Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pedro 'Pete' Torres

Pedro “Pete” Torres, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Pedro was born in Cassidy, KS, on July 17, 1932, son of the late Pedro and Eulogia (nee: Plasencia) Torres.

Pete was a proud graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1951.” Following high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean Conflict.

On July 20, 1957, at Holy Name Catholic church in Racine, Pete married the love of his life, Lenore Ortiz. He was employed with Jacobsen/Textron Mfg. for forty-six years until his retirement. Pete was a longtime dedicated member and usher at St. Richard Catholic Church and a member of VFW Post 9948. He was an avid golfer and a Wisconsin sports fan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be best remembered for his love for his family, his church and his country. Pete will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty four years, Lenore; daughters, Lisa Ramirez (Bob Beaudoin), all of Racine, Kimberly (Darrell) Riekena of Medina, MN; grandchildren, Erik Ramirez (Gwen Langdon), Jamie (Adam) Vanderleest, Jack Peter Riekena; great-grandchildren, Shaelyn and Isabella Ramirez; brother, Raymond (Marie) Torres of Sydney, Australia; sisters, Mary Torres of Racine, Frances (Bernardino) Perez of Couch, TX; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Pat Torres of Sturtevant, Richard Ortiz of Lake Geneva, John (Cam) Ortiz of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, Pete was also preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Locadio; and two sisters, Margaret and Madelina.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Ave., on Tuesday, January 10, 2011, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ronald J. Gramza officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., and at the church Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Richard Catholic Church have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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