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Thorbjorn "Tory" Lindland

Died: Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Age: 90
Thorbjorn “Tory” Lindland, Walworth, met his savior face to face on Jan. 1, 2013, at the age of 90.

Pastor Tory, as he was lovingly called, was born in Norway on July 14, 1922. He came to the United States as an infant and was raised in a Christian home in New Jersey and New York, together with his three brothers and one sister.

After graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Army Ski Troops during World War II. He received a citation from King Olav for helping liberate Norway from the Nazis.In 1946 he married his sweetheart, Florence Larsen. They lived in New York where their daughters Nancy, Carol and Sue were born. They were active in the Park Evangelical Free Church. Tory worked in construction with his dad for 15 years.

In 1962, at the age of 40, God led Tory into full time ministry. That began with three years of school at Moody Bible Institute, followed by seven years of pastoring at Salem Evangelical Free Church in Chicago, where they started a Spanish ministry and a Christian school. He began a long relationship with TEAM and served on the board for three decades.

In 1970, Tory was called as associate pastor to the Winnetka Bible Church. He then served as executive director of Timber-Lee Christian Center, a Christian camp in East Troy. Their next move was to the East Coast where Tory served as district superintendent for the Evangelical Free Church of America. In 1982, Tory and Flo accepted the call to the Hershey Free Church in Hershey, Pa., where they served for the next 16 years. For the last 13 years, Tory and Flo have lived in Wisconsin. He served part time as visitation pastor at the Winnetka Bible Church and as chaplain at Inspiration Ministries, a home for physically handicapped adults.Tory is survived by his wife of 66 years, his precious Flo; daughters, Nancy (Ron) Mahler, Mililani, Hawaii, Carol (Al) Wamsley, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Sue (Steve) Sorensen, Walworth; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Toynton’s Walworth Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Burial on Tuesday at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Union Grove. Memorials may be sent to TEAM, P.O. Box 969, Wheaton, IL, 60187, or Faith Christian School, P.O. Box 1230, Williams Bay, 53191.

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