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David Torbenson

March 16, 1943 - June 19, 2010


Tuesday, June 22 from 5-8 pm at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo and also one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Wednesday.

Prayer Service:

Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Funeral Service:

Wednesday, June 23 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.


Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home

David Torbenson

March 16, 1943 - June 19, 2010


David T. Torbenson, 67 of Fargo, died Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fargo.

David Thomas Torbenson was born on March 16, 1943 in McMinnville, Oregon to Thomas and Florence (Coons) Torbenson.  He graduated from Plaza High School in Plaza, North Dakota.  Following high school he served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Japan, Thailand, Philippines and Alaska.  He married Elise Johnson on January 27, 1968 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Herman, MN.  They lived in Reno, NV, Bismarck, ND and Fargo.  David graduated from NDSSS in Wahpeton in 1968 with a degree in electrical engineering technology.  He did business machine repair for NCR, Gaffaneys, North Country, Cash Registers, Inc. and S & L Computers.

He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.  He enjoyed coin collecting, fishing and computer games.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

David is survived by his wife, Elise of Fargo; children, Suzette Laura (Brad) Klose of Fargo, Mary Diane (Lucas) Zukaitis of Lakeville, MN; grandchildren, Allison Jade Klose, Taylor Rain Zukaitis, Dillon Jackson Zukaitis and brother, John Torbenson of Beaverton, OR.

The family would like to thank the ICU staff at the Veterans Hospital in Fargo for their care.


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  1. Ron Nachbor says:

    Seattle WACookie:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your friends, from however long ago are thinking of you at this sad time. You are thougt of today.


    Ron Nachbor

  2. Leon Cossette says:

    We send our sympathies.

  3. Chris Reiser says:

    Sandy UtahJohn
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear brother. We want you to know that you have our heartfelt condolences. We know that you loved him very much and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    All your friends at Lube Mgt.

  4. Carmen Dockter says:

    Elise & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working Dave. He was always so sweet and kind. I will miss hearing him say “If you know what I mean”. That was his phrase and I will think of him whenever I hear someone say that. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. Jennifer and Travis Christopher and Family says:

    Hiawatha IASorry for your loss Torbenson family. We will miss seeing Dave at the lake!

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