Name: Bert Otto TORKELSON
Birth: 26 SEP 1910 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
Death: 17 JUN 1926 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
Burial: 21 JUN 1926 Thief River Falls, Minnesota (funeral at St. Pauli Church)
Note: Greenwood Cemetery
Christening: 11 SEP 1910 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
Note: Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Odegaard, Peder Everson, Betsey Torkelson
CONF: 6 SEP 1925 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
Note: confirmed in Norwegian
Change Date: 17 JAN 2008
Obituary in Thief River Falls Times on 24 June 1926: ?Fall Causes Death: Bert Otto Torkelson, son of Ole Torkelson of Smiley township died Thursday of last week, his death being caused by injuries to his back resulting from a twelve-foot fall from a tree the preceding Tuesday, when he was crow-hunting about a mile from his home. Bert was 15 years, 10 months and 20 days old at the time of his death, and had lived all his life on his parent?s farm near Hazel. He is survived by his parents, six sisters: Mrs. Harry [Sophie] Lowe of Frazee; Mrs. Henry [Bessie] Hoffman and Mrs. Virgil [Ruth] Call, St. Paul; Tillie of Sacramento, California; Pauline of Minneapolis; and Thelma, who lives with her parents; and two brothers, Melvin of Grafton and Anton, who also lives with his parents.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:00 o?clock at the home, and at 2:00 o?clock at St. Pauli?s church. Rev. C. M. Grimerud officiating. Interment was made in the Greenwood cemetery. Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lowe and two children; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffman; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Call; Melvin and Pauline Torkelson; Mrs. Hannah [Stene] McPhee of Grand Forks; and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. [Caroline Stene] Odegaard of St. Hilaire.?
Father: Ole TORKELSON b: 3 APR 1866 in Kongsburg, Buskerud, Norway c: 29 APR 1866 in Buskerud, Norway
Mother: Mathea STENE b: 8 JUL 1869 in Gudbrandsdalen, Oppland, Norway c: 22 AUG 1869 in Follebu Church, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway