February 10, 1941 – Friday, September 19, 2008
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover
Ellen Marie Torkelson, age 67, of Princeton, Minnesota and formerly of Willmar died Friday, September 19, 2008 at The Fairview- Northland Hospital in Princeton.
She was born on February 10, 1941 in Hawick, Minnesota the daughter of Leonard & Barbara Tjernagel Anderson.
Ellen enjoyed her grandchildren, puzzles, crafts, baking and she also loved to garden.
Survived by her three loving daughters: Joyce Althoff of St. Michael, Kimberly (Todd) Trustheim of Brooten and Lois Torkelson of Buffalo; four grandchildren: Brett Althoff, Shaye Althoff, Austin Trustheim and Ashley Trustheim; sisters & brothers: Bernice Metcalf of Brooklyn Park, Alice Christenson of New London,
Lars (Walda) Anderson of Belgrade, Robert (Helen) Anderson of New London and Rudy (Inez) Anderson of Brooklyn Park; three sisters-in-law: Karen Anderson of Pennock, Annie Anderson of Belgrade and Carrie Gravely of New London; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters, two infant grandsons and by a son-in-law: Joel L. Althoff on September 27, 1998.
Funeral services for Ellen Torkelson will be held on Monday, September 22nd at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover. Pastor Gorden Estenson will officiate. Interment follows at Nordland Lutheran Cemetery in Paynesville at 5:00 P.M.
A visitation will be held on Monday, September 22nd one hour prior to services at the church.
Honorary Casket Bearers are grandchildren: Brett Althoff, Shaye Althoff, Austin Trustheim and Ashley Trustheim.