Steve W. Torkelson,72, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 9th at Laufersweiler Funeral Home with Pastor Emily Sauer 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.
Steve is survived by his daughter, Jenni (Mike) Szalat; son, Jake (Jon) Torkelson all of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Ryan, Jacob, and Drew Szalat and Alivia Torkelson, siblings and in-laws Lois Christopher of Thor, Pearl Pedersen of Renwick, Mildred Torkelson of Humboldt, Jean Lehman Eagle Grove, Esther (Keith) Presler of Sauk Center, MN, Ruby (Don) Thompson of Jackson, FL, Russ (Loralee) Torkelson of Hackensack, MN, David (Carol) Torkelson of Vincent, and Bruce (Mary) Torkelson of Gilmore City, John (Barb) Davidson of Fort Dodge, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Amy (Warland) Torkelson, wife Paula in 2018, sisters Beverly Bowen, Nina Abrams and Naomi Torkelson, brother Arnold Torkleson, in-laws Dick Christopher, Cecil Pedersen and Mel Lehman.
Steven Wayne Torkelson was born on September 15, 1948 in Fort Dodge. He was raised on a farm near Thor until he was 14. His family then moved to Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1966. On April 29, 1967 he was united in marriage to Paula Davidson. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge. Steve worked in construction until retiring in 2004. He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Steve truly loved his family especially his grandchildren. Steve was a longtime friend of Dr. Bob and Bill W.
Memorials may be left to family discretion.
Prayers with all the family. May the strength of God's love be with your all. God called him home. It does not make it any easier for us on earth who will miss those hugs..kisses..special things he would do. Treasure all those memories. Laugh..cry..scream..dance and sing. He loved his family kids.grandkids. treasure that love and continue to share it with all. GOD give you peace and strength. Vanessa and Steve
“Torkie” provided laughs and dry humor that was a part of him. We shared those during and after my time in the navy. He & Paula were there for me, they were witness when I married Diana. Time was a short span but memories full of joy, friendship and respect. As often happens over time and miles away we drifted, but in my mind and heart they remain with us.
Prayers and comfort to families and our deepest sympathy.
Tom & Diana Booth
My deepest sympathy to the Torreon family, Dave and Carol!! May he rest in leace..
I'm sorry to hear of Steve's death. I remember him as a good kid.
FDHS class of '65
So very sorry to see this! Steve was the nicest man I’ve ever met, such a good friend. I’m really going to miss Steve.😢
So sorry for your loss! Our deepest sympathy.
Bruce and Family - I am so very sorry to learn of Steve's passing. May God strengthen you during this difficult time.
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