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In Memory of Beverley Torgerson


Friday January 26th from 3pm to 6pm at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson as well as one hour prior to the service at church

Funeral Services

11AM Saturday January 27th at the United Methodist Church in Hudson

Beverley Torgerson, age 92, of Hudson, died peacefully Friday, January 12th at Christian Community Home in Hudson with family surrounding her. Bev was born on May 3, 1925 in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harley and Eunice (Larkins) Askey. She was raised in New Richmond, where she graduated from high school. Bev furthered her education by attaining her registered nurse license from Hamline University and Asbury Hospital. On August 22, 1947, she was united in marriage to Douglas Torgerson in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She worked as a nurse in Madison, Wisconsin and later near Chicago as a school nurse.

Bev was an accomplished seamstress, creating gowns for prom and Homecoming goers, brides, and their wedding parties throughout the region. She loved to read and participate enthusiastically in water aerobics. She cherished traveling around the country and world with Doug, including visits to their far-flung children.

Bev will remain in the hearts of her husband Doug; children Kathy (Evan) Klingsberg of Philadelphia, Eric (Layne) Torgerson of Kauai, Hawaii, Robin Torgerson of Pine River, Minnesota; grandchildren Erin, Ali, Kendall, Juliette Kay; and her brother Raymond (Marie) Askey of Oklahoma.  She is preceded in death by her eight other siblings.

A memorial service for Bev Torgerson will be 11AM Saturday January 27th at the United Methodist Church in Hudson. Interment will be at a later date at the Calvary Cemetery in Deer Park. Honorary urnbearers will be Ginny Bertelsen, Lorraine McGrew, Amy Fetzner, Sally Friedlander, Beth Polgreen, Carol Watson, and Kathy Anderson. Visitation will be on Friday January 26th from 3pm to 6pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson as well as one hour prior to the service at church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests considering a donation to Grace Place in New Richmond WI or the Hudson United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. 

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    • She had angels in her early life, to boost that inner strength and fierce determination to overcome the time, place, and circumstances of her birth. During summers on the Larkins farm, Grandma L taught her the essential non-school lessons that became building blocks for her strongest values. Donna and a handful of other high school girlfriends included and accepted her. And that guy who sat behind her in junior year history class: he listened to her dreams with an open heart, believed in her, respected her, loved her, and cared for her—her best angel, for 75 years. And after decades of ensuring women looked and FELT their best on important life occasions, she now expertly creates and mends angels’ wings.

    • We shared so many wonderful times together with Bev, Doug, Robin & the Torgerson Family, the most recent being Christmas Day, 2017. A rather riotous Christmas Day and dinner filled with laughter and memorable stories. We are blessed to be embraced as members of Bev’s extended family of extries!! We rejoice in the beauty of her life.

    • I remember Mrs. Torgerson well from my days living in the “Highlands” and being friends with her daughter Kathy. I had the pleasure of seeing Mrs. Torgerson every day when I worked at Highlands School on summers home from college. Mrs. Torgerson was a very sweet, kind, loving person. My thought and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Rest in peace Mrs. Torgerson. You will be missed by many. xo

    • Mr. Torgerson and my Dad both worked for 3M and that’s how we first got to know the family. When they moved into the neighborhood, Mrs. Torgerson was a member of the same woman’s groups my Mom was and they were good friends. The Oldest daughter Kathy and I went to school together through high school. There’s something about being from “THE HIGHLANDS” and being a “Highlands Parent” or “kid”. I Imagine that Mrs Torgerson is sitting at the table with a lot of the Highlands Moms that have gone before and the “Bitch and Stitch Club” is welcoming their newest member! The lady knew how to wear fashion on a salesman’s budget! She was one of a kind!

    • Dear Kathy,

      My thoughts are with you and your family as you mourn the passing of your mother. I think our parents’ generation is leaving us with a wonderful legacy of the importance of family, loving homes, and tradition. Will be keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.

      Nancy Meyer

    • Bev Torgerson was unforgettable — talented and determined. Thinking of you all and remembering the house in the Highlands.

    • Bev was such a wonderful lady. I always enjoying visiting with her about her sewing projects, among other things. She once made a navy crepe sheath dress with a flowing navy chiffon scarf down the back for me to wear as a bridesmaid in my sister-in-law’s wedding – it was beautifully constructed and fit perfectly, and the fittings were so much fun! My sympathies to the whole family.

    • We loved her smile. She befriended me when we first moved to Hudson. Loved her beautiful hats.