Hans Torgerson, 81, of Lanesboro

Hans Edward Torgerson, 81, of Lanesboro, died Aug. 15, 2019.

He was born on Sept. 4, 1937, to Alvin and Selma (Tompte) Torgerson. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1955.

In 1959, he married Janel Marie Solberg and they had four children together, Michelle Torgerson of Rusk, Texas, Mike (Raquel) Torgerson of Lanesboro, Lori Gilchrest of Rusk, Texas, and Lisa (Steve) Bronk of Kasson.

He started his career hauling cattle for the Lanesboro Sales Barn, which evolved into hauling sand and eventually into his own aggregate business. In 1981, he moved his company to Texas and in the mid 1980s, he started working for Young Brothers in Mexia, Texas. In 2011, he moved back to Minnesota and continued working in the same business for over five years.

Along with his children, he is survived by siblings, Janis (John) Ruen of Kerens, Texas, and Shirley (Denny) Flanagan of St. Paul; grandchildren Zachary Torgerson, Logan Torgerson, Amanda Gilchrest, Wyatt Gilchrest, Lane Gilchrest, Elizabeth Bronk, Emily Bronk, Aaron Bronk and Ivenson Bronk.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father and brother, Darrell.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro.