Emmalou “Emmy” Torborg, 78
Aug. 24, 1942-March 27, 2021
Emmalou “Emmy” Torborg, 78, of St. Joseph, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on March 27.
Her funeral was held March 31, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Burial was in the St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery. The Funeral Mass will also be live-streamed at the Daniel Funeral Home website.
Torborg was born Aug. 24, 1942 in St. Cloud, to James and Florence (Schepers) Nahan. She graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. She married Herb Torborg on April 11, 1969 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Together, they raised their family of seven children on a hobby farm in St. Joseph where they lived for more than 45 years. Torborg worked for DeZurik prior to marriage and after taking some time to raise their children, she returned to work at Sentry Bank and retired in 2011.
Throughout Torborg’s life, she enjoyed reading, cross stitching, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She was a dedicated Minnesota sports fan. Emmy was also an active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Her family will remember her strong faith, her delicious cooking and baking, her courage as she battled cancer in her final years, her dedication to her children and her deep love for her family.
Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Herb; children, Kevin (Chris) of Dubuque, Iowa, Duane (Cheryl) of Woodbury, Bill and Keith, both of St. Joseph, Amy (Luke) Anderson of Eden Prairie, Lisa (Jason) Gilbertson of Monticello, and Ann Spanish of Prior Lake; grandchildren Nick, Ben, Michael, Kayla, Isaac, Patrick, Ryan, Erin, Ellie and Liam; sisters, Betty Warren, Marge (Ollie) Lesnick, and Rosie (Mel) Lovitz; sister-in-law, Sheila Nahan; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jim, Richard, and Tom Nahan; sisters-in-laws, Helen Nahan and Ursie Nahan; brother-in-law, Art Warren; and nieces, Ann Sodahl and Lisa McGuire.
Our thanks to Dr. Alkhatib and the CentraCare Cancer Center team for all their care.