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Funeral services for Margaret Torgerson of Morris, Minnesota will be held Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, with Father Todd Schneider serving as Celebrant. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 and a rosary to follow at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Morris.
Margaret Ann Maloney, daughter of John and Ann (Starkey) Maloney, was born June 13, 1929 in Leaf Valley, Minnesota. At the age of three, Margaret’s family moved to Forada, MN and she began her schooling in Alexandria. On June 4, 1947, she was united in marriage to Allen Torgerson in Alexandria. Following their marriage they moved to Morris, where the raised their children. In 1961, she began working at Peterson Clothing, which later became Bon Jos Clothing. For the next 40 years, Margaret was a buyer and manager for the store. Allen died on September 9, 1978. Margaret has continued to live in Morris since that time, moving to West Wind Village in 2014.
Margaret was an active member of Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, where she served on the Ladies Guild. She also served on the Morris Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She enjoyed golfing, bridge, gardening, flowers and quilting. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Margaret died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at West Wind Village in Morris, MN. She was 88 years old.
She is survived by her children: Tom (Diane) Torgerson of Cold Spring and Evonne “Vonnie” (Joe) Tetrault of the Villages, FL; six grandchildren: Joe (Allison) Tetrault III, Adam (Karla) Tetrault, Sara (Shannon) Torgerson, Alyssa (Mike Surma) Tetrault, Kari (Troy) Torgerson and Jeffrey (Heidi) Torgerson; seven great-grandchildren; one sister: Delores Ganje of Alexandria; son-in-law: Daryl Bremer and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter: Lorie Danzeisen Bremer; her parents; brothers: John, Gene and Al Maloney and sisters: Agnes Alexander, Elizabeth Olson, Mary Quast and Marian Maloney.
A special thank you to the staff at West Wind Village, for providing such great care for our mother.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.