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Richard W. Thingvold

Richard W. Thingvold, age 66, of Rockford, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at the Golden Living Care Center in Delano.

He was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Minneapolis, the son of John O. and Selma Ishaug Thingvold.

Richard enjoyed listening to polka music, dancing, and watching wrestling on TV. He also was fond of drinking lots of coffee and eating hot dogs.

He is survived by his loving brothers and sister, Lyle (Shirley) Thingvold of Delano, Shirley (John) Jacobs of Blaine, Daryle (Suzette) Thingvold of Forest Lake, Dennis Thingvold of Buffalo, and Douglas (Carol) Thingvold of Greenfield; brother-in-law Reider Hansen of Sturgeon Lake; 21 nieces and nephews; and a host of grand nieces and grand nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, John O. and Selma Thingvold; a sister, Frances Hansen; a brother, John Thingvold; and sisters-in-law Mary Thingvold and Lois Thingvold.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 17 at noon at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo with Chaplain Celinda Bachara officiating. Interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery.

Casket bearers were David Jacobs, and Michael, Ronald, Jason, Brad, and Larry Thingvold.

The Peterson Chapel-Buffalo served the family.