Mabel T. Torkelson, 90

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    Thief River Falls – Mabel Torkelson, 90, Thief River Falls, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Oakland Park Communities, Thief River Falls.
    Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Terri Cuppett officiating. Burial will follow at St. Pauli Cemetery, rural Thief River Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.
    Mabel Theresa Torkelson was born on November 13, 1927 in Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, to Anfin and Anetta (Lokken) Torkelson. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Pauli Lutheran Church in Rocksbury Township. She attended Washington #221 School near St. Pauli and grew to adulthood in that area.
    Mabel worked at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls for many years.  She worked her entire life taking care of other people. She enjoyed strolling around and taking a walk, watching television, and working on crossword puzzles. She had a quiet, easy going personality.
    Mabel lived her entire life in Thief River Falls with the last few years at Valley Home and most recently at Oakland Park Communities.
    Survivors include her sister, Agnes Hanson; nieces, Dianne Gilbertson and Donna Kukowski; nephew, Donald Hanson; and many other relatives and friends.
    Mabel is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Thorvald Torkelson, Oscar Torkelson, Sophie Helgeland, Ragna Terry, Ludvig Johnson, and Rose in infancy.
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