John A. Torborg


John A. Torborg, 69, of the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away at his home Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2020, after a courageous 3½-year fight with cancer.

John was born Nov. 24, 1950, in Clintonville as the son of the late Albert and Betty (Zellmer) Torborg. He graduated from Clintonville High School in 1969, where he still holds records from his days on the Truckers basketball court.

After high school, John attended St. Norbert College but left to work with his father in the family business at Clintonville Lumber, Inc.; eventually taking over the business in 1988. He was united in marriage to Jill Monty, and they had two children prior to divorcing.

Throughout his life, John was a huge sports nut and a wealth of sports knowledge. Twenty years ago, John met the love of his life, soulmate and “Georgia Peach” Pamela Smith. The couple loved to vacation together, especially when it came to soaking up sun in Riviera Maya and Ixtapa.

John was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Riverside Golf Club in Clintonville where he loved shaking liar’s dice and celebrating with friends after a round. John was also a member of the Clintonville Moose Lodge, Clintonville Curling Club and Cloverleaf Lakes Fireworks/Walk-Run Committee.

John enjoyed cooking and was very good at it, according to his family. He had a generous heart — donating to many events and individuals in the community. John was a hard-working guy who simply knew how to just enjoy life. His presence will be missed by all those who loved and cared for him.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela; children, Aaron (Beth) Torborg and Bo (Jessica) Taylor; grandchildren, Connor Torborg, Kiley Torborg, Lake Taylor, Carson Taylor, Trevor Lamers, Landon Torborg, Payton Lamers and Carson Torborg; great-grandson, Jack Torborg; and siblings, Susan Torborg, Peggy (Pete) Salm, Pat (Mark) Magee, Mary Jo (Bill) Humpal, Bob (Julie) Torborg, Jim Torborg, Gerry (Vicky) Torborg and Anne (Mike) Kresl. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents and a great-niece, Ella Kasprzak.

John’s memorial mass will be held Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 4 p.m. at the St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville with the Rev. Timothy Shillcox officiating. Visitation will be held at the church Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Friends are then invited to further celebrate John’s life at Break-A-Way Bar, N2921 County Road Y, Clintonville (Cloverleaf Lakes) following the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established by his family.

They would like to thank the staff of ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the outstanding care John received and for helping them through those last few days.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family.