Richard Torkelson, Sr.

LAMBERTON – Richard Torkelson, Sr., 88, of Lamberton, died Jan. 8, 2014, at his home.

Service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Lamberton.

Visitation will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

Burial will be at the Lamberton Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Andrew Peterson American Legion Post 41.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton.

Richard ‘Dick’ Hanson Torkelson, Sr. was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Highwater Township, Cottonwood County, to Torkel and Tillie (Hanson) Torkelson.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-52 during the Korean War. He received the Bronze Star.

He is survived by children, Richard Torkelson Jr. of Windom, David Torkelson of Ramsey, Robert Torkelson of Crookston, Marilyn Straumann of Hutchinson, John Torkelson of Goose Creek, SC, Carolyn Torkelson of St. James, Jan Benedict of Lamberton; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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