Dale Torgerson, 77, of Mabel

Dale Torgerson

Dale L. Torgerson, 77, of Mabel, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at his home.

He was born near Lenora on Sept. 10, 1941, to Orvin and Myrtle (Davidson) Torgerson.

He attended the Canton High School.

As a young man he started painting and later got into drywall and making signs. He was a painting subcontractor at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa for many years and still enjoyed going to work.

He was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and the Lions Club. He enjoyed old cars, owned several muscle cars, built a pull truck and loved watching his favorite shows on the television and spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; three daughters, Diana (Kevin) Sobolik of Lime Springs, Iowa, Laura (Ron) Bollman of Cresco, Iowa and Bobbie Vickerman (Andy Hillery) of Rushford; grandchildren, Bryant Bollman, Walker Sobolik, Coranda Vickerman (Weston Whalen) and Brode Vickerman and three siblings, Ordell (Rita) of Canton, Pearl (Charles) Holland of Mabel and Michael (Joy) of Fort Collins, Colo.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Llewellyn and Stanley and a sister, Muriel “Tina” McCabe.

Funeral services for him will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Harmony. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery following lunch. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.