AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
David Thingelstad, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 72 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Donald Polege officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
PRIVATE INURNMENT will be held at a later date in the South Cemetery in Northwood, North Dakota.
David Lee Thingelstad died March 19, 2016 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital from complications of a longterm illness. David was 72 years old and was born on October 26, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri to Carol Thingelstad.
David lived in Riviera Beach, Florida until he was ten years old. He then moved to Northwood, North Dakota and attended school there, graduating from high school in 1962. In 1963 David married DiAnna Brorby in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. They moved to St. Paul in 1964 and lived in the area for the next 42 years until retiring to their dream home on Knife Lake in Mora, Minnesota.
In 1966 David began his carpenter apprenticeship attending trade school and on the job training. He became a union journeyman in 1970 and would have received his 50 year pin in July of this year. David worked for numerous contractors and helped build many landmarks in the Twin Cities area. Prior to his retirement, in 2002, David worked for the Minneapolis School District for 10 years. He was also a trustee at his union Local 851, on the Supervising Committee of the Carpenters Credit Union, trustee at Messiah Lutheran and Zion Lutheran Churches, board member of the Knife Lake Sportsmen’s Club and Vice President of the Knife Lake Improvement District.
David’s biggest hobby was spending time with family and collecting stories, pens, and hats! He loved taking family and friends around Knife Lake on his pontoon, and was always happy to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He enjoyed his Tuesday work crew at church (the GMRTs).
Dave was preceded in death by his mother and son, David Jr. He is survived by his wife DiAnna; son Scott (Missy) of Portland, Oregon; daughter Kristen (Robert) Ritchie of Shoreview, Minnesota; grandchildren Ashley and Ryan and numerous relatives and friends.