Wayne Tormoehlen



Wayne Tormoehlen, 87, of Vallonia passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Born Aug. 4, 1929, in Grassy Fork Township, he was the son of Louis and Lena Wessel Tormoehlen, both of whom preceded him in death. On Oct. 25, 1953, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wegan, he married Mary Lou Caudill, who survives in Vallonia.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wegan, where he held various church offices, including elder, financial secretary and being a member of the church cemetery board. He was a member of the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, worked at Cummins Engine Co. for 11 years and MoorMan’s Feed Company, where he enjoyed hauling feed, and was a farmer. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed driving his bulldozer. He was known to his family and friends as “Gramps.”

Survivors include a daughter, Carol (James) Franklin of Vallonia; three sons, John (Brenda) Tormoehlen, Marty (Diane) Tormoehlen and Randy Tormoehlen, all of Vallonia; three brothers, Delbert (Alberta) Tormoehlen of Seymour and Glenn (Carol) Tormoehlen and Leslie (Betty) Tormoehlen, both of Brownstown; a sister, Wilma Benter of Seymour; eight grandchildren, Angie (Kyle) Kerkhof, Barry (Christina) Franklin, Brooke (John) Cahill, Brandon (Mallory) Tormoehlen, Jaclyn (Nathan) Jackson, Whitney (Kagney) Fritz, Michael (Autumn) Tormoehlen and Shane (Katie) Tormoehlen; and 14 great-grandchildren, Hannah and Drew Kerkhof, Marisa and Brady Franklin, Madeline and Hank Cahill, Annalise and Isaac Jackson, Garrison and Graham Fritz, Jillian and Emma Tormoehlen and Bryce and Kinley Tormoehlen.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer Tormoehlen and Robert Tormoehlen; and six sisters, Leona Peters, Luella Stuckwisch, Laura Peters, Edna Stuckwisch, Elnora Lucas and Earlene Tormoehlen.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wegan, with Pastor Martin Keller officiating. Interment will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Old Wegan Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown and from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or Trinity Lutheran High School.

Condolences may be made at spurgeonfh.com.

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