Marvin A. "Torgy" Torgerson

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Marvin A. Torgerson
RACINE – Marvin A. “Torgy” Torgerson, 88, passed away on Sunday evening, April 27, 2014. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 27, 1925, but was a Racine resident for most of his life. On June 12, 1947, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Rose Marie (née: Cournia) Torgerson. Rose preceded him in death on November 22, 2013. Marvin proudly and faithfully served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked at Young Radiator for 37 years, retiring in 1987. For 25 years, he and Rose were “snowbirds” in Mesa, AZ, where he enjoyed playing shuffleboard, biking, and hiking. Marv and Rose were avid campers in parks all over Wisconsin. In addition to sharing “cocktail hour” with Rose, he enjoyed gardening and carpentry. Marvin is survived by his loving children, Corinne Torgerson, Annette (Charlie) Basaldua, and Dave (Jill) Torgerson all of Racine, Morley (Erika) Torgerson of Mesa, Arizona, Maureen (Steve) Foster of Fairview, N. Carolina; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- children; sister, Norma Mjelde of Moorhead, Minnesota; brother, Orlin (Jule Anne) Will of Jamestown, ND; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Louis (Nancy) Cournia of Crookston, Minnesota, Melvin Podevels of Franklin, Art (Gloria) Pretory of Hemet, California; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. In addition to his wife, Rose, Marvin is preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Clarice and Otto Will; in-laws, Louis and Ann (née: Mulvaney) Cournia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Vernon Mjelde, Leroy (Eleanor) Cournia, Del (Lorraine) Cournia, Esther (Bernard) Palubicki, Lauretta (Doc) Welter, Donna (Aubrie) Moran, Margaret Podevels, Betty Pretory, Anna Mae (Jack) Sullivan, and Vonnie (Allen) Hoeft. A celebration of Marvin’s life will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, 11:00am, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Avenue, with Rev. Ricardo Martin officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00am until the time of the service. Entombment with Full Military Honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Caledonia. Memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church have been suggested. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory 4600 County Line Road, Racine, WI 53403 262-552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com

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Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403
(262) 552-9000
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Apr. 30, 2014
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