Lynda Joyce Torgerson, age 67, of Arlington, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington on the evening of Friday, Sept. 27.
A memorial service was held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington at noon Wednesday, Oct. 2. Pastor Deborah Dawson officiated the services.
A time for gathering of family and friends was held from 10:30 a.m. until the service time at the church.
Interment will take place at the Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
Lynda was born in Gaylord on Aug. 3, 1952. She was the first child born to Eli and Virginia (Trebelhorn) Bengson. Lynda was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop on Sept. 7, 1952, and later confirmed in her faith on May 29, 1966. She lived in Winthrop and went to school there until her junior year. She moved to Litchfield with her family in October of 1968 and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1970. She studied to be a Radiology Technician at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. She started dating Paul Torgerson in 1973. They were married at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield on Aug. 21, 1976. They shared 39 years of marriage. Their daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1982 and Katie followed shortly after in 1984.
Lynda was an amazing mother. Many of her daughters’ friends thought of her as a second mother to them. She always had an open door and was there for any of them that needed anything. Lynda always said that she felt blessed with so many friends and relatives whom she loved very much.
She is survived by four daughters, Patrice O’Hanlon of Minneapolis, Jennifer (Jason) Quast of Arlington, Kathryn (Kraig) Husfeldt of Gaylord, and Chrissy Haggenmiller of Arlington; eight grandchildren, Mackenzie and Molly O’Hanlon, Isabelle Kamps and Kiley Quast, Mason and Lucas Husfeldt, and Morgan and Paige Haggenmiller; one great-granddaughter, Avah Larson; one brother, Robert (Tracey) Bengson; one brother-in-law, James (Barbara) Torgerson; many nieces and nephews; two aunts; and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Torgerson; parents, Eli and Virginia Bengson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Gertrude Torgerson; brother- in-law, Larry Torgerson; niece, Stephanie Sipprell; grandparents, aunts and uncles.