Rosalee Louise Oestreich was born on February 16, 1941 in Watertown the daughter of Reno and Helen (Niemann) Oestreich. She was a 1959 graduate of the Watertown High School. On September 7, 1968 she married Thomas Torkelson at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. Tom preceded her in death on July 18, 1986. Rosalee had been employed as a computer data operator at Lindberg Hevi Duty in Watertown. She was also employed in the accounting department at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown. Rosalee was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown. She hosted home Bible study groups for many years. Rosalee had enjoyed bowling.
Rosalee is survived by a son, Rev. Daniel (Jennifer) Torkelson of Dousman; six grandchildren, Matthew, Rebekah, Emily, Nathanael, Bethany and Jonathan Torkelson; one sister, Irmgard (Don) Krueger of Watertown; a brother, Adelbert (Shirley) Oestreich of Sun City, AZ; a brother-in-law, Rev. D. W. Lau of Richfield, MN, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Rosalee was also preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Lucille Lau, Eunice Reals, Ruth Oestreich and Ardell Oestreich; a brother, Robert Oestreich and three brothers in infancy.
Funeral services will be held on Friday February 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. David Groth officiating. Burial will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown are serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.