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October 1, 1931 – Saturday, March 5, 2011

Service Information
Big Grove Church, Brooten, MN
Friday, March 11, 2011
11:00 AM

Visitation Information

Woodrow J. Torgerson “Woodie”
Born October 1, 1931 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He passed away March 5, 2011 at his home in Backus, MN.

Survived by loving wife Verdienne of 58 years, Children; Steve (Char)Torgerson, Ron (Lori) Torgerson, Dean (Becky) Torgerson, LaRae (Gordy) Nelson, 14 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, Sister Tootie Jackson, mother in-law Edith Berg “Gma Tim” and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by daughter Terry Lynn Torgerson, parents Ordean and Goldie Torgerson, Brother Robert, infant sister Wanda, brother-in-laws Raymond Jackson and Duane Berg, sister-in-law Evelyn, nephews Bobby Torgerson and Randy Jackson.

Woodie was united in marriage to Verdienne (Berg) on June 28, 1952 in Minneapolis, MN. His passions in life were his family, Torgerson Well Company, four-wheeling, fishing and friends. He became a Mason in 1967 and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Rockford, MN for many years. Member of the Zuhrah Shrine and also served in the US Army from 1952-1954.

There will be a visitation held on Thursday March 10, 2011 from 4pm-7pm at the Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN with a Masonic service at 6:30pm.

Funeral will be held at 11:00 am at Big Grove Church in Brooten-Belgrade, MN.

A Special Thank You to the Cass County Sheriff, Backus First Response Team, North Memorial Ambulance Team and Longville Lakes Clinic.

The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael/Albertville is proud to have served the family.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Karl Hohenstein

    Dear Steve and Char,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to you. May the Lord Bless you and give you strength and peace during this time and always in life.

    Love you both, Karl Hohenstein

  2. Tom and Janet Kostick

    We will certainly miss him. Nothing will be quite the same. We have great memories. Especially of Grygla and our great vacations. God Bless.
    Tom and Janet

  3. Joanie Lindseth

    I was so sorry to hear the news about your loss. He will be missed very much and your family will be in my prayers. Be strong! Love Joanie

  4. Cheryl Kampa

    You have my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers. When Woodie came to the clinic, he always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed by all.

  5. Jen Watkins

    I love you!

  6. Colleen Geftos (Greehling)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. May you find comfort in Woody’s memories.
    With Sincere and Deepest Sympathy,
    Colleen (Greehling) & Tony Geftos & family

  7. Paul and Sue Schleif

    We want you to know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember the memories.
    Paul and Sue.


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