On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Dorothy Torgerson, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother died at the age of 96 at Traditions in Harmony, Minn.
Dorothy Elizabeth Matson was born on November 12, 1922, to Martin and Gena (Larsud) Matson. She was joined in marriage to Lester Torgerson on May 24, 1942, at the Lutheran parsonage in Harmony.
After WWII they made their home in Harmony and together raised a family and a successful business, Torgerson’s Floor Covering. Lester and Dorothy enjoyed traveling to many destinations and spent many days at their cabin with family and friends. She was known for her great cooking and would share her famous sweet rolls with everyone near her. Dorothy was a member of Greenfield Lutheran Church, Miriam circle and president of Greenfield Lutheran Ladies Aid. She was also a member of Eastern Star.
She is survived by three daughters and three sons: Diane (Lee) Bigalk, Larry (Marge), Dennis (Janell), Brad (Barb), Michelle (Orson) Guttormson, and Karen James (fiance Al Scheiller); 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, eight brothers: Garfield, Arnold, Bernard, Victor, Donald, Walter, Martin and Leland Matson; and a grandson, LuVerne Torgerson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church, beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Greenfield Cemetery.