Robert L. Torkelson, 83, of Yakima died Wednesday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Mr. Torkelson was born in Seattle. He worked as a carpenter for many years.

Survivors include five children, Carl Torkelson, Sharron Schmoker, Joe Kelly, Mary Colleen Wilton and Charlotte Gamble; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 in Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Keith and Keith Funeral Home, Yakima.