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Emmalou "Emmy" Torborg – Obituary

Name: Emmalou "Emmy" Torborg

Age: 78

Born: 08-24-1942

Died: 03-27-2021

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Minnesota

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Minnesota

Funeral Service Live Stream Link: Benedictine Catholic Communities - YouTube (Live stream will begin around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 on the St. Joseph's Catholic Church YouTube Channel.)

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph, for Emmalou "Emmy" Torborg, age 78, of St. Joseph. Emmy passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on March 27, 2021. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, and after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, both at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.  Masks and social distancing will be observed.

Emmy was born on August 24, 1942 in St. Cloud, MN to James and Florence (Schepers) Nahan. She graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud.  Emmy 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 over 45 years. Emmy 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 Emmy'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 Emmy’s 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 of St. Joseph, Keith 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.


Guestbook for Emmalou "Emmy" Torborg

Mary and Jon Lesnick-Schreiner
, Niece
March 31, 2021, 3:42 pm
Our deepest condolences to Herb and family. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
Jean Lesnick
, Niece
March 31, 2021, 1:27 am
My sincere condolences to Herb & family, Betty, Rosie, and my mother, Marge. May your memories fill your hearts with love and know Emmy is now at peace.
Shannon Pusc
March 29, 2021, 11:54 am
So sorry for your loss Emmalou was such a great lady
Ron and Jane Brown
, friend
March 29, 2021, 3:27 am
Emmy and I shared a room at St. Cloud Hospital after we delivered our babies back in Dec. 31, 1975. There was a big snow storm and we and another new Mom celebrated our newborns together as roommates. What a great time we had. What a beautiful lady. Keeping you all in our prayers. Ron and Jane Brown.
John and Cheryl Lovitz
, Nephew
March 29, 2021, 12:34 am
She was a wonderful lady, mother and grandmother. Wishing you all our ❤️
March 28, 2021, 10:00 pm
Condolences to the entire Torborg family! Sending prayers and strength for the days to come.

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