Dorothy Jean Torson was born December 21st, 1924 in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Arnold and Lilias “Dolly” Powers. She grew up in Oelwein and graduated from Oelwein High School in 1944.
On February 24th, 1946 Dorothy was united in marriage to Sidney “Bill” Torson. They shared 52 loving years together. Dorothy worked at several different places, including Blaines Ice Cream Shop, Sunset, Midlands, White Spot, and Rath Packing Co. She enjoyed dancing with Bill, cooking Sunday dinners, making homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, and donuts. She also enjoyed fishing, playing all sorts of card games and feeding and watching her birds. Above all, she loved her family.
Left to celebrate Dorothy’s life are her children: Larry (Pat) Torson of Oelwein and Joni (Roger) Goedken of Winthrop; her sister Juanita Floden of Mt. Vernon; her grandchildren: Liz Curry of Seattle, WA, Trampas Torson of Oelwein, Joseph (Amber) Goedken of Iowa City, and Terry Goedken of Iowa City.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bill Torson (November 9, 1998); and her brothers: Kenneth Powers and Donald Powers.
Dorothy has a loving and caring heart, she was kind to people and was a care taker for many. She will be greatly missed.
VISITATION: 3-7 PM Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.