Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Jean Torgerson, 79, of Sidney, died in the Country House in Dickinson, N.D., on March 23, 2013.
Monica Jeanne Scott was born on May 31, 1933, although we celebrated her birthday on June 1. Her amazing qualities stem directly from her humble beginning. She was raised by her grandparents, Harry Dale Scott and Grace (Smithwick) Scott. She grew up in the Fort Buford area and later attended school in Bainville.
She married her high school sweetheart, Ronald K. Torgerson, on Jan. 14, 1952; they had 61 years together. They lived in several eastern Montana towns, but eventually settled in Sidney.
She instilled in her children numerous Biblical principles from which they realized the foundation of her wisdom later in life as each accepted Christ as their Savior. She valued family and friends. She loved cooking, baking, company and reading. Her nickname during holidays was “food pusher.”
She was close with her three sisters-in-law, Laurel (Gary) Torgerson, Margie (Norman) Torgerson and Audrey (Bob) Torgerson. They were often found pulling pranks or jokes on the four Torgerson brothers and they laughed often.
She has three sisters, Dianna Briske, Carole Arpin and Denise Romo; and a brother, Doug Sala. She treasured her bake days and jelly-making times with her sisters Dianna and Denise.
She enjoyed traveling and took many trips with her sisters. Ron and Jean had delightful times with their travel buddies Paula and Butch Warren. She also traveled around Europe with her daughter Tammy and Australia with daughter Sandy. She enjoyed numerous trips with her children and husband.
She loved babies, particularly her 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, but she had lots of room in her heart for all of her nieces, nephews and grandchildren’s friends.
She is survived by her husband, Ron; children, Rod, Sandy Picken, Gordon and Tammy Galipeau; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and four siblings.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, at the Lutheran Brethren Church in Sidney. Interment was in the Bainville Cemetery in Bainville.