Nicolasa Torres

Jan. 12, 1923 – Sept. 15, 2010

Nicolasa Torres, age 87, of Waupun and formerly of Randolph, joined our father in heaven on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010.

Nicolasa was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of Encarnacion and Rebecca (Salinas) Castillo. She was united in marriage to Alfredo Torres Sr. on March 16, 1936.

After many years of traveling to Wisconsin for seasonal work and wintering in Texas, Nicolasa and family became permanent Wisconsin residents in 1955 when they settled in the Randolph area. She loved her family and enjoyed the tasks of taking care of them and homemaking. Nicolasa especially excelled at knitting, sewing, embroidery and quilting. Her beloved Alfredo preceded her in death after 71 blessed years of marriage. In recent years, she resided in Prairie Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Unit. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Parish of Fox Lake.

Nicolasa is survived by seven children, Connie (Alex) Ward, Milwaukee; Lydia Morris, Oshkosh; Mary (Ruben) Reyes, Waukesha; Emma (Tony Jay) Bos, Waupun; Felix (Jackie) Torres, Waukesha; Alfredo (Patty) Torres Jr., Beaver Dam, and Sandi (Gary) Schroeder, Waukesha; 28 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister, Julia (Gregorio) Landeros; and many special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Lemus; a son in infancy; two grandsons, Felix A. Reyes and Jeffery Hodgkins; a son-in-law, Rod Morris; her parents; and five siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Annunciation Catholic Church, 305 W. Green Street, Fox Lake, with the Rev. Michael L. Wild officiating. A private family inurnment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery and Mausoleum in Waukesha at a later date.

Nicolasa’s family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed in Nicolasa’s name to Annunciation Catholic Church. Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 W. Main St., Waupun, 920-324-5547, is serving the family. Send online condolences at www.kohlsfh.com