Obit: Torkelson, Edith (1882 - 1963)


Surnames: Torkelson, Nelson, Abrahamson

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/13/1963

Torkelson, Edith (18 OCT 1882 - 6 JUN 1963)

Funeral services for Miss Edith Torkelson, 80, of Chicago, who died June 6, 1963, were held Saturday at the Polneszek Funeral Home, Abbotsford, where the body lay in state that morning. The Rev. Douglas P. Oyan of the First Presbyterian Church fo Marshfield officiated at the 2 o'clock services, during which the Misses Dorothy and Muriel Kieser sang "The Lord is My Shepherd" and Abide With Me." Miss Dorothy Kieser was also organist and accompanist.

The pallbearers for the interment, made in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, were Arvid Carlson, Ole Hanson, Peter Hanson, Ed Leichtnam, Louis Mauritz and Maurice Thompson.

Edith Torkelson, the daughter of Anton and Christine Torkelson, was born Oct. 18, 1882 and was raised on a farm in the town of Mayville. She received her education in the Abbotsford Schools. Her father died in 1908 and three years later the farm was sold and she and her mother moved to the village of Abbotsford.

For the past 30 years, Miss Torkelson was employed at the Lutheran Ladies' Home in Chicago, where her death occurred.

Her only survivors are three nieces, the Misses Lena and Edythe Nelson and Miss Agnes Abrahamson, all of Chicago, who came for the funeral.



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