Virgil Torgerson

virgil torgerson
Virgil Torgerson, 86, of West Fargo, ND passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Sanford Health surrounded by his family. Virgil was born November 4, 1929 in rural Hickson, ND to Oscar and Clara Torgerson. He graduated from Kindred High School and began farming near Kindred. On June 8, 1958, Virgil married Arlys Jordheim at Walcott Lutheran Church. They lived near Kindred where they farmed together and raised their three children. He was a loving husband and father who always put family first. Virgil was passionate about farming and served on several boards including Kindred Elevator, Red River Valley Sugar Beet Growers Association, and FHA loan board. He also enjoyed time at the lake with family, winters in Texas, and playing a ruthless game of Canasta with anyone who would play. Virgil is survived by his wife, Arlys; his three children, Dale (Trudy) Torgerson, Kindred, ND; Diana Cole, Forest Lake, MN; Dave (Nancy) Torgerson, Kindred, ND; his grandchildren, Jared Cole, Zach Cole, Lindsey (Matt) Kazy-Gary, Alyssa Cole, Dylan Torgerson, Keely Torgerson, Devin Torgerson, and Lex Torgerson; his sisters, Marcelle Buck, Phyllis (Verdell) Jordheim, and Sharon Kotnour. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Clara Torgerson; brothers, Lyle Torgerson and Duane Torgerson; and sister, Orlin Hudson Egge. There will be a funeral service at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will take place at the Kindred Cemetery.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Virgil’s death, Arlys, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Lisa, Terry and the volunteers at Southpointe Bean Cuisine and Gift Shop

  2. We will miss Virgil. We are happy we had that canasta game last week.
    This all seems impossible as Virgil looked so good and was so happy that eve. Much love to you Arlys and to your, wonderful family.
    We will be thinking of you so please feel free to call us anytime.
    Helen & Gerald

  3. So sad to hear of the loss of your dad. My prayers are with you to help you through this tough time!

  4. So sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. I have many fond memories of our families going to the lakes in our campers and to each other’s home to visit and eat delicious food.
    May god bless you all. Carol (Otterson) Dellinger

  5. We were so sorry to hear of Virgil ‘ s death. God bless your family as you gather together to mourn and celebrate a life well lived. Sincerely

  6. Aryls and Family,
    Judy and I are sorry to learn of Virgils death. Sorry we wont be at the funeral but we will have you in our hearts and prayers. May God give you and family peace in your hearts.

  7. I am so sorry to hear about Virgil. Hopefully your wonderful memories of him will give you some comfort. Sending my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Our Condolences to you Mrs. Torgerson and to all your family. May God give you the strength to endure this time of sorrow…

    We will always be so grateful to all of you for employing us and always being such a good employer to us Migrant workers!

  9. My condolences to Arlys, Diana, Dave, and Dale. While you grieve, please bring to your minds all the pleasant memories you have of your husband and father. He was a great man!

  10. Our condolences to the Torgerson family, praying that God strengthen you all. Sorry to hear about Virgil, we have many good memories

  11. My deepest condolences to Virgil’s family. The loss of a loved one causes much pain. God promises you are not alone Psalm 34:18 “Jehovah is close to the broken-hearted”. May God be with you and hold on to those beautiful memories you shared with Virgil.

  12. So sad about Virgil s passing. Miss all those hard and rough days tackling those sugar beets as Virgil was in his tractor cultivating them ahead of us. Our prayers are with you all during these difficult moments and days ahead. Love you all.

  13. Arlys, Dale, Diana, and Dave, As you remember the love and life of your husband and father, I’m hoping the good memories of a life well lived, will bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Virgil and your family!

  14. Our deepest condolences go out to the Torgerson family in this time of sadness. Our prayers and hearts are with all of you in your time of need.

    Klint, Kathy, Miranda & Kolbie

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