Esther Torvik

Sept. 16, 1929-July 1, 2017

Esther Torvik, 87, Mon-

ticello, MN formerly of

Minot, went to be with

the Lord, Saturday, July 1,


Esther was born on Sep-

tember 16, 1929 to Willi-

am and Magdalena Sutter

on the farm by Sawyer,


She was united in mar-

riage to Mervin (Bud) Tor-

vik November 22, 1949.

They lived in Minot until

March 2005 when they

moved to Monticello, MN

to be near family.

She is survived by: her

daughter, Debra (John)

Smolenski in Big Lake,

MN and son, Brian (Iris)

Torvik in Idaho Falls, ID;

grandchildren, Lori

(Travis) MacDonald in St

Michael, MN, Mike

Smolenski in Plymouth,

MN, Kara (Jeremiah)

Smith in Idaho Falls, ID

and Joshua Torvik in Bed-

ford, TX;


Kingston & Piper Torvik,

Leila & Knox Smith as

well as many nieces and


Esther was preceded in

death by: her husband,

parents, three sisters and

seven brothers.

Private Family & Rela-

tive Funeral Service: Sa-

turday, July 15, 2017 at

the Thomas Family Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Private Immediate

Family Interment:

Rosehill Memorial Park,

Minot, ND

Visitation: Friday, July

14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m.

until 6:00 p.m. at the Tho-

mas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Those wanting to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories and

condolences are invited to

use the expressions of

sympathy section at