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Wallace "Wally" Thingelstad

Wallace “Wally” Thingelstad, 91, of Northwood, ND passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00am at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. with a 7:00p.m. prayer service at the Swarstad Chapel in Northwood.

Wally was born March 10, 1923 to Parnell and Alma (Hovland) Thingelstad in Northwood, ND. He grew up in Northwood and attended country school until the 8th grade. After school, Wally joined the United States Army before returning home to farm. On November 14, 1954, Wally married Peache Vangsnes at Sundahl Lutheran Church in Aneta, ND. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and cooking. Wally was a member of the Northwood American Legion, Northwood VFW, Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Northwood Elevator Board.

Survivors include his wife, Peache; children: Carey Thingelstad, Indianapolis, IN, Colleen Thingelstad, Mead, WA; Grandchildren: Blake Young, Corey Thingelstad and Kelly Thingelstad; great-grandson, Gaihj Young; sister, Beverly Halvorson, Anaheim, CA, and brother, Gerald Thingelstad, Poinsettia, FL. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Wally is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Northwood Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 64, Northwood, ND 58267.

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Peache, I am SO sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life and love you shared. God bless you and your family. With love and prayers, Marly

Marly Sotvik Antonoplos Apr 10 2014 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there. I am glad the weather is good. I sure he ordered that. Wally was a special person.

Connie Ternes Apr 10 2014 12:00 AM


Susie & Billy Ternes Apr 9 2014 12:00 AM

Always and Forever in my heart <3 Love, Jane

Jane Thingelstad Apr 9 2014 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Wally's passing. Have many fond memories of time spent with Wally. He was a good friend .

Jerry & Maggie Bergene Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Wally touched many lives, he was a great guy and will be greatly missed but remember he left this world a better place

Jeff & Sue Kittell Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

Peache, Carey, and Colleen, I am so sad to see Wally go. He was such a wonderful person. I really just thought the world of him and have many fond memories of time spent wtih him over the years. We loved visiting you both, Peache, when we were home. I'm so glad Claye and kids got to know him a bit. They had a lot of fun visiting at the farm, eating ice cream bars and driving the golf cart. He was such a good friend to my dad. They had a lot of fun together. The fishing trio of dad, Fred, and now Wally are together, again! Love, Mary, Claye, Solvay, Linnea, and Tor

Mary Pederson Apr 7 2014 12:00 AM