Alice M. Torgeson

Alice M. Torgeson, age 92, of Fargo and formerly of Grafton, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the Sanford Health Center of Fargo. Memorial Services will be held later this spring.

Posted 12/6/18

Alice Margaret Murie was born November 6, 1926, in Langdon, the daughter of the late William J. and Alice (Seeley) Murie. After graduating from Langdon High school she taught school one year at Maida. She attended Valley City State Teacher’s College and in 1947 moved to Grafton to teach. On June 20, 1948, she married Paul A. Torgeson of Grafton. The couple resided in Grafton until 1992 when they moved to Fargo.

Alice is survived by her children: Paul “Pat” (Cynthia Sillers), Fargo; Paulette (Bruce) Burke, Nisswa, Minn.; Kathy (Terry) Brower, Pocatello, ID; Jane Torgeson (Peter Doane), St. Cloud, Minn.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and cousin Della Murie Crockett of Langdon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 61 years, and three brothers: William M., Robert and John Murie.

The family would prefer memorials to the Grafton Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.

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The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton was in charge of arrangements.