John C. “Jack” Torbeck, age 85, died peacefully Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Lasata Care Center, Cedarburg where he had resided for the past year.
He was born on November 18, 1927 in Milwaukee, son of Edward and Hedwig “Hattie” Sager Torbeck. After graduating from North Division High School, Jack entered the US Army. He was a Private First Class serving from February, 1946 to May, 1947 in Italy. Upon returning to Milwaukee, Jack married the love of his life Marion Rocco, also of Milwaukee. Together they made their house a home raising three children.
For over 40 years, Jack was a meter reader for Wisconsin Gas Company (WE Energies). He liked to keep busy after his retirement in about 1989 by fixing small engines at his home. He really enjoyed fishing and would do so whenever he had the chance with family and friends. In the past few years, Jack and Marion lived in Ozaukee County, spending quite of few years at the Maple Crest Apartments in Port Washington.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Marion of Lasata Crossing, Cedarburg; daughter Patty (Dan) Gilbert of Grafton, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters Bernice (the late Jim) Garfield of Milwaukee and Donna Lidner of Greensburg, PA, deceased son Daniel’s dear friend Denise Knoten of Oconomowoc, daughter-in-law Kathy Torbeck of Eau Claire, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by two sons Gregg Torbeck and Daniel Torbeck, sisters Arlene, Betty and Joyce and his brothers Edward, Richard, Robert and James.
Jack’s memorial service will held at 6PM Friday, March 22, 2013 at St. Peter United Church of Christ, 166 W. Dekora St., Saukville. Pastor Rebecca Johnston will officiate. Family will receive friends from 4-6PM Friday AT CHURCH. Memorials to the church appreciated.