Carol J. Torgerson, age 72, of Sunburg, MN, died Thursday, January 12, 2017, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 18th at Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg, with Rev. Ron Knutson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home in Brooten and will continue on Wednesday at Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg, one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Sunburg Free Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Brooten.
Carol Jane Torgerson was born April 10, 1944 at home in the community of Pomme de Terre in Grant County in MN. She was the daughter of Ernest and Elsie (Burns) Logan. She grew up in and attended school in many areas, to include Elbow Lake, Ashby, Hoffman, Lowry, and Glenwood. Carol worked cleaning houses, waitressing, and in the laundry department at various businesses in Minneapolis, Glenwood, Brooten, and Sunburg.
On December 29, 1983, Carol was united in marriage to Roger Torgerson. They enjoyed life on the farm in rural Sunburg, Minnesota, and especially appreciated the wildlife, the rolling hills, and the fact that they could see Lake Johanna Hill from their picture window every day. Carol was a member of Sunburg Free Lutheran Church and enjoyed helping the ladies in the kitchen and at bazaars in the past. Carol enjoyed much of what life had to offer. Her hobbies included gardening, canning, collecting deer and owl ornaments, going to rummage sales, playing bingo, motorcycling (in her younger years), hunting deer (also in her younger years), and playing cards. Carol liked to be around other people, and will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, loyalty, honesty, friendly smile, and positive attitude.
Carol is survived by her husband of 33 years, Roger Torgerson of Sunburg; brothers: Robert (Jean) Logan of Wisconsin Dells, WI, Charles Logan of Morris, John Logan of Clarkfield, Dale (Vickie) Logan of Starbuck, Dean (Ann) Logan of Alexandria, and Lavern Logan of Kissimmee, FL; sisters: Darlene Lillis of Glenwood, Delores Kvitek of Glenwood, Marie Logan of Thief River Falls, and Betty (Doug) Dandurand of Granite Falls; sisters-in-law, Joyce Logan of Lowry and Ginny Logan of Fergus Falls; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Roger and James; brother-in-law, John Lillis; niece, Tammy Kvitek and nephew, David Kvitek.