Peggy “Peg” A. Torkelson, age 65, of Merrill, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at her home. She was born to the late Elroy and Gloria (Diels) Block on December 12, 1952 in Merrill. Peggy grew up in Merrill, attending and graduating from Merrill High School with the Class of 1971. She met Carl Torkelson, and the two were united in marriage on April 26, 1980 in Merrill. He survives.
In her younger years, Peggy worked in the fashion industry in New York. Most recently, Peggy had centered her life around her family, they were first and foremost in her life. She also had some close friends that were an important part of her life. Along with her friends, her son, Matt’s friends looked at Peggy as a mother figure, they just adored her. Being on Lake Alexander brought peace and comfort to Peggy. She loved the stunning view from her home, which was like a therapeutic oasis for her. Peggy and her family’s home church has always been Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.
Peggy is survived by her husband: Carl Torkelson of Merrill, son: Matthew Torkelson of Los Angeles, CA, sister: Linda (Curt) Eckes of Sun Prairie and brothers: Jeff (Gwen) Block and Jay (Maria) Block, both of Merrill. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Memorial Service for Peggy will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11am at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Merrill. Pastor Pat Schutz will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 9:30am until the time of the service, also at the church.
Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.