IL 62568.

McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville is handling arrangements.

Memories of Danny or condolences to the family may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.