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  • Obit: Jack G. Torkelson, Sr.

  • Jack Torkelson, born January 10, 1928, died on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, after a brief illness.


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  • Jack Torkelson, born January 10, 1928, died on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, after a brief illness.

    Torkelson worked for over 60 years as an accountant in Bridgeville. He became Delaware’s 144th Certified Public Accountant on July 20, 1961.  His business continues as Torkelson and Co., CPAs, in its third generation. 

    He was an enthusiastic golfer who enjoyed storytelling, boating, wildlife, Civil War history and following local baseball and football teams.

    He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Gavlick) Torkelson; five children, Mary E. Torkelson and husband Tom Johnson of Seaford, Theresa T. Anstine and husband Robert of Stamford, CT, John G. Torkelson, Jr. and wife Deborah of Laurel, Ralph Christian Torkelson II of Naples, FL and James E. Torkelson and wife Kirsten of Foxboro, MA; three grandchildren, Matthew Ohrstrom, Jacqueline Torkelson and Katie Torkelson.  He also survived by four step-children, Lawrence Kile and wife Marcia of Brookview, Md., Randall Kile and wife Megan Cleary of Seattle, Wa., Brian Kile and wife Mia of Decatur, TX and Timothy Kile of  Fort Worth, TX.  Jack’s memory is treasured by his grandchildren and step-grandchildren who all adored their Pop-Pop Jack.

    A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 26, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held the same day from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company Hall, Bridgeville. 

    Arrangements handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville, DE.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford 19963.

     

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