William Edward Torticill

Male 1923 - 1999  (75 years)


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  • Name William Edward Torticill 
    Born 6 Sep 1923  Anthon, Woodbury Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military US Army - WWII 
    Died 15 Jun 1999  Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Onawa City Cemetery, Onawa, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From: Patrick Irish
      obit for Uncle Bill ref #I14373 from Sioux City Journal archives
      William E. Torticill

      ONAWA, Iowa - William Edward Torticill, 75, of Onawa died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NEb.

      Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church, with the Rev. Frank Nemmers officiating. Burial will be in the Onawa Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., at the Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa.

      Mr. Torticill was born on Sept. 6, 1923, at Anthon, Iowa, the son of Leo and Marie (Spiegel) Torticill. The family moved to Salix and then to Blenco, Iowa, where he attended Blencoe High School. He served with the United States Air Force from 1941 to 1945.

      He married Rosalie Irish on Aug. 16, 1945, in Salix. The couple lived in Onawa their entire married life.

      He was employed with the Army Corps of Engineers until his retirement in 1981.

      He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Onawa.

      Survivors include his wife; three sons, Delane and his wife, Darlene, of Onawa, David of Salix, and Dennis and his wife, Kathy of Maxwell, Texas; five daughters, Dianne Writer of Vallejo, Calif., Debora Torticill of Richmond, Calif., Dannette Encloff and her husband, Mark, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Denise and her husband, Steve Struble of Sheldon, Iowa, and Doreen Heisterkamp and her husband, Kevin, of Onawa; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Phillip and his wife, Anne, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Gary and his wife, Marci, of Tempe, Az.; and five sisters, Bette Marley and her husband, Jim of Blencoe, Delores Nutt of Des Moines, Agnes Mann of Kansas City, Mo., Teresa Poulson and her husband, Ed, of Denver, and Mary Hosford of Milwaukee.

      He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Mellissa; his parents; and a brother, Leo Joseph of Dakota City, Neb.

      Memorial has been established with the Queen of Peace Memorial in Sioux City.
    Person ID I14373  irish
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2020 

    Father Leo William Torticill,   b. 28 Aug 1893,   d. 13 Aug 1971  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Regina Marie Spiegel,   b. 12 May 1902,   d. 01 Aug 1983  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F7077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family R. R. Irish 
    Children 
    +1. D. M. Torticill
     2. Deborah L. Torticill,   b. 04 Nov 1950, Onawa, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 2015, Logan, Harrison Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +3. Delane William Torticill,   b. 24 Oct 1951, Onawa, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 2012, Onawa, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +4. D. M. Torticill
    +5. D. S. Torticill
    +6. D. M. Torticill
    +7. D. R. Torticill
    +8. D. E. Torticill
     9. Dawn Melissa Torticill,   b. 26 Sep 1966, Onawa, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1983, Onawa, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Family ID F3870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    William Edward Torticill
    William Edward Torticill

  • Sources 
    1. [S137197] Find-a-grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15043687/william-edward-torticill.