John A. Torborg, age 69 of the Town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County passed away at his home Monday morning January 27, 2020 after a courageous three and a half year fight with cancer.
John was born on November 24, 1950 in Clintonville as the son of the late Albert and Betty (Zellmer) Torborg. He graduated from Clintonville High School in 1969 where he still holds records from his days on the Trucker basketball court. After high school, John attended St. Norbert College but left to work with his father in the family business at Clintonville Lumber, Inc.; eventually taking over the business in 1988. He was united in marriage to Jill Monty and they had 2 children prior to divorcing. Throughout his life, John was a huge sports nut and a wealth of sports knowledge. 20 years ago John met the love of his life, soul mate, and “Georgia Peach”; Pamela Smith. The couple loved to vacation together; especially when it came to soaking up sun in Riviera Maya & Ixtapa. John was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Riverside Golf Club in Clintonville where he loved shaking liar’s dice and celebrating with friends after a round. John was also a member of the Clintonville Moose Lodge, Clintonville Curling Club, and Cloverleaf Lakes Fireworks/Walk-Run Committee. John enjoyed cooking and was very good at it according to his family. He had a generous heart; donating to many events and individuals in the community. John was a hard working guy that simply knew how to just enjoy life. His presence will be missed by all those who loved and cared for him.
Survivors include: His Wife: Pamela.
Children: Aaron (Beth) Torborg & Bo (Jessica) Taylor.
Grandchildren: Connor Torborg, Kiley Torborg, Lake Taylor, Carson Taylor, Trevor Lamers, Landon Torborg, Payton Lamers, & Carson Torborg.
Great-Grandson: Jack Torborg.
Siblings: Susan Torborg, Peggy (Pete) Salm, Pat (Mark) Magee, Mary Jo (Bill) Humpal, Bob (Julie) Torborg, Jim Torborg, Gerry (Vicky) Torborg, and Anne (Mike) Kresl.
Also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents and a great-niece Ella Kasprzak.
John’s memorial mass will be held Monday February 3, 2020 at 4 PM at the St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville with Fr. Timothy Shillcox officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 1 PM until the time of the service. Friends are then invited to further celebrate John’s life at Break-A-Way Bar, N2921 County Road Y, Clintonville, WI 54929 (Cloverleaf Lakes) following the service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by his family. They would like to thank the staff of ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the outstanding care John received and for helping them through those last few days. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com
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