Delane William Torticill

Male 1951 - 2012  (60 years)


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  • Name Delane William Torticill 
    Born 24 Oct 1951  Onawa, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Obituary Delane W. Torticill, 60, of Onawa passed away August 22, 2012 at his residence following a courageous battle with throat cancer.

    Delane William was born October 14, 1951 in Onawa, the son of William Edward and Rosalie Ruth (Irish) Torticill. He was baptized in St. John's Catholic Church in Onawa. He graduated from West Monona High School.
    Delane enlisted in the United States Army in 1970, and served in the Vietnam War for thirteen months. He saw much combat, and was captured in Laos. During this time, he received the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Expert in Rifle Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1972.
    Delane and Frankie Raymond were united in marriage on December 31, 1975 in Onawa. They were together until her death on October 5, 2004.
    Upon returning to this area, he attended Western Iowa Tech Community College where he received an auto body degree. He then worked in sales for MTA, a truck driving school, and for Service One Sales selling appliance warranties. After a number of years, he became a self-employed man by owning a trailer court and storage units in Onawa and by farming his forty-four acres of land.
    Delane loved tinkering with various projects and was always working on a new invention. He was fascinated by motors and spent a lot of time with his remote controlled airplanes, restoring vintage cars, and working on his houseboat. His greatest joys in life were his children and grandchildren.
    Survivors include two sons, Frank (Tami) Torticill of Kansas City, MO and Travis (Charity) Torticill of Onawa; four grandchildren, Frank "Casey," Gage, Trenten, and Gentrie; his mother, Rosalie Torticill of Onawa; five sisters, Diann Writer of Vallejo, CA, Debby Torticill of Richmond, CA; Dannette (Mark) Eveloff of Council Bluffs, IA; Denise (Steve) Struble of Sheldon, IA, and Doreen (Kevin) Heisterkamp of Storm Lake, IA; and two brothers, Dennis Torticill of San Marcos, TX and David Torticill of Onawa.
    He was preceded in death by wife, Frankie; father, William; his grandparents; and a sister, Missy Torticill.

    Obituary & Photo is from The Rush Family Care Service 
    Military US Army - Vietnam 
    Died 22 Aug 2012  Onawa, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Graceland Cemetery, Blencoe, Monona Co., IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14377  irish
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2020 

    Father William Edward Torticill,   b. 6 Sep 1923, Anthon, Woodbury Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1999, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother R. R. Irish 
    Family ID F3870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. M. Thompson
    Family ID F3825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frankie Darlene Raymond,   b. 02 Oct 1955,   d. 05 Oct 2004  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1975 
    Children 
    +1. F. D. Torticill
     2. T. W. Torticill
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F3826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart