Crandon,  Wabeno

Bill Torgerson Sr.

Bill Torgerson Sr., age 65, of Crandon, passed away August 29th, 2018 at St. Clare Hospital in Weston, WI surrounded by family.
Bill was born in Crandon, WI on February 15th, 1953 to Theodore and Bernadine (Bauknecht) Torgerson. He attended Mole Lake elementary, then Crandon High School where he excelled academically and on the baseball field. It was there he met the love of his life, Mary Bartoszek.
As a young man, Bill raced snowmobiles across Wisconsin and the country. After high school, Bill married Mary, started a family, and built a house just north of Mole Lake. He would call that home for his entire life.
Bill worked in the construction and logging industries for Wolf Construction (Dousman, WI) before coming back up north to work for Ken Mitchell, Flannery Trucking, and, finally, Charles Mihalko & Sons. During this time, he also coached the Mole Lake Warriors little league teams and traveled to each and every sporting event in which his sons participated.
Bill is survived by his wife Mary, four sons Billy (Stacey), Brian (Beverly), Tim (Sarah) and Matt (Nikki), brother Robert, brothers-in-law Joe and Tom (Cheryl), sister-in-law Kathy, and grandchildren: London, Ava, Morgan, Mae, Mason, Estelle, Ali, Lauren, Jase and Leon along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ted and Bernie, sister-in-law Debbie, father- and mother-in-law Joe and Rosemary, and twin granddaughters Lucille and Betty.
Bill enjoyed spending time with his best friend and wife, Mary. They loved traveling to the boys’ houses to visit the kids and grandkids, visiting his sister Kathy Bartoszek in Florida and going to Las Vegas. Bill could often be found outdoors fishing (especially on Lard Lake), hunting, gathering firewood or gardening with any of his children, grandchildren, or great nephew Obi. Occasionally, he could also be found playing a 7-spot keno pattern at nearby gaming establishments – a pastime he shared with his sons anytime they were home.
Above all else, Bill was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his family and everyone who had the pleasure to meet and know him.
The family would like to thank the 2 good Samaritans at the Lake Metonga boat landing, DJ Wilson, Crandon Area Rescue Squad, St. Mary’s Hospital, and the nurses and staff at St Clare’s hospital in Weston, WI.
The family invites anyone who knew Bill to join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 8th at the Nashville Town Hall (corner of Co Hwy B and Hwy 55) from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Online condolences may be left for the family at