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Dale A. Twingley

August 5, 1948 — July 9, 2023

Bismarck

Dale Twingley, 74, passed away on July 9, 2023.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 14 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck. Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.  

Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.

Dale A. Twingley was born August 5, 1948 in Dickinson, ND, to Alice (Rynning) and Harley Twingley. They made their home in Werner, ND and later moved to Coleharbor where Dale would go to elementary school while his father worked on the construction of the Garrison Dam.

After the family moved to Bismarck, Dale attended school and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1966. He would go on to graduate from Bismarck Junior College in 1968 with an Associate of Arts Degree, Minot State College in 1970 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Art Education and a Masters Degree in Art from the University of North Dakota in 1972.

Dale loved music and performed with a rock band in high school, The Prisms, and a Folk singing group at BJC called the Greenbriar Singers. He loved playing the guitar and with his talented father, built a 12-string guitar, while at BJC, which he played with the Greenbriars.

Dale married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Heskin, in August of 1969. They were blessed with two sons, Jonathan and Benjamin.

Dale spent his career teaching art at Bismarck High School and Century High School. He was an accomplished silk screen printer and also introduced the high schools to clay and pottery. Dale taught for 30 years before retiring. He and Carolyn built a small retirement home in the Ponderosa Riverside Village north of Bismarck off River Road. They never tired of watching the deer, the sunsets and the birds, nor appreciating the quietness of the country and the friendship of neighbors.

Dale's legacy lives on in his two sons who both eventually became artists and teachers themselves. He could not have been more proud!

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Harley and then Alice; as well as his younger sister, Dianne.

He leaves his wife, Carolyn; sons, Jonathan and wife Helen, Benjamin and Katie; nephews, Lucas Koch and Nathan Mastel; and grandson, Mason.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Friday, July 14, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

Family will begin greeting guests an hour before the service.

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