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Myrle "Peache" Thingelstad

Myrle “Peache” Thingelstad, 83, of Northwood, ND passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 12:00 until the time of the service at the church.

Myrle “Peache” Vangsness was born September 28, 1934 in Aneta, ND to Henry and Luella (Burros) Vangsness. On November 14, 1954, Peache married Wallace Thingelstad. She was a farmer’s wife and homemaker. Peache loved to read, play golf, travel, play cards and spend time with her family. She loved her church family and friends. Peache taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir and was part of the church music group called the Cluckers.

Survivors include her son, Carey Thingelstad, Fishers, IN; daughter, Colleen Thingelstad, Mead, WA; grandsons, Blake Young and Corey Thingelstad; granddaughter, Kelly Thingelstad; sister, Barbara Anderson.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Wallace; and sisters, Jean Moen and Laughaline Halvorson.

Memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley or the Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church General Fund.


Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
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    Northwood, ND 58267

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Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
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    Northwood, ND 58267

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To Peache's family, I was so sad to hear of your mom's passing. She was a breath of fresh air when she blew into Suzie's Mop Shop. She will be missed by many.

Suzie Myron Jun 29 2018 12:00 AM

To let you know that many thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. May God give you strength. Kevin Jacobson

Kevin Jacobson May 18 2018 12:00 AM

Carey & Colleen, I am sorry to hear the news of your dear mother. I have great memories of times we spent together as family friends. I have never enjoyed a job like when your dad hired me to work on the farm. Nor have I ever had a job that fed me a lunch (with dessert) like your mom would fix for us each and every day. God Bless the memory of Peache. Jon

Jon Maristuen May 17 2018 12:00 AM

My sympathies on the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was a second cousin to me.

Norm Vangsness May 17 2018 12:00 AM

Peachy, you were such a lovely lady. You were a great friend and I will miss you. Loved you lots. Connie

Connie Ternes May 17 2018 12:00 AM

Peache was always so kind to us as kids! Even though I moved away I was lucky enough to see her on many return visits. Her laugh will be my fondest memory! May all your fond memories give you peace in all the days ahead. God Bless. With my love ~ Cindy

Cindy (Thingelstad) Abalayan May 17 2018 12:00 AM

Growing up, I remember hearing the name "Peachie", and it thinking it was such a neat name. Finding out later (or remembering, more likely), that Peache was a relative (from both sides of the family - sort of), was just as neat. I don't know that I actually met her, more than a few times, but everyone who knew her, spoke highly of her. I send my sympathies to all who knew her.

Janyne Vangsness May 17 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Peache's passing. She was such a nice lady. Deepest sympathy to your family. Leah

leah knain erickson May 16 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to the family. Peachie was a beautiful person, i could visit with her for hours.

Lydia Almanza May 15 2018 12:00 AM

Peache was very special and will be dearly missed by her family and by those of us who were lucky enough to know her. I have wonderful memories of spending time with her over the years.

Linda Tinderholt May 15 2018 12:00 AM