Meinrad “Meinie” Torborg, 90, Cold Spring
April 3, 1925 - June 17, 2015
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Meinrad “Meinie” Torborg, age 90, who died Wednesday June 17, 2015 at Assumption Nursing Home.
Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Meinie worked as a construction worker who helped build Thule Air Force Base in Greenland and he drove truck for Curtiss Candy Company as a candyman. Meinie then worked for Carley Engineering and Land Surveying for twenty years before starting his own company, Torborg Land Surveying.
He served on the first Wakefield Township Planning Commission, was a charter member of the Chain of Lakes Lake Association which helped form the Sauk River Watershed District and served for ten years on the Board of Managers. He was a Stearns County Commissioner for six years.
Meinie was a member of St. Boniface Parish where he volunteered as an usher and is a past member of the Parish Council. He was also a member of Catholic United Financial, Richmond Order of Foresters, Cold Spring Knights of Columbus, Cold Spring Sportsman Club and the Cold Spring Lions.
He was an avid golfer who helped design several golf courses in the Cold Spring area. Meinie shot the 1st hole in one on the original 9 hole Rich Spring Course. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing cards and cribbage. He played or watched baseball his whole life; pitching several no-hitters as a young man.
Meinie was survived by his wife, Delrose; children, Doug (Brenda), and Debra (Chris) Stenman; sister, Rose Schleper; brother, Robert (Shirley) Torborg; and 5 grandchildren, Derek and Harlie Torborg, Aaron, Rebekka, and Emily Stenman.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Ann Nolan, Aggie Geers, Ray Torborg, Margie Worm, and Edwin Torborg.