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Kenneth E. Torrens

August 26, 1931 ~ March 30, 2018 (age 86)


    Kenneth E. Torrens, 86, of Quincy, passed away at 1:32 p.m. Friday (March 30, 2018) in Good Samaritan Home.

    Born August 26, 1931 in Barry, Illinois, Kenneth was the son of  Elmer and Adeline Harrison Torrens.  He married Betty L. Wheelan on June 17, 1956 in Barry, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on April 15, 2008.  He married Naomi Grebner in 2012.

    Kenny was an active member of Union United Methodist Church as a part of the Fidelis Sunday School Class.  He enjoyed camping and gardening.   He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.   

    Mr. Torrens was employed for forty-six years at Gardner Denver retiring in 1995. 

    Survivors include his wife, Naomi Torrens of Peoria, Illinois, daughter, Karen Brockway (Andy) of Lafayette, CO; two grandchildren, Karson Brockway and Kellan Brockway of Lafayette, CO and many loving nieces and nephews.

    Mr. Torrens was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; his son, Kevin Torrens; a brother and sister in law, Robert Neal and Barbara Torrens of San Diego, CA; a brother and sister in law Jack and Dorothy Torrens of Kansas City, MO; two brothers in law, Ralph Wheelan (Jenny) and Bill Wheelan; and a sister in law, Annabell Johnston (Joseph) .

    Cremation arrangements are in the care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

    Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 in Union United Methodist Church with Pastor Carol Stufflebeam officiating.  Private inurnment will be in Parklawn Cemetery in Barry, Illinois.

    Memorial visitation will be Tuesday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at Union United Methodist Church.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union United Methodist Church, Quincy, IL.

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