Dallas Torgrimson, 90, of Evansville, MN, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2023.
He was born to Harry and Gerda (Hanson) Torgrimson on October 25th, 1932 in Eagle Lake Township. His family lived there until he was fourteen when they moved to a farm at Dalton, MN. A year later his parents purchased a farm near Evansville, MN.
He attended country schools, the last one being by Evansville when he graduated from the 8th grade. He stayed home on the farm to work with his Dad. He always loved farming!!
On July 3, 1954, Dallas married Clarice Van Sickle of Evansville, MN. They both were employed in Alexandria living there until 1955, when Dallas was drafted into the Army. After training he was sent to Junction City, Kansas and Clarice joined him there. In September, 1956, he was sent to Baumholder Army Base in Germany. Clarice joined him there in November. They made many precious memories there. In August 1957, Dallas was discharged and they traveled back to Minnesota, USA.
Dallas’s Father was not feeling well so Dallas went back to farming. They lived on a farm close by so he could work full time with his Dad. After his Dad’s passing Dallas and Clarice moved to the home farm and had two children. During these years Clarice worked by his side as she enjoyed farming also. During the time the children were little our widowed mothers helped with the children which was a blessing.
Although busy with farm life, through the years they were able to travel to Alaska, Southwest US, and Texas. A highlight of their travels was a trip back to Germany in 1989. While there, they were able to visit their landlords from the Army days. Precious memories!
An enjoyment of Dallas was to belong to the Antique Tractor Club. His interest was to restore small Farmall tractors.
His son, Wesley, took over the farm at Dallas’ retirement. Dallas loved going over to the home farm every day to help with farming and field work.
Our family attended and was active in Calvary Covenant Church in Evansville.
Dallas was preceded in death by both his parents; brother, Lowell and Mary Anne (Greenquist) Torgrimson; sister-in-law, Diane (Olson) Torgrimson and brother-in-law, Carlton Johnson along with many other relatives.
He is survived by his wife, Clarice; sister, Twyla Johnson, and brother Larry Torgrimson. Also his children, Valerie (Mike) Hanson and Wesley (Jean) Torgrimson; Grandchildren, Melissa (Chad) Swayze, Sharon (Joe) Nyquist, Brittany (Korey) Anderson, Kendra (Dillon) Riemann; Step-grandchildren, Craig (Kodi) Schroeder, and Kimberly (Michael) Medeck; Great Grandchildren, Kayla, Micah, and Benjamin Swayze, Hazel and August Nyquist, and Hannah and Clara Anderson; Great Step-grandchildren, Carter and Sophie Herman, Gracie Geris-Schroeder, and Emily, Kaylee, and Faith Medeck.
Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2022, at Calvary Covenant Church in Evansville, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
Clergy: Pastor Dwaine Frykman
Interment: Mound Grove Cemetery, Evansville, MN