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Ellen M. Torkelson

Ellen M. Torkelson

Feb. 10, 1941 - Sept. 19, 2008

PRINCETON -- Ellen Marie Torkelson, 67, of Princeton, formerly of Willmar, died Friday at the Fairview-Northland Hospital in Princeton.

The service will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. Burial will be at 5 p.m. at Nordland Lutheran Cemetery in Paynesville.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Hawick to Leonard and Barbara Tjernagel Anderson.

She is survived by three daughters: Joyce Althoff of St. Michael, Kimberly (and Todd) Trustheim of Brooten and Lois Torkelson of Buffalo; four grandchildren; and siblings: Bernice Metcalf of Brooklyn Park, Alice Christenson of New London, Lars (and Walda) Anderson of Belgrade, Robert (and Helen) Anderson of New London and Rudy (and Inez) Anderson of Brooklyn Park.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law: Joel L. Althoff; two infant grandsons; four brothers; and four sisters.