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January 7, 1946 - March 23, 2018

Stanley was born January 7, 1946 in Lanesboro, Minnesota to Orvin and Myrtle (Davidson) Torgerson.  He graduated from the Canton High School. From a young age, Torgie was always a high energy person who loved being involved in the automotive industry. Torgie went through life the same way he drove his cars, wide open! From humble beginnings he started a very successful car dealership known as Torgerson Auto sales in Harmony MN. His love of being an entrepreneur led him to take his hobby of truck pulling to the next level. He created American Truck Pullers Association and started to produce the events himself. The early 80’s brought us monster trucks and Torgie's next company. He headed to Arizona and began Torgerson Motorsports/International Promotions which was one of the first and most successful monster truck company's in the world.  His love for classic cars would be the start of his next adventure, International Classic Auctions, producing classic auctions from coast to coast connecting car lovers with their dream cars. 

Torgie's favorite quote "Today is the first day of the rest of your life!"

Stanley passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 from Valley fever while in the hospital for Heart surgery at the Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa at the age of 72.

Torgie is survived by children Roger & Kris Torgerson of Harmony Minnesota, Dean Torgerson of Chandler Arizona, Danny & Debbie Torgerson of Central Point, Oregon, Ann (David) Hanner of Lanesboro, Minnesota, Kristina Torgerson of Los Angeles, California, and Barbara Torgerson of Tempe, Arizona;  grandchildren Kayla Torgerson, Dylan Torgerson, Dayna Torgerson, Bridget Torgerson Mackenzie Torgerson, Skylar Riordan, Austin Torgerson, Ashton Torgerson, Taya Torgerson, Vanna Flett, and Torben Flett; and four siblings Ordell (Rita) of Canton, Dale (Gloria) of Mabel, Pearl (Charles) Holland of Mabel, and Michael (Joy) of Fort Collins, Colorado.   He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Llewellyn, and a sister Muriel “Tina” McCabe.

 Funeral services will be 1 PM Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Henrytown Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be 11 to 1 prior to services at the church. There will be a celebration of life at the Mabel legion at 6pm
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