April 14, 1958-May 16, 2012
WOOD LAKE - Services for Bruce Torke, 54, of rural Wood Lake will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church in Hanley Falls. Burial will be in the East Yellow Medicine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., with a 6 p.m. prayer service, Sunday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the service.
He died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
Bruce Owen was born April 14, 1958, in Clarkfield to Otis and Bernice (Hempel) Torke. He was baptized at the Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church in Hanley Falls and graduated from the Cottonwood High School in 1976.
On Sept. 6, 1980, Bruce was united in marriage to Sandra Stensrud at St Lucas Lutheran Church. He worked for the Swift Hatchery, Victor Fluid Power, Norcraft and was presently employed by Granite Fluid Power in Granite Falls. His love was his family and doing things with them, especially his son Justin. His other enjoyments were weekend getaway's, helping relatives and friends with farming , anything to do with being outdoors including 4-wheeling and snowmobiling and his two cats Tiger and Bubba.
Bruce was a faithful member of the Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy of Wood Lake; son Justin of Wood Lake; his parents Otis and Bernice of Marshall; five siblings, Orlen (and Sande) of Hanley Falls, Orrvin (and LaVonne) of Granite Falls, Larry (and Kathy) of Hanley Falls, Wes (and Ann) of Ruthton and Christy (and Brad) Beebout of Cottonwood; mother-in-law, Ruth Stensrud of Cottonwood; sister-in-law Susan Ackerman of Atwater; brothers-in-law, Steve (and MaryJean) Stensrud of Cottonwood and Stan (and Conni) Stensrud of Marshall; also many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by father-in-law, Vernon Stensrud; brother-in-law, Joe Ackerman; sister-in-law, Sherry Torke; two nephews and a niece along with many aunts and uncles.
Blessed be the memory of Bruce O. Torke.