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Ronald Alvin Torsen

February 13, 1942 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Ronald Torsen Obituary

Ronald Alvin Torsen, 81, of Roseville, Ohio passed away peacefully November 25, 2023, at 6:11 am. Ron was born February 13, 1942, in Ouzinkie, AK to Albert Torsen and Helen Torsen (Larionoff). Spouse, Nancy J Torsen (Callahan). Ron and Nancy were married 12/31/1975 in Anchorage AK. Ron is preceded in death by his wife Nancy; parents, Albert Torsen and Helen Torsen (Larionoff); brothers, Melvin, Peter and Leroy; sisters, Dilly, Virginia, Alberta, Nettie, Marcy and Glenda; daughter, Elizabeth (Libby) Ganance.

He is survived by his siblings, Carol, Donna, Becky, Jordis, Al Jr. and James; sons, Mark Torsen, Brant Torsen (Doris Torsen), Daniel Cox III; daughters, Nita Torsen, Stephanie Cox-Kirk (Mike Clark), and Mary Ganance; grandchildren, Stephen Kirk, Zachary Kirk, Daneen Cox, Evan Stevens, Elizabeth Ward Mulay (Tyler Mulay), Breeanna Torsen and Michael Ward Jr; great grandchildren, Romello and Luminara Ward Mulay. 

Ronald was a lifelong Merchant Mariner and lover of the ocean. He obtained his first Captain's license by the Coast Guard of Alaska in 1962. Ron was a commercial fisherman, ship captain, mechanic and jack of all trades. His unique intuition of the land, ocean, sky and wildlife made him an unstoppable force throughout his life. He lived a full life with a range of adventures that most can only dream about. He was often the quietest person in the room yet could say more in a few words than most could in a paragraph. He was an artist of carving and woodworking. His love and compassion for his family and passion for the Lord will remain in our hearts and lives. Ronnie, Dad, Daddy, Hop, Grandpa, Bampa, Brother, Uncle and Cousin, he will be fondly missed and remembered.

There will be a private family gathering to celebrate Ron's life. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to recover the costs for his care by contacting Nita. Cremation has been chosen. BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.

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