Name: Ruth Esther TORKELSON
Birth: 22 OCT 1904 in Smiley Township, Red Lake (now Pennington) County, Minnesota
Death: 9 JUL 1990 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
Burial: Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
Note: Greenwood Cemetery (South)
CONF: 31 AUG 1919 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
Change Date: 17 JAN 2008
1926: She is mentioned in her brother Bert Torkelson?s obituary as being Mrs. Virgil Call
Obituary in Thief River Falls Times on 11 July 1990: ?Ruth E. Stroberg, 85, died July 9 at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls. Funeral services will be held July 13 at 2 pm at the Green Funeral Home chapel with Merton Roley officiating. Special music will be provided by Grace Hammer. Honorary casketbearers will be Mrs. Stroberg?s great nieces and nephews. Active casketbearers will be Lyle Bjorge, David Odette, Oliver ?Skip? Swanson, Craig Torkelson, Wallace Torkelson, and Herb Torstveit. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls. The Green Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 pm Thursday at the Green Funeral Home in Thief River Falls and until the time of the services on Friday.
Ruth Esther Torkelson was born October 22, 1904 in Smiley township, Pennington county, the daughter of Ole and Mathea (Stene) Torkelson. She grew up and attended Washington District #221 School in Pennington county. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Pauli Lutheran church, rural Thief River Falls. On December 6, 1945 she was united in marriage to Fred Stroberg in Thief River Falls and they made their home in Bemidji. Her husband died in 1971 and she continued to live in Bemidji until 1981 when she moved to Thief River Falls. She was a member of the St. Pauli Lutheran Church.
She is survived by one sister, Thelma Torstveit of St. Hilaire; and sister-in-law Helen Olson and brother-in-law Alfred Stroberg, both of Thief River Falls. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; four sisters: Sophia, Bessie, Theda, and Pauline; and three brothers: Melvin, Anton and Bert.?
Father: Ole TORKELSON b: 3 APR 1866 in Kongsburg, Buskerud, Norway c: 29 APR 1866 in Buskerud, Norway
Mother: Mathea STENE b: 8 JUL 1869 in Gudbrandsdalen, Oppland, Norway c: 22 AUG 1869 in Follebu Church, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway
John Gottfried (Fred) STROBERG b: 18 APR 1901 in Thief River Falls, Red Lake (now Pennington) County, Minnesota
6 DEC 1945
in Thief River Falls, Minnesota