Phyllis Lorraine Torvick, 85, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away peacefully Sunday, February 12, 2017. She was born November 14, 1931 in St. Croix Falls, WI to Gilbert and Minnie (Paulson) Sandeen.
Phyllis was united in marriage to Leonard Torvick on November 16, 1954 in Mason City, IA. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Charles T. Miller Hospital and later United Hospital both in St. Paul, MN. Phyllis enjoyed drawing, knitting, crocheting and volunteering her time at nursing homes to help with arts and crafts.
Survivors include children, Ann Bush (Dan) of Richmond, MO, Jack Torvik (Vivia) of Lee’s Summit, MO; siblings, Goldie Frost, Janet Schmidt, Marilyn Rhoades, Floyd Sandeen, Charles Sandeen, John Sandeen, Ron Sandeen; grandchildren, Hannah, Heather, Sarah, Luke, Shane; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Torvick; parents, Gilbert and Minnie Sandeen; sister, Norma Berggren.
A visitation will be held from 4-5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, in Richfield, MN. Committal service will be held 9:30 a.m., Monday, February 20, 2017 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m., at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. Memories and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.