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Archie Torson

January 23, 2019 GMT

ST. EDWARD — Services for Archie P. Torson, 93, St. Edward, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at St. Edward Catholic Church. The Rev. William L’Heureux will officiate. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in St. Edward.

A rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday before the service at the church. His wishes were to be cremated.

He died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at O’Neill Care Center and Rehabilitation in O’Neill.

Palmer-Santin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Archie Paul Torson was born March 28, 1925, to Vincent and Hedwig (Zelazny) Torson at Cedar Rapids. He attended country school west of Fullerton.

On Sept. 16, 1948, he married Dolores Werts, and they were blessed with two children, Kim and Connie. Archie worked at Behlen Manufacturing Company in Columbus for 32 years. After retirement, his hobbies included mowing lawns, playing cards and gambling.

He was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Connie (Darrell) Van Meter of O’Neill; a son, Kim (Vivian) Torson of Omaha; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Chestyne “Tootie” Davidson of Maxwell.

He was preceded in death by his spouse, Dolores; his parents; a brother, Adam Torson; and his sisters, Frances Torson, Irene Knopik and Viola Loesch.