"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man or woman is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela
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.
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