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Daniel “Dan” Torgeson, of Ogilvie, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  He was 59 years old.

PLEASE NOTE: The family REQUESTS that FACE MASKS be worn at the services for Dan. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Ogilvie High School with Pastor Deb Schaffran officiating.

Video of the service

VISITATION will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2oth and again prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 am on Thursday- ALL at the Ogilvie High School.

INURNMENT will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 21st at the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

Daniel “Dan” Lloyd Torgeson was born on January 12, 1962 in Fridley, Minnesota to Richard and Patsy (Hendricks) Torgeson. He passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at the age of 59 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, after a 4 month battle with kidney cancer.

Dan was a 1980 graduate of Ogilvie High School. He loved playing almost any sport, and was on his high school football team. After graduation Dan worked at FingerHut in Mora for 12 years and purchased “Dan Torgeson’s Septic Service” in 1992. In 1993, He also became a school bus driver for Ogilvie District. Dan loved getting to know the kids on his bus routes and cheering them on in their sports competitions. He worked at both jobs until forced to quit because of his health issues.

Dan met his wife, Laurie (Nestrud), at a Fingerhut gathering. They were united in marriage on April 25th, 1987 at Mora United Methodist Church. In 1994 they adopted their daughter, Megan, and in 1998 their son, Jared. Dan very much enjoyed attending Megan and Jared’s school plays and concerts. He was very proud of both of the kids, and their talents and accomplishments! Dan enjoyed playing almost any card game with family and friends, sometimes making up his own rules and games. He also loved camping, fishing, and for several years coached Laurie’s softball team. Dan enjoyed spending time with family and friends, on Wednesday date nights with the once co-ed volleyball team. That same group took winter vacations every two to three years, typically to Caribbean locations. He enjoyed these trips very much, once the airplane landed on solid ground. He loved fiction and fantasy novels and movies, and could often be found on the deck reading with a cat on his lap. He loved being outside, enjoying Minnesota’s seasons. He was a member of the Ogilvie United Methodist church and a beloved member of the Ogilvie community, who was greeted by a friendly face or conversation wherever he went.

Dan was preceded in death by his brother James, father Richard, and mother Patsy (Hendricks), sisters and brothers-in-law, Larry “Rocky” Miller, Eileen Briggs, Ken Ehrhardt, Roger and Judy Christy, Mick Nestrud, Arlen Ellingson, Roger Nestrud, Janyce Nestrud, and Pat Krause.

He is survived by his wife Laurie; daughter Megan (fiancé Brad Bye); son Jared; brothers, Rick (Leah) and Tim (Alayne); sister Sue Miller; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tim Briggs, Sandy Ehrhardt, Peggy (Brian) Mills, Carol Ellingson, Ken (Cindy) Nestrud, Linda Nestrud, Steve (Krys) Nestrud, Diane Krause, Ron (Helen) Nestrud, Linda (Jim) Hosley, Karen (Ray) Lefto; and many other relatives and friends.


31 thoughts on “DAN TORGESON”

  1. We are so sorry for your loss. We all enjoyed visiting with Dan, he will be missed.
    Sincerely, Steinbrecher family

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Dan. I haven’t seen him in at least 40 years. I do remember him truly being a nice guy. Sending prayers to Dan family and friends.

  3. I cant believe you’re gone, you were a very good man! I rode your bus from Kindergarden till I left Ogilvie on 10th grade. You will be dearly missed! Heaven gained a beautiful angel!

  4. He might have ‘drove’ me crazy, but it was a great ride! “Eye on the ball!”
    “Just get in there and drive like you mean it”
    Stop yelling at me Dan, LOL
    REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND! Until we meet again. My Condolences family and friends.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this hard time.
    Dan was a great man and will be greatly missed his life will live on through his family!
    Mary Poff

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Dan had such a caring nature and always put a smile on our face with his witty humor. We will all miss him.
    God’s Peace, DeVito family

  7. So sorry for your loss. Dan was my kids bus driver they loved him. He was a very sweet man. Prayers and hugs.

  8. I enjoyed serving breakfast to him at the Finish Line and for their bus driver’s morning clan (2008-2012). He definitely stood out as one of the great ones!! Super nice guy!! Sorry for your loss!

  9. I am so very sorry for your loss. Dan was always a super nice person. Prayers and love to the family.

  10. Our favorite memories of Dan are of us sitting together during the away Volleyball games when he drove bus for the team. My condolences to the family.

  11. So very sorry for your loss, Dan was a very super nice guy, always helping others and always right there to help you out. He will be greatly missed, prayers and hugs go out to the family.

  12. Laurie, Megan & Jared:
    We are so sorry to hear the news. Dan was such a wonderful, good hearted guy. The kids all loved him, even if he wasn’t the driver of her bus – Heidi had the adventurous opportunity to have him drive the activity bus. He will be missed by all. Hold on to the memories and reminisce often 💞

  13. To all Dan’s family:
    We loved Dan’s sense of humor and the smile on his face! That fact that he always made time for a hello and extra time for seniors and children gave him a special spot in my heart!!! My grandchildren loved him as their bus driver! He will be truly missed. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  14. We are deeply saddened to hear of dan’s passing. He was a great guy. Always so friendly and funny. Definitely one of the good ones taken way to soon. Our hearts go out to you Laurie, Megan and Jared. Sending prayers and hugs. Jammer and connie Rieger

  15. Deepest sympathy to the Torgerson family. I worked with Dan for many years at Fingerhut! Great guy!!

  16. Dear Laurie, Megan and Jared

    We remember all the years of softball, volleyball and Dan coming over to “clean our tank”. We sure had a lot of laughs. Dan will be missed. Rest In Peace dear friend.

  17. Dan was a great guy and a very good man. He was wise and funny and caring. I always enjoyed our conversations and was looking forward to many more. I was shocked to see that he had passed so quickly. My deepest sympathy to the Laurie and the kids.

  18. I went to school in the same grade with Dan till 1978 when I moved away. Shocked to hear he had passed away. Gone too soon. My sincere condolences to his family. It’s been a long time, but I remember him being a really nice guy and funny. May he rest in peace.

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