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Jeryld Torbet

Jeryld Clark Torbet

Thursday, February 27th, 1930 - Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Jeryld Clark Torbet, 90, a lifelong resident of Rensselaer, Indiana passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 on his farm. He was born in Rensselaer on February 27, 1930, the son of Charles Melvin Torbet and Gladys Harriet (Clark) Torbet. He was a graduate of Fair Oaks High School with the Class of 1948.

On March 31, 1951 he married the love of his life, Tina I. Schmidt, at the Wyoming Methodist Church in Wyoming, Illinois. She preceded him in death August 7, 2020.

Jeryld was a farmer. He and Tina raised their four daughters on the farm: Judy, Joyce, Jacquie, and Janet. He always said he loved having four girls.

He enjoyed working and keep busy, and usually had another job in addition to farming. At one time he worked in the steel mills up in Gary. He was also a welder at Talbert Manufacturing in Rensselaer. He was very proud of having worked on the Apollo trailer that Talbert’s made for NASA.

At one time he was a school bus driver for the Parr and Fair Oaks schools. He also drove a semi. He loved driving his Western Star semi, and would haul glass from Chicago to the Ball Corporation in Muncie, and steel back up to the steel mills.

He was a member of Gideons International and Iroquois Valley Christian Church.

He is survived by his two daughters, Judy Cummings and Jacquie (Garry) Wiltfang; ten grandchildren: Cindy Aubuchon, Jeremy (Karla) Lane, Chad (Toni) Cummings, Christina (Johnny) Tryon, Brad (Lynn) Wiltfang, Brian (Raendra) Cummings, Sara (Phil) Kostaroff, Jill (Joshua) Brown, Lori (Mark) Northrop, and Kelly Lane; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. One sister, Marlene Streitmatter, and one sister-in-law, Janice (Vernon) Lindenmeyer also survive.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tina I. Torbet; daughter and son-in-law Joyce L. and Steve Lane; daughter Janet Fox; granddaughter Sandra Lane; son-in-law Roger Cummings; parents Charles and Gladys Torbet; and sister and brother-in-law Doris and Ward Vass.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. (CDT) at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Kenin Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Weston Cemetery.

Donations in Jeryld’s memory may be made to Gideons International.

Steinke Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 14th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer
    Address
    403 N. Front St.
    P.O. Box 160
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
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    Notes
    Central Time
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer
    Address
    403 N. Front St.
    P.O. Box 160
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Central Time
    Officiant
    Rev. Kenin Smith
  • Interment

    Location
    Weston Cemetery
    Address
    509 W. Lincoln St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
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    Notes
    Interment immediately following the funeral.

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Lib Prohosky

Posted at 08:23pm
Prayers for comfort during this difficult time! My condolences to the Torbet families!
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Gloria Baier

Posted at 07:06pm
Judy and Jackie, My deepest sympathy. I simply couldn't believe this. We just don't know God's plan. Prayers for all of you in the coming days. Take ❤.
JB

Jean Belcher

Posted at 05:16pm
My condolence to Judy Cummings her Sister and all the Torbet Family, so sorry for your loss.
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