Marion J. Torhorst

April 3, 1919 - Oct. 31, 2011

Marion J. Torhorst (nee Sugden) of Mukwonago, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at the age of 92.

She was the beloved wife of the late Burnell Torhorst; loving mother of James, Jeffrey and the late Robert Torhorst; and dear sister-in-law of Leila Sugden and Helen Torhorst. She is further survived by other loving relatives and friends.

Marion was born in the town of Mukwonago on April 3, 1919, the loving daughter of Frank and Hazel (nee Cheves) Sugden. She graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1936 and continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a Bachelor of Science in home economics. Marion was a former home economics teacher at North Freedom High School, Adams Friendship High School and McKinley Junior High School in Kenosha. She was the former village treasurer of Mukwonago and also a former member of the LaBelle Chapter #40 O.E.S. in Mukwonago, where she was honored as a 44-year Officer Treasurer Emeritus.

Private inurnment was held at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Mukwonago.

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