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  • ID: I56
  • _UID: A30330B6DB2C49F996AEF20632560D8F35AD
  • Name: Thelma Florence TORKELSON
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 27 FEB 1913 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Death: 28 JAN 2001 in St. Hilaire, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Burial: 2001 St. Pauli Cemetery, Thief River Falls, MN
  • CONF: 21 AUG 1927 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
  • Note:

    Obituary in Thief River Falls Times on 31 Jan 2001: ?Thelma Torstveit, 87, died Sunday, January 28, 2001 at her home in Rocksbury township of Pennington county. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm today (Wednesday, January 31) at St. Pauli Lutheran church, rural St. Hilaire, with Rev. Terri Cuppett officiating. Faye Auchenpaugh will be the organist. Casketbearers will be Wally Torkelson, Andy Harbott, Craig Torkelson, Jerry Broten, Bruce Mathson and Duane Knott. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls. Visitation was held from 2 to 7 pm on Tuesday, January 30, at Green Funeral Home in Thief River Falls. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to services at the church.

    Thelma Florence Torkelson was born on February 27, 1913 in Thief River Falls, the daughter of Ole and Mathea (Stene) Torkelson. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Pauli Lutheran church and attended Washington Country School. On January 29, 1944, Thelma was united in marriage to Melvin Halvor Torstveit in St. Hilaire. She helped her husband with farming and their dairy operation. She enjoyed gardening, reading, working crossword puzzles, playing the harmonica and especially spending time with family and friends.

    Thelma is survived by a son, Herb (Darlene) Torstveit of St. Hilaire; a daughter, Valarie Torstveit of St. Hilaire, four grandchildren; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her parents; three brothers: Melvyn, Anton and Bert; and five sisters: Sophie, Bessie, Pauline, Theda, and Ruth.?
  • Change Date: 17 JAN 2008



    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

    Marriage 1 Melvin Halvor TORSTVEIT b: 1 FEB 1898 in Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    • Married: 29 JAN 1944 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    • Note: at parsonage in St. Hilaire
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