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Obituary for LaVerne E. Torgerson

LaVerne E Torgerson, 89, of West Salem, passed away November 17, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born Victor and Gertrude Torgerson in Richland Center, Wisconsin on February 21, 1931. LaVerne graduated from Richland Center High School in 1949; and UW-Madison Short Course 1950. He married Delores J. Talledge on June 26, 1952 at Peace United Methodist church (formerly EUB) in Richland Center, WI. LaVerne also served 2 years in the US Marine Corps. He was a dairy and beef farmer, rural letter carrier for 30 years and served on the Wisconsin state board of the Rural Letter Carrier Assn. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion, a volunteer for West Salem First Responders, and was active in multiple churches over the years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. He enjoyed traveling, cruises, and especially enjoyed wintering in Florida over the past 21 years. Some of his favorite pastimes were working around the farm, gardening, doing puzzles, and playing various games, especially euchre. He also enjoyed following the grandkids in their various activities whether local or around the globe. He treasured spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his wife - Delores J Torgerson, son – Kevin Torgerson ( Anita) of Holmen, WI, daughter – Vicki Arndt (David) of Scurry, TX; four grandchildren; Michael and Kevin Arndt, Nicholas and Kirstin Torgerson, and two great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Elizabeth Torgerson of Perkasie, PA and nephew and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Gertrude Torgerson, and a brother Francis Torgerson. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Wednesday November 25, 2020 at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Jostad Chapel, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem. Pastor Scott Skogen will officiate. Burial and graveside services will be at 2 pm in Richland Center Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of services, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the funeral home. LaVerne’s family wishes to thank the many nurses, doctors, and therapists at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center for all their care and support. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Jostad Chapel, West Salem is assisting the family in their time of loss