Thorbjorn "Tory" Lindland, Walworth, WI (1922 - 2013)
July 14, 1922 - January 1, 2013
Tory Lindland 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 US as an infant, 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 US 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 three 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, WI. 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, serving 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”; daughter, Nancy Mahler (Ron) of Mililani, HI; daughter, Carol Wamsley (Al) of Ft. Worth, TX; daughter, Sue Sorensen (Steve) of Walworth, WI; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at CALVARY COMMUNITY CHURCH in Williams Bay, WI. Friends may visit with the family from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at TOYNTON'S WALWORTH FUNERAL HOME in Walworth, WI, and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the CHURCH. Burial will take place on Tuesday at the Veteran's Cemetery in Union Grove, WI.
Memorials may be sent to TEAM, P.O. Box 969, Wheaton, IL 60187 or Faith Christian School, P.O. Box 1230, Williams Bay, WI 53191.