James C. Torrens, 85, of Lenzburg, IL, born February 1, 1938 in Sparta, IL, passed away on Saturday July 1, 2023 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO . Jim was a long-time farmer and coal miner. He was a United States Army veteran and member of the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Curtis and Hazel (McDaniel) Torrens and his beloved wife – the former Lela M. Falkenhein, whom he married on October 14, 1961 in Belleville, IL and who preceded him on January 20, 2021.
Jim is survived by his daughter – Tammy (Vince) Kiefer, Jr, grandchildren – Vincent (Ciara) Kiefer III, James Kiefer, Leah Kiefer, and great grandson – Vander Kiefer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation: Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Thursday July 6, 2023 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL
Funeral: Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday July 6, 2023 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Gardens Mausoleum in Belleville, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.