Orrin B. Torkelson, 93, of Forest City died Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 2 P.M., Friday, October 30, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Rev. Merrill Olson officiating.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. till service time at the church on Friday. Burial will be held in Ellington Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Orrin B. Torkelson memorial fund in care of the family.
Orrin Bernie Torkelson was born October 12, 1922, the son of Osmund and Bessie (Olson) Torkelson in Hardy, Iowa, he was one of thirteen children. Orrin farmed around the Forest City area and also owned a construction business Torkelson Bros. Sand, Gravel and Excavating with his two brothers, John and Art.
Orrin married Marian Hickler from Minneapolis and they married in Farmington, MN on May 28, 1977. Orrin and Marian lived on acreage southeast of Forest City where they lived until they moved to Forest City on September 29, 2011.
Orrin enjoyed playing music, he shared his talents of singing and playing instruments with The Torkelson music group at many church and other venues in the area through the years. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Orrin accepted the Lord as his Savior at 27 years old. Orrin was a witness for his Savior. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Orrin is survived by his faithful and loving wife, Marian of Forest City; sister, Juliane (Charlie) Albertson of Forest City; sisters-in-law, Betty Hickler, Bonnie (John) Torkelson, Linda (Art) Kesler; brother-in-law, Marvin (Darlene) Hanna all of Forest City and many nieces and nephews.
Orrin is preceded in death by his five brothers, six sisters, his parents and grandparents.
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