Thomas Dean Torgerson, 70

Published 7:00 am Saturday, December 21, 2019

Thomas Dean Torgerson, 70, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Dec.18, 2019, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota.

Thomas Dean Torgerson, 70

Tom was born Nov. 16, 1949, in Rochester, Minnesota, to Donald and Doris (Scott) Torgerson. He was confirmed at the First Congregational Church in Austin and went on to graduate from Austin High School. Tom had a passion for his beloved Shorthorn cattle and a great love for his family. He grew up on the family farm and lived there for the majority of his life. There wasn’t an animal that Tom didn’t love and care for. He found great joy in attending cattle shows and sales, which gave him a chance to visit with old friends. His happiest times were whenever his family was gathered together. Holidays surrounded by his great-nephews and great-nieces were his favorite. Tom loved visiting with them and playing whatever games or toys they chose.

Survivors include his brothers, Steven (Kay) Torgerson of Austin, Jeffrey Torgerson of Minnieska, Minnesota, and Tim Torgerson of Nye, Montana; six nieces, Stephanie (Chad) Steele of Plymouth, Minnesota, Abby (John) Wagner of Vermillion, Minnesota, Kanon (Eric) Nordland of Billings, Montana, Merilla Torgerson of Rochester, Kelsey Torgerson of Perham, Minnesota, and Corey (Russ) Hochstaetler of Duluth, Minnesota; and eight great-nephews and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Doris Torgerson.

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Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at