McFarland - Thomas Jay Torbleau, age 68, passed away at HospiceCare in Fitchburg on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. He was born in Madison on December 24, 1942, a son of Vernon and Arleen (Dobenstein) Torbleau, and was raised by his mother and Joe Loniello. He married the love of his life, Karen Rogeberg on November 20, 1965 in Madison. Tom raced stock cars for over 25 years, and could build anything out of metal. He took great pride in working together with his 3 sons at Torbleau Trikes. The barn was his second home. Tom enjoyed motorcycles, race cars, and NASCAR, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his sons and grandchildren. He is survived by his 3 sons, Jay (Tamara), Joe (Kathleen) and Jared (Heidi) Torbleau; six grandchildren, Justin, Hunter, Joseph, Emily, Montana and Lily; and a sister, Susie Groskreutz. He was preceded in death by his wife Karen; and by his parents, Arleen and Joe Loniello and Vernon Torbleau. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at McFarland Lutheran Church, 5529 Marsh Rd., McFarland, with the Rev. Tim Dean officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona. The family will greet friends at the Cress Funeral Home in McFarland from 3:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 21st, and again at church on Saturday from 10:00 until the time of service. A reception at Torbleau Trikes will follow burial.
Cress Funeral Service
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