|W. Fred Tornquist, 89, formerly of Whiting Hall, Galesburg, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Rosewood Care Center.
He was born May 15, 1921 on the family farm in North Henderson, Ill., the son of Oscar F. and Sadie Lund Tornquist.
He is survived by four nieces, Virginia Rossell of Alexis, Carol (and Keith) Corbin of Alexis, Sandi (and Richie) Leafgreen of Austin, Texas, and Penny (and Joe) Purlee of Alexis, and several cousins, great nieces, and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three siblings, Bernice Frank, Wass Tornquist, and Marcella Lundeen, and a nephew, Steve Lundeen.
Fred was raised in the North Henderson area and attended Alexis High School. He lived in North Henderson for over 40 years and moved to Galesburg in 1965. He worked in maintenance before retiring. He was of the Lutheran faith.
Cremation will be accorded. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2010 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Kurt Carlsen will officiate. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, North Henderson. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.