Gayle (Flygstad) Torgerson of Jewell, Iowa, passed away on July 27, 2017, at the Israel Hospice House in Ames. Gayle had been battling ovarian cancer. She was 65 years old.


Gayle was born to parents, Lois and Donald Flygstad on Nov. 28, 1951, in Webster City. She attended Webster City schools and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1970.


Gayle married her high school sweetheart, Lowell Torgerson, in June of 1970. They resided in Ellsworth and Jewell.


Gayle worked at Eastlane Manor nursing home, in Jewell for 10 years. She, also, worked at Bethany Manor in Story City for many years. She returned to school at Iowa Community College receiving an Associate Degree in business. After her degree, Gayle worked CDS in Boone for many years. Gayle enjoyed reading, bowling and attending her grandchildren’s events.


Gayle is survived by her husband of 47 years, Lowell Torgerson; her daughter, Jennifer Torgerson Delegard and her fiancé, Kyle Miller; her son Jayme Torgerson and his wife, Jessica Torgerson; her father Donald Flygstad; her sister Diane Flygstad Delegard; stepsister Carolyn Frette Anderson; stepbrother Don Frette; sister-in-law Geneva Mitchell; brothers-in-law Delbert and Roger Torgerson; five grandchildren, Micheal, David, Samuel, Rebekah and Izzabella; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.


She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Flygstad Aegerter; stepmother, Erma Flygstad, nephew Glenn Mitchell; and sister-in-law, Beulah Torgerson.


Visitation for Gayle will be at Soderstrum’s Funeral Home in Jewell on Friday, Aug. 11, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, at 10 a.m. A lunch will be served following the service.


Burial, by cremation, will also be held after her service at Greenwood Cemetery in Ellsworth.


Please send cards and flowers to Soderstrum Reimers Funeral Home in Jewell.