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Torkelson — 50 years

Mary and Bruce Torkelson in 1971.

GILMORE CITY — Bruce and Mary Torkelson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 7.

Cards may be sent to 212 W. Iowa Ave., Gilmore City IA 50541.

Their family includes Jake Torkelson, of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, and Josh and Tina Torkelson, of Pleasant Hill. They have four grandchildren.

Bruce Torkelson and Mary Shimon were married Feb. 7, 1971, at the United Methodist Church in Gilmore City.

He graduated from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and continues painting wildlife art in retirement.

Mary and Bruce Torkelson today.

She retired from Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and shares her musical talents in retirement.

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