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February 9, 1947 - March 29, 2019

Gloria was born February 9, 1947 in Lanesboro, Minnesota to Gilman and Delone (Rosheim) Fossum.  She attended the Grubtown School and the Mabel High School.  She married Dale Torgerson on April 4, 1964 at Mabel First Lutheran Church. She had worked at Northern Engraving in Spring Grove, and was a Certified Nursing Assistant and Assistant Activities Director at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.  She later worked with Dale painting and making signs.  Dale passed away February 24, 2019. She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and enjoyed arts and crafts, and arranging flowers.

Gloria passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, Iowa,  at the age of 72.

Gloria is survived by three daughters Diana (Kevin) Sobolik of Lime Springs, Iowa, Laura (Ron) Bollman of Cresco, Iowa, and Bobbie Vickerman (Andy Hillery) of Rushford, Minnesota; grandchildren Bryant Bollman, Walker Sobolik, Coranda Vickerman (Weston Whalen) and Brode Vickerman, and three siblings Roger (Beth) Fossum, Steve (Monica Pierce) Fossum, and Lisa O’Bieglo all of Mabel, and nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and brother-in-law Dale O’Bieglo.

 Funeral services will be 10 AM Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Harmony.  Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery following lunch.  Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2019, 4 – 8 PM at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.  

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