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Mark Spilde Torger


Mark Spilde Torger: September 1, 1934-June 17, 2017. Irving Torger Spilde Jr, born to Irving and Thelma Spilde of Halma, MN, baptized and confirmed at Eidsvold Lutheran Church. He lived and died in Ft Lauderdale, FL, after 26 years residence. He graduated from Karlstad High School in 1952 and moved to San Francisco CA and graduated from Stanford University. Mark worked in public relations with Pan Am Airlines and traveled the globe until his retirement. He and his late artist wife, Eljay, lived in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands and spent years lecturing for cruise ship lines on travel photography and art. He was preceded in death by his son, Grant Torger, and survived by daughter Karin Torger, grandsons Erik and Ray Torger, daughter in law Debra, and sister, Gjennine Spilde. He is greatly missed. Go with God and rest in peace.

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  1. Sharon (Hodne) Gima on August 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Oh what a crush I had on this boy in the high school days! The best part was that it brought his sister Gjennine and I together as best friends and so, I have remained a friend of “Juniors” too. He was a good and kind man with a special bond with his sister brought on by some difficult years when they were both very young. He turned adversity into success by a lot of hard work and was able to do the things he had dreamed of. He and wife Eljay were a team and are now together again. Prayers for all who loved and miss you.

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