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Dorothy Torson
December 21, 1924 - July 1, 2012

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.


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Jessi Opitz on July 5, 2012 at 11:17 AM said:

I have many memories of playing cards with Dorothy, Bill and Joni. She was so fun to be around and she made me laugh a lot. She will be greatly missed.
Rick and Sandy Short on July 5, 2012 at 7:52 AM said:

So sorry about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Need anything let us know.
Karla Mills on July 5, 2012 at 6:22 AM said:

Joni,Roger and Family,
Joni I will never forget our Thursday chats and will miss them! Just remember: Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal!
Juanita Heitter on July 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM said:

Sympathies to you, Joni & Larry & families,
Your Mom was my first neighbor and female confidant after my marriage 1960 and our move next door to your home on 5th Ave N.W.
Joni ("Doni") Lori sez Hi; she became your pesky lil' tyke neighbor.Do you remember? Your Mom most generously passed many of your outgrown clothing garments onto her and our 2nd daughter, Kim when she came along.
MOTHERS - - never can they be replaced.May your memories of the Fine one you had comfort you at this time.
Jim and Margaret Elsbernd on July 3, 2012 at 5:50 PM said:

Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mom. We will love her forever in our hearts! What great times we shared with her. Dorothy will always remain everyone's MOM! Your loss is definetly heaven's gain. Much love sent to you and your families.
Frank and Melissa O'Meara on July 3, 2012 at 5:10 AM said:

We are so sorry for your loss. We have lots of great stories/memories that Joe and Amber have told us about Dorothy.

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