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Gale Thiessen Obituary
Eugene: The funeral will be held January 16th for Gale Thiessen, who died peacefully at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, January 2, 2019. She was 95.

Gale was born April 27, 1923 in Centralia, Washington to Lawrence and Edith Headley.

After graduating from school she moved to California working as a clerk. There she met Sylvester Thiessen who served in the US Navy during World War II.

She married Sylvester in San Diego on January 9, 1944. They moved to Oregon from California in 1947 and lived in Eugene for a short time before settling in Springfield.

Gale was a "stay at home" mom raising her four children and faithfully supporting her husband.

Gale enjoyed baking, cooking, crafts and loving her family. She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Eugene where she was involved in many activities including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

Survivors include her four children: Dana of Baden, Ontario; Duane of Springfield, Oregon; Cindy of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Mina of Winkler, Manitoba as well, she was also blessed with 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held January 16th from 9:30 am to 10:45 am at Springfield Memorial Funeral Home with an 11am service in the chapel. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Eugene Alliance Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Funeral Home. Please access the obituary on our website and you are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Jan. 13, 2019
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