Shirley M Torgerson

Died: Tue., Jun. 23, 2015


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 26, 2015
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jun. 26, 2015
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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Shirley M. Torgerson, 85, Mankato, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.  Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.  Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel.  Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

Shirley was born May 11, 1930 to Alfred and Mary “Mamie” (Kline) Danberry on the family farm by Madison Lake.  She attended country school. Her family moved to Mankato when she was 13 and she attended Franklin, Lincoln and Mankato High School.  She worked at Carney Insulation Company for 16 years and for 17 years was employed by Bretts Dept. Store and was a baby sitter and home care provider for many years.  She enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, gardening and her pet cats. She especially enjoyed time spent with her nieces and nephews and their families which were an important part of her life.  She met her husband, Henry at Carney Insulation and they were married in 1954 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  They resided at the home they built on Adams Street, for 60 years.

She is survived by husband, Henry Torgerson; many nieces & nephews; great nieces & nephews; and many friends.  

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucy Oehler; brothers, Lloyd, Wallace and Lavern Danberry; and nephew, Robert Oehler.  

Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Hospice, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, or donor’s choice.

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Sharon Mae Shuck ( Melford and Wanda Karels - daughter)
   Posted Wed June 24, 2015
My Deepest Sympathy and Love to Uncle Henry and extended family.
I have wonderful memories of her beautiful smile and laughter. I will always remember her and her lover for family and her kitties. My last cherished memory was of her singing at Henry and Her 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration. So glad I was able to be there to share in the love that both her and Henry had for each other and their family

Joyce Specht, Niece
   Posted Wed June 24, 2015
Carl and I will always remember her big smile, and Shirley always had a good word for us. I remember as a child, Aunt Shirley's car had a special horn that she had installed. It played 4 notes! We always knew it was Aunt Shirley driving into our yard! The when I was 7 I had the honor of being one of the Flower Girls in their wedding.
WhenCarl and Iwere married and started campng, we knew Aunt Shirley and Uncle Henry did some camping, so we asked them where was the best place to camp. They recomended the Lazy U Campground and resort on Lake Ida in Alexandria, Mn. We fell in love with it as did our two children!
Will miss you and your great heart!

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