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Dorothy Torrens

Dorothy Torrens


Dorothy Ann, nee Mierek, Torrens, 82, of Sparta, IL; born on June 24, 1936 in Lively Grove, IL; passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Coulterville Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Torrens was a professional seamstress and she loved sewing and quilting. She volunteered at the food pantry in Harvard, Illinois while she was living there. She enjoyed doing puzzles and working in the garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Stanley and Ann, nee Wisneski, Mierek.  One daughter – Deborah Hunt and one sister – Geraldine Holloway.

She is survived by her loving husband – Earle Leon Torrens whom she married on December 29, 1956 in Mount Vernon, IL.  Her Daughter – Gail (Kevin) Bennett of Blanco, TX. Three Grandchildren – Kailin (Ben) Craft of Lake Jackson, TX; Kile Bennett of College Station, TX and Eva Hunt of Carol Stream, IL. Three Great Grandchildren. Two brothers – Stanley (Lani) Mierek of Forsythe, IL and Ronald (Betty) Mierek of St. Peters, MO. Many nieces and nephews. Other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Sparta Senior Center or American Diabetes Association.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

A private burial will be held with a memorial service at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Richard Wisneski says:

    Hello Leon and Gail and Ron and Stanley – We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Remember the Good Times and know that She is looking over You in this time of grief and forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dianne, David, and Richard Wisneski

  2. Linda K Florreich says:

    So sorry to hear of your family’s loss, sending condolences and hugs.
    Linda and Richard Florreich

  3. Rick L Hall says:

    Dear Leon and Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. You and your family are in our prayers. Rick and Kabbie Hall Family

  4. Carla Clark says:

    Our condolences to Gail & Kevin and your family for the loss of your mom. We love you and continue to pray for you all.
    Carla & Donnie Clark

  5. Denise & Don Adams says:

    Leon, we want to express our sympathy to you and your daughter, on the loss of your wife and her mother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Rama Boaz says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother.

  7. Gail Soderlund says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

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