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Barbara Torgerson

September 13, 1957 December 1, 2020
Barbara Torgerson
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Barb Torgerson, age 63, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota after a courageous battle with cancer.

Private family services will be held at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minnesota with Pastor Darby Lawrence officiating.  Burial will take place at Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony.

Barbara Jane Torgerson was born on September 13, 1957 to Lyle and Joyce (Vang) Hanlon in Harmony, Minnesota.  She attended school in Harmony and graduated from Harmony High School. 

On October 7, 1977 she married Brad Torgerson at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony.  They were blessed with a son, Travis.  Shortly after their marriage, Barb joined Torgerson’s Paint and Flooring where she was the store manager, “the boss”, for over 30 years. 

Barb was an excellent cook and baker.  She loved anything chocolate and made an amazing pan of brownies.  She established traditions within her family for her homemade pizza on Christmas Eve and fixing a mouthwatering prime rib for Christmas dinner. 

She enjoyed motorcycle trips around the area and long rides in the convertible.  Barb loved to be with her family, which included spending time boating at Lawrence Lake and cruising the water of the Mississippi River. Barb enjoyed fitness and exercise and developed a close relationship with her friends at Fit Express in Harmony. 

Barb and Brad enjoyed several trips together across the United States, including a trip to Spain.  But we can’t forget about her numerous “sisters’ trips” taking her all over the country, and the annual Christmas shopping weekends.  These were times she always looked forward to.

Survivors include, her husband, Brad of 43 years, her son, Travis (Valerie) Torgerson, two grandchildren; Grace and Gunnar, her mother, Joyce Hanlon, siblings; Deb (Greg) Bledsoe, Bonnie (Don Schiele) Hanlon,  Lori (Dean) Shaw, Pat (Steve) Brink, Dawn (Ron) Zimmer, Bill (Diane) Hanlon, Karen (Bryan) Raguse, and Sharon (Chris) Martin, brothers and sisters-in-law; Diane (Lee) Bigalk, Larry (Marge) Torgerson, Dennis (Janell) Torgerson, Michelle (Orson) Guttormson and Karen James and many nieces and nephews.

Barb is preceded in death by her father, Lyle Hanlon, mother and father-in-law; Dorothy and Lester Torgerson and a nephew, LuVerne Torgerson.

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Cemetery Details


Greenfield Final Resting Place

PO Box 538
Harmony, MN 55939

PO Box 538 Harmony 55939 MN
United States

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