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Betty Torgerson passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, at Perham Living, at the age of 82. Betty had been a resident of Perham Living for a short time, but quickly became friends with her other housemates and staff and her family appreciates all their kindness.

Betty was born on May 31, 1931, to Berger and Marie (Nygaard) Aasen in rural Underwood, Minn. She graduated from Underwood High School and on Feb. 26, 1952 she and Donald Torgerson were married. Betty was a stay-at-home farm wife and mother to their six children. She took so much pride in their farm and named all her cows. When asked just recently which cow was in the first stanchion in the barn, she gave it minimal thought and came up with the right name. She spent many hours on her riding lawnmower to keep up the beautiful yards at the farm and at their Dead Lake home. When not working, she could be found relaxing at the lake with her infamous Tupperware cup.

Betty is survived by four of her children, Gary (Janelle) Torgerson of Richville, Tom (Kareen) of Oakdale, Steve (Bonnie Lien) of Richville and Barb (Dave Nagel) of Richville; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Fran Sauer of Fergus Falls; one brother, Norman (Mae) Aasen of Underwood; and a host of family and friends that loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; daughter, Linda; son, Keven; grandson, Jared Kawlewski; four brothers, Roy, Orville, Herbert and Morris; and two sisters, Gertrude Fjestad and Della Leitch.

A funeral service was held on Feb. 3 at United Methodist Church in Richville. Schoeneberger Funeral Home - Perham, handled the arrangements. For online condolences, visit