R. Maxine Torgerson - November 18, 2011R. Maxine Torgerson, 91, of Grand Island, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at her home.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jay Vetter officiating. Burial will be in Giltner Cemetery at 1 p.m. Memorials are suggested to family. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Maxine Torgerson was born July 2, 1920 at Aurora, the daughter of Bruce and Frances (Burt) Huffman. Maxine was married to Avery Torgerson in 1940. They had a son, Thomas and three daughters, Julie, Kathryn and Linda. Avery passed away in 1969. She married Max Torgerson in 1970. Max passed away in 1984. Maxine was a volunteer at St. Francis Medical Center for 25 years. She was involved in Beta Sigma Phi, Trinity United Methodist Church, Platt-Duetsche Ladies, Eagles Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, YWCA, TOPS Nebraska, Giltner Birthday Club and several card groups.
Survivors include three daughters and sons in law, Julie and Terry Bell of York, Kathryn and Dave Hosier of Grand Island and Linda and Mike Nielsen of Grand Island, eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Avery and Max and her son, Tommy.
Online condolences may be made at www.apfelfuneralhome.com.