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In Memory of Peggy Thompson


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday January 4, 2022
First Congregational UCC
110 N. Third Street
River Falls WI, 54022

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday January 4, 2022
First Congregational UCC
110 N. Third Street
River Falls WI, 54022

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Peggy Jane Thompson, age 75 of River Falls, Wisconsin passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on December 21, 2021 at the Comforts of Home in River Falls.  Peggy was born on January 7, 1946 in Frederic Wisconsin to William and Irene Matz.  She attended and graduated from Frederic High School.  After graduation, Peggy moved to Minneapolis and worked at the First National Bank of Minneapolis.  She married Albert Woods in September of 1964.  They were blessed with their daughter, Samantha, in April of 1968.  Peggy later married Wayne Thompson in June of 1973 and became a stepmother to four children, Bryan, Craig, Tracy and Karri.  Peggy and Wayne enjoyed many years together going to their lake home and traveling until Wayne’s death in 2012.  Peggy retired from the First National Bank of River Falls in August 2014.  After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering and assisting at her daughter’s cake shop when needed.  She also loved to play cards, read, attend bible study at her church and bake cookies and lemon bars for her family.  Spending time with friends and family was such a blessing to her.

Peggy will remain in the hearts of her children, Bryan (Michele) Thompson, Craig (Julie) Thompson, Tracy (Chad) Larson, Karri (Keith) Van Dell and Samantha (Michael) Cain.  Grandchildren, Jeremy Thompson, Zachary (Sarah) Toland, Kyle (Michaela) Thompson, Kevin (Brittany) Thompson, Bailey (David) Toland Dressler, Heidi (Mason) Wilhelmy, Katie Thompson, Miranda Van Dell, Emma Van Dell, Gabrielle Van Dell and Lexi Larson.  Great Grandchildren, Darla Thompson, Clara Thompson, Linden Thompson, Murphy Wilhelmy, Jack Toland and Zoey Para.  Siblings, Carol (Ken) Nelson, Judy Hagert, Richard Matz, Faye (Bob) Tietz, Michael (Mary) Matz, sister in-law Sonja Rutcosky and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents William and Irene Matz, beloved husband Wayne Thompson, grandson Joshua Thompson, brother and sister in-law Gary and Carol Matz and brother in-law John Hagert.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the River Falls First Congregational United Church of Christ. Click here to live-stream. Visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will be private at a later date.  Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family.

Funeral and cremation services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of River Falls, www.oconnellfuneralservices.com, 715-425-5644

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  • Rest in peace, Peggy. Such a nice and fun person. I enjoyed knowing and visiting with you over the years. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I was so sorry to hear of Peggy losing her battle with cancer. She was a joy to work with & such a beautiful lady with a heart of gold! I’m grateful for knowing her! RIP Peggy 🙏

  • So sorry for the loss of Peg! She was a good person with a great sense of humor and lots of love to share.
    Prayers for the family to hold on to all their memories and love❤ Peace

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Peggy’s death. She was such a lovely lady. I last visited her at Thanksgiving and she had a great attitude. I will miss her.