Mary Anne Torgrimson

Mary Anne Torgrimson, 87, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. Our loving Savior called her home abruptly but not unexpectedly. She will be remembered as a loving caregiver, loyal friend and the matriarch for our family. She is now at rest and will be missed by many.
Funeral service was 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24th at Peace Lutheran Church in Ashby. Interment was in Mound Grove Cemetery in Evansville.
Visitation was Friday from 5-7 p.m. with Prayers at 6:45 p.m. in Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Ashby and resumed one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday.
Mary Anne was born at home and grew up on farms in the Evansville area. Her education began in District 72 in a one room school house and progressed through graduation from Evansville High School in 1948.
She met and married Lowell Ole Torgrimson in 1949 and lived in Ashby, MN where he ran a bulk fuel oil business. In 1952, they moved to Warba, MN where Lowell drove truck in the open pit iron mines. In 1955, their family moved to St. Paul and in 1961, purchased a home in Coon Rapids, MN. Upon retirement, they moved back to Ashby in 1993.
In 1967, she re-entered the workforce as a health aid at Mercy Hospital in Anoka, MN. She took classes and later became a health professional in the Anoka Hennepin School District and served many families and children over the next 25 years.
Mary Anne is survived by her brother, Larry Greenquist of Fergus Falls; 4 children: Barb Paulson of Denver, Colorado; Steve Torgrimson (Pat) of Lino Lakes; Bob Torgrimson (Kris) of Duluth and Lisa Larson of Hopkins; by her 13 grandchildren, Kristi, Lindsey, Sam, Andy, Amy, Peter (Lindsey), Jens, Jamie, Nels, Jeff (Pam), Emma, Lucy and Annika; 2 great-grandchildren, Owen and Odin; and many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lars and Emma Greenquist; her husband, Lowell; 4 brothers: Conrad, Wallace, Myron (Mary Anne’s twin) and Willian Greenquist, 2 sisters: Leila Texer and Elin Peterson; and 1 grandchild William.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ashby was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at