Buffalo Center, Iowa Arden D. Torkelson, age 86, of Buffalo Center, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at United Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore, with Rev. Robert Roettger officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery, Rake, Iowa. Visitation time will be one hour before the service at the church.
She was born May 31, 1930, at Minneapolis, the daughter of William and Bobbie (Schultz) Rau. She graduated from Elmore High School in 1948. On May 24, 1953 she married Andre G. Torkelson at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Together they had three sons, Paul, Eric, and Craig.
Arden enjoyed sewing, quilting, teaching Sunday school, working as the church secretary, and looking up the family ancestors in her spare time.
She is survived by her husband, Andre Torkelson of Buffalo Center, Iowa; her sons, Dr. Paul Torkelson of Reno, Nevada, Eric (Suzanne) Torkelson and Craig (Colleen) Torkelson, all of Des Moines, Iowa; brothers, Fred (Marilyn) Rau, of Litchfield, and Dennis Rau, of Tasmania; sister, Carol Anderson, of Rockford, Illinois, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wesley and William Jr.; and sister, Yvonne.
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