GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                              Wednesday, March 5, 2003

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Annie A. Torkelson

   BIG SANDY -- Annie (Andrews) Torkelson, 92, a retired bar owner, died of natural causes Sunday at a Big Sandy hospital.

   Her funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Adams Memorial Chapel in Malta, with burial in Malta Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

   Survivors include her brother, Peter J. Zaparynuk of Big Sandy; a sister, Mary Maloney Kinder of Havre; a longtime friend, Lew Savik of Great Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

   Annie was born April 3, 1910, to Henry and Sophia (Siskavich) Andrews in Budapest, Hungary, while her family was making the journey from Austria to Canada. Her family homesteaded in the Caldwell area in northern Phillips County. She attended school in Caldwell and in Dodson.

   Annie married George Torkelson on March 12, 1929. They homesteaded at Horseshoe Lake. They left the ranch to buy a cafe and hotel at Loring, and later bought the Mint Bar in Turner, which they ran for 15 years. They went on to run bars in Saco and Square Butte. Annie and George were a great team and were successful in all of their ventures. They later lived and ranched north of Chinook for 10 years before moving to Fort Shaw. When George became ill, they moved into Great Falls, where George died on June 12, 1969. Annie continued to live on the West Side of Great Falls and enjoyed an active social life until moving to the Big Sandy Medical Center in November of 2000, where she died peacefully.

   Annie will be remembered for her love of people, laughter and jokes. She was a great homemaker and cook, and would insist on fixing every visitor a meal. She loved to work in the garden, but most of all she was a wonderful dancer and a dear friend.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Sophia Andrews; husband, George; infant son, George Jr.; sisters Nina Warren and Ella Hastings; and brothers Mike and John Andrews

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                      Wednesday, March 5, 2003 ===============================================================

ANNIE TORKELSON

   BIG SANDY - Annie A. Torkelson, a retired bar owner, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at the Big Sandy Medical Center of natural causes. She was 92.

   A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Adams Memorial Chapel in Malta. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery.

   Annie was born April 3, 1910, to Henry and Sophia (Siskavich) Andrews in Budapest, Hungary, while her family was making the journey from Austria to Canada. Her family homesteaded in the Caldwell area in northern Phillips County. She attended school in Caldwell and in Dodson.

   Annie married George Torkelson on March 12, 1929. They homesteaded at Horseshoe Lake. They left the ranch to buy a cafι and hotel at Loring, and later bought the Mint Bar in Turner, which they ran for 15 years. They went on to run bars in Saco and Square Butte.

   They later lived and ranched north of Chinook for 10 years before moving to Fort Shaw. When George became ill, they moved to Great Falls, where George died on June 12, 1969.

   Annie continued to live on the west side of Great Falls and enjoyed an active social life until moving to the Big Sandy Medical Center in November of 2000, where she died peacefully.

   Annie will be remembered for her love of people, laughter and jokes. She was a great homemaker and cook and would insist on fixing every visitor a meal. She loved to work in the garden, but most of all she was a wonderful dancer and a dear friend.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Sophia Andrews; husband, George; infant son, George Jr.; sisters, Nina Warren and Ella Hastings; and brothers, Mike and John Andrews.

   Survivors include her brother, Peter J. Zaparynuk of Big Sandy; sister, Mary Maloney Kinder of Havre; longtime friend, Lew Savik of Great Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

   Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                                Wednesday, March 5, 2003

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Annie Torkelson

   Annie A. Torkelson, 92, died of natural causes at the Big Sandy Medical Center on Sunday, March 2, 2003. Funeral service will held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, in the Adams Memorial Chapel in Malta followed by Interment in the Malta Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.

   Annie was born on April 3, 1910, to Henry and Sophia (Sis­kavich) Andrews in Budapest, Hungary while her family was making the journey from Austria to Canada. The family home­steaded in the Caldwell area in northern Phillips County and she attended school in Caldwell and Dodson.

   On March 12, 1929, she mar­ried George Torkelson and they homesteaded at Horseshoe Lake. They left the ranch to buy a cafe and hotel in Loring, and later they bought the Mint Bar in Turner, which they ran for 15 years. They went on to run bars in Saco and Square Butte. Annie and George were a great team and were successful in all of their ventures.

   They later lived and ranched north of Chinook for 10 years before moving to Fort Shaw. When_George_became ill they moved to Great Falls, and he passed away on June 12, 1969. Annie continued to live on the west side of Great Falls and en­joyed an active social life until she moved into the Big Sandy Medical Center in November of 2000.

   She will be remembered for her love of people, her laughter and her jokes. She was a great homemaker and cook, and she would insist on fixing every visitor a meal. She loved to work in the garden, but most of all she was a wonderful dancer and a dear friend.

   Survivors include a brother, Peter J. Zaparynuk of Big Sandy; a sister, Mary Maloney Kinder of Havre; long-time friend Lew Savik of Great Falls; plus many nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George; an infant son, George Jr.; two sisters, Nina Warren and Ella Hastings: and two brothers, Mike and John Andrews.

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