PATSY TORGESON

AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

P. Torgeson webphotoPatsy Torgeson, of Ogilvie, died on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora.  She was 86 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, August 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Ogilvie United Methodist Church in Ogilvie.

VISITATION will be on Friday, August 14th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; plus one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.

Patsy Ann (Pat) Torgeson of Mora, MN passed away on Tuesday evening, August 11, 2015, at St. Clare’s Benedictine Living Community of Mora; at the age of 86, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Pat was born in East Peoria, Illinois, on May 6, 1929. Pat was the youngest of seven children. On June 23, 1954, she was united in marriage to Richard (Dick) Torgeson of Minneapolis, MN. Dick and Pat had five children, Rick, Sue, Jim, Dan and Tim. The family lived in Fridley, MN, where they ran the family business, Dick Torgeson Trucking. In the summer of 1975 the family discontinued their trucking business, and relocated to the Bock-Ogilvie area. Pat became very active in the Ogilvie United Methodist Church, where she sang in the church choir, was active in ladies aide, and participated in numerous other church activities. Pat worked for years as a cashier at Henschels’ Grocery Store in Ogilvie, as well as other miscellaneous jobs in the area after Henschels’ closed.

Pat loved spending time with her grandchildren, often filling in when daycare was needed. She was a very patient and loving Grandma, and left her grandchildren with many fond memories.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; son Jim; and siblings.

Pat is survived by her children Rick (Leah) Torgeson of Poinciana, FL, Sue (Rocky) Miller of Ogilvie, MN, Dan (Laurie) Torgeson of Ogilvie, MN, and Tim (Alayne) Torgeson of Mora, MN; grandchildren Josh, Aaron, Kai, Megan, Jared, Marisa, Justin, Tim and Joseph, and great-grandchildren Jasmine, Devon, Angela, Antonia, Marcel, Mason, Colton, Courtney and Beau.

Funeral Service was held on Saturday, August 15th at Ogilvie United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Pesola officiating. Music was provided by Pat Fredrick, Gloria Oleen, Megan & Jared Torgeson. Pallbearers were Rick Torgeson, Dan Torgeson, Tim Torgeson, Kai Matoga, Aaron Torgeson, Josh Torgeson and Jared Torgeson. Interment was at Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.

 

3 guestbook entries for PATSY TORGESON

  1. Anita Hapka Bethel August 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    I wanted you all to know that I am thinking of your Mom and how terribly important she was to me in life. I have thought of her often and the fun I had with all of you at your house. As I sit here in tears, I remember the love and awesome kindnesses she showed to me… a painfully shy and scared little girl who wanted to belong to your family. You probably could tell it because I would come over and not leave until after 10pm – I don’t remember ever being told to go home – LOL! Your Mom would make Corned beef on home made biscuits and if she didn’t ask me to stay for supper, I would ask if I could and she never told me no. I think of her every time I make it for my family. Oh how I loved to be at your house. I remember when she would get ready for the evening, she would take a shower and when she came out of the bathroom she always smelled so heavenly!!! I thought she was so elegant! I told myself that I was going to be just like her and to this day I never go to bed without putting on perfume and thinking of her. She told me once that I was not moody like other girls and she liked that about me. BOY did that make me feel special. There were so many things that she did for me and I treasure her memory then, now and always. I so very much want to be there, but prior commitments get in the way. I will for sure be there in love and spirit for Patsy and her wonderful children! Love you All, Anita

  2. Janet Deal August 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    My best memories of Aunt Pat are the last summer we came up to visit. I had such a good visit with her and wished that we could have lived closer together, and known her better. She was such a nice person. That trip has been on my mind so much this summer; maybe Aunt Pat was remembering it too. I hope so.

    She loved her kids and grandkids and was so proud of all of you.

    With love and sympathy.
    Janet

  3. Antonia October 13, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    I’ll miss you great- grandma. I Love you with all my heart

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