Thomas John “Torr” Torrison, 68, died Aug. 25, 2009, at King Manor, Duluth, Minn.
Torr was born in Pelican Rapids, Minn., on Oct. 9, 1940, a son of Orrin T. and Ruth Amundsen Torrison. He graduated from Rugby High School in 1959, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa in 1963, and the University of Minnesota at Duluth in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
He married Sharon Johnson of Duluth in 1964. He served as director of the Art Institute at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He acted in many productions of the Duluth Community Theater, and also served as set designer and builder, director, and sound and light technician. He had bit parts in two movies.
In the early 1980’s, he married Julie Soderberg, of Duluth.
He is survived by his sister, Maren Torrison Aleckson Blatchford, Fargo; a nephew and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by a son, Aaron, from his first marriage; and his parents.
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