Marshall- Rodney J. Torgerson "Torge", age 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home surrounded by his dogs, King and Queen, on Sunday, December 26, 2021. He was born in Madison on February 3, 1943, the son of Arnold and Evelyn Torgerson.
On August 7, 1962 Rodney married Betty Joan Moungey. Together they enjoyed fishing, hunting, raising their family, NASCAR and midget racing, and coaching girls baseball. They enjoyed participating and sponsoring Fishing Has No Boundaries. Rodney was a founding member of the Madison Bass Club, and the Wednesday Night Tournaments. He was an avid trapper and enjoyed hunting fox and coyote with all of his buddies in Marshall. Rodney helped farm the Zeier farm.
Rodney is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty; three children, James (Jean), John (Kelly) and Jerilline (Jeff); seven grandchildren, Jerry (Patricia), Peter (Brittney), Paul (Amanda), Tyler (Lyndy), Aaron (Jade), Katie (James), Austin (Elizabeth), Jairod, Jonathyn, and Jazleyna; and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jacqueline; two granddaughters, Jade and Anntonyo; and brother, Theodore.
A memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Informed Choice Chapel, 3325 E. Washington Avenue, Madison. Private burial will take place at a later date. A special thank you to dear friends James Cook and Matt Hardy, and to all the farmers who allowed Rodney to hunt over the years.
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I am very sorry to hear of Rod's passing. Not sure if you remember me--I was his DNR contact downtown at the Info Center. I will always remember that first time that you and he came in and I waited on him. After the tough love I gave him, he always came back for more! He was very shocked as I recall. Pretty funny.
Hope you're doing okay.
Sheree Vande Brink"
"Rodney was a special friend who will be missed. I will miss the many many fishing and hunting days we spent together. He was the best fisherman I have ever known. I enjoyed the fishing trips, the hunting adventures, the dinner trips with Rod and Joan, and his ingenuity. Rod could fix anything. Rest in peace my friend."