Obit: Tormey, Frank X. (1864 - 1936)

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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 23 Jan 1936

Tormey, Frank X. (22 OCT 1864 - 21 JAN 1936)

Frank X. Tormey, 71, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Marshfield on Tuesday morning following an operation for kidney trouble.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23, at the Bogumill Funeral Home. An obituary will be published next week.

(Follow on in 1/30/1936 Thorp Courier)

Frank Tormey, 71, died of heart and kidney complication at the Marshfield Hospital on Jan. 21, 1936.

Frank X. Tormey was born in Iron Ridge, Wis. on Oct. 22, 1864. He came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) in 1884, being employed here in the heading mill for a number of years. In 1891 he was united in marriage with Loretta Leslie at Thorp. The couple later lived at Stanley, Boyd, Eau Claire and Park Falls, where Mr. Tormey took charge of mills as foreman. In the year 1907 they returned to Thorp and this has since been his home. After Mr. Tormey’s retirement from millwork the family moved on to a small farm just outside the village.

At all times, under all circumstances he walked in the well beaten path of righteousness and when fully conscious that he was nearing the last of earth, he appeared to be fully impressed with the idea that at the end of time eternity began, and that the bright faith which sustained him during those trying hours of suffering would only grow brighter and brighter as he journeyed toward the infinite, and the final gloom of death be dispelled by the radiance of God’s love. Could all live the just and right life Frank Tormey lived, and die in his trusting faith, death could no longer be called "The King of Terrors" for he inspired no terror there.

Besides a faithful and loving wife, deceased leaves to mourn, two brothers, Dennis of Milwaukee, and Peter of Portland, Ore., three sisters, Mrs. Chas. Alton and Miss Anne Tormey of Milwaukee, and Miss Julia Tormey, Withee, one son, Paul of New Holstein, two daughters, Mrs. Ben (Loretta) Broeren, Bloomer, and Mrs. Harry (Florence) Mockross, Conrath, and eight grandchildren. One son, Cecil died in the World’s War.

Funeral services were conducted at the New Bogumill Funeral Home here at two o’clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Geo. Kelsey officiating. Interment took place in the east Thorp Cemetery. Pallbearers were: John Roth, Theo. Broeren, Chas. Possley, R.G. Lawrence, Dave Weinberger and Ephraim Lindquist.



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