Delbert Marion Torgerson, 81, Lewiston

     Delbert Marion Torgerson, 81, of Lewiston, died Sept. 20, 2011, at his son's home in Cottonwood, with family by his side.
     Delbert was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Elk River to George and Julia Torgerson, where he was raised and went to school. After high school Delbert went to college at Lewiston Normal School and got his teaching degree. His first job teaching was at Bovill, as a teacher and principal. This is where he met his wife, Irene. Shortly after, he was drafted into the Army as a cryptologist.
     After returning from service, he and his wife moved to Bovill and Delbert worked as a foreman for Joslyn Pole Company. Injuries forced Delbert to retire from the forestry industry. During this time, Delbert moved from Bovill to Lewiston and started working for the U.S. government as a meat inspector. He was a meat inspector until his retirement.
     Delbert's favorite activity was communicating with friends and family. He would spend hours upon hours on the phone with the ones he loved. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Delbert's hobbies included listening to jazz and swing music, as well as reading and dancing with his granddaughters.
     Preceding Delbert in death were his son, Lynne Torgerson; Delbert's wife, Irene; his brother, Marvin; and a sister, Eva Mae Una.
     Surviving Delbert are his son and daughter-in-law; his brother and sister-in-law of The Dalles, Ore.; granddaughter, grandson-in-law and great-granddaughter of Lewiston; and a granddaughter of Cottonwood; and several nieces and nephews.
     There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. Interment will follow at Elwood Cemetery on Texas Ridge.
     In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Maranatha Volunteers International 990 Reserve Drive, Suite 100, Roseville, Calif., 95678.
     Those wishing to leave condolences may do so at under web memorials.

The Lewiston Tribune, September 23, 2011, p. 5C
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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