Paula K. Torkelson, 71, of Fort Dodge, passed away at her home on Monday, September 10, 2018.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Carroll Lang officiating. Burial will follow at St. Olaf Cemetery. A visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
Paula is survived by her husband, Steve Torkelson; daughter, Jenni (Mike) Szalat; son, Jake (Jon) Torkelson all of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Ryan, Jacob, and Drew Szalat and Alivia Torkelson and her brother, John Davidson of Fort Dodge; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Helen (Carroll) Davidson.
Paula Kay Davidson was born June 21, 1947 in Fort Dodge. She was raised and educated in Fort Dodge; graduating from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1965. She then attended beauty school. On April 29, 1967 she was united in marriage to Steve Torkelson. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge. She worked for Beisser's Inc. as the bookkeeper for several years and then later Paula worked for North Central Home Care until retiring in 2013. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Paula truly loved her family especially her grandchildren.
Memorials may be left to family discretion.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss - I worked with Paula's Mom, Helen at Iowa Beef and she was a very dear friend of Helen's - she spoke often of Paula and I did know her back in my days at Iowa Beef - I moved away from Fort Dodge to California in the 1970's but Paula and her mom were two very special friends from back in my days in Fort Dodge - God's Blessings and prayers to Paula's family.
So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Paula as our Girl Scout leader way back in my Duncombe School days.
WHAT A WONDERFUL LADY YOU ARE.YOU HAD A HEART OF GOLD AND KINDNESS MORE THAN ONE CAN SAY.YOU WERE A GREAT CLIENT AT BECKERS. YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BY ALL.REST WELL IN GODS ARMS PAULA.BLESSINGS JONN AT BECKERS
Sorry to hear of Paula's passing, I've known her since South Jr High days, always friendly. Prayers to her family.
So sorry to hear of Paula's passing. She was such a kind and caring person. Prayers to all of her family.
Paula and Steve were our neighbors growing up next door. I will never forget her and the bond they both had with my parents. The get together s in the kitchen, the stories, the laughs, and the fun. Both of us having pear trees and the picking of the pears. But my favorite story was when Jenni was born and my brother Mark, who was about 4 years old, picked flowers for the new baby and took them to Paula. Tulips.....out of her flower garden. Prayers to the family, thank you for all the fond childhood memories and watching both Jenni and Jake grow up. Something I will never forget. Prayers to all the Torkelson family.
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