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Peggy A. (Heminger) Thompson

“Cante waste win”
(Good Hearted Woman)

November 22, 1951- April 24, 2020

Peggy Ann (Heminger) Thompson, was born in Sisseton, South Dakota on November 22, 1951 to Leroy Heminger and Elsie Feather. Peggy did not know or see her mother since she had journeyed to the spirit world when Peggy was at a young age. Her adolescent years were spent at the Tekawitha Childrens home, until her grade school years and then she attended the Wahpeton Indian School, and later attended the Flandreau Indian School.

As a young lady she had a difficult life, but pure innovation had led her through life as a person of survival and adjustments to overcome. She was a hard worker and was employed in such places as Schiltz Foods, Public Health Services, Dakota Magic Casino, and several jobs in the Twin Cities.

In the year 1972, Peggy married Gerald Thompson, and through this union five children were born (Winona Thompson, Gerald Thompson, Jr., Trinity Thompson, Jesse Thompson and Sheena Thompson-deceased 1999). In 1970 Peggy gave birth to a son which was then raised by; adoptive parents and therefore had not seen him since birth (50) years. Due to resource capabilities and technology, our family was able to find her son and he surprised her with a visit on his birthday April 4th, 2020 three weeks before her spiritual journey.

“Cante Waste Win” was mostly a quiet person, but If she knew you well, she would always greet you with a smile and reveal her humorous side of her personality. She wasn’t really a public person, but she did like traveling with the “Dakota Kit Fox Society” veterans on their invited trips like the Twins games, Powwows, and functions requiring their attendance. She knew there would be a Casino In the vicinity because that was one of her favorite pass times and fun places to relax. Peggy was always a giving person, If she seen you without something, she would seem to find the right thing and time to give it to you as a gift. She was an avid turtle, trolls, collector along with jewelry trinkets and sorts. Giving gave her a sense of satisfaction and would always make her feel good and happy.

Peggy is survived by her husband: Gerald; sister: Lois Jackson; brothers: Alex “Muchie” Heminger and Francis Heminger Sr. all of Sisseton, SD. children: Winona Thompson, Gerald Thompson, Jr., Trinity Thompson, Jesse (Ashley)Thompson, Derrick Rieb; grandsons: Vance Thompson, Travis Thompson, Tyriek Lafontaine, Taeron Ryan, Joaquin Roberts. Nathaniel Thompson, Taeton Thompson; granddaughters: Sierra Warren, Sheena Warren, Summer Warren, Charisse Thompson, and several great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is helping the family with funeral arrangements.

On-line condolences can be directed to

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kelly Owen

    Sending my heart felt condolences

  2. Arlene "Chipper " White

    My Sincere Condolences to the family of Peggy Thompson.

  3. Lisa Smith

    I’m so sorry to hear of your passing.

  4. Maxine DuMarce

    Sorry for your loss, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Amalika Jackson

    To Peggy’s family; we send our prayers and love. She was a wonderful woman, mother, sister, and relative, and fond memories will always be in our hearts.
    With compassion,
    Steve Jackson Jr and Family

  6. Lorne Lowe

    Sending my prayers to you cuz and the family. Mom and I would like to be there with but this virus is in the way just remember we love you all.

  7. Jake & Myrna Thompson

    We are very sad for the loss of a relative & friend. Our prayers are with the family. Her journey will be a happy one and the reunion with loved ones who have gone on will be joyous. We shall meet again in the Spirit World.
    Love & Prayers for the family of Peggy. She will be missed.

  8. Sam DuMarce Jr

    Condolences, I know this happened a few years ago but hey better late than never. Peggy was a very nice, compassion, giving women. I didn’t know her personally but my mother did and I’m sure she would say the same if not more. But she will be missed.


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