KEWANEE – Jane A. Tornquist, 88, a resident of the Resthave Home in Morrison, IL, formerly of Kewanee, passed away at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 13 at Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. Celebrant will be Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 a.m., Thursday at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in rural Galesburg. Memorials may be directed to the Bishop Hill Heritage Association or to Saint John Paul II Parish.
She was born June 4, 1934, in Galesburg, the daughter of Edward and Orla (Burner) Nichols. She married Richard L. “Rich” Tornquist on December 27, 1958, in Galesburg and he preceded her in death on October 6, 2010. Survivors include her three daughters; Lynn (Kevin) Kenady of Morrison, Julie Walk of Des Moines, IA and Karen (Randy) Stralow of Morrison, her son, Scott (Betty) Tornquist of Bloomington, eight grandchildren; Krista (Terry) Bender, Kaitlyn (Justin) Stolk, Lauren (Travis) Anderson, Zach (Melissa) Stralow, Danielle (Cody) Krug, Brooke Stralow and her fiancé Dylan Keller, Erika (James) Baker and Cody Tornquist (Megan Jackson) and seven great grandchildren; Addi, Brexley, Wes, Tatum, Zander, Pyper and Ryder. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Helen Murray and a son, Steven Lee in infancy.
Jane graduated from Galesburg High School in 1952 and attended Iowa State University and Knox College. She worked as a loan officer at Union Federal Savings & Loan and had volunteered in the Alcove Gift Shop at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee. She was a member of Saint John Paul II Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, the Women’s Club, Women’s Book Club, the Bridge Club, PTA, was a past president of the local MADD and had helped with the American Cancer Society and their Relay for Life. She enjoyed going to her house on Kentucky Lake and attending the activities of her children and grandchildren.
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