Roger H. Torrey

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Roger H. Torrey, 78, of Hiawatha died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Roger Harold Torrey was born June 18, 1943, in Guttenberg, the son of Harold F. and Gracie M. (Harbaugh) Torrey. Following graduation from Guttenberg High School Roger worked at Iowa Man where he would take a short reprieve to serve his country from 1967-1969. He would then return to Iowa Man as a proud Vet of Vietnam and finish out his working years with 44½ years of service.

Roger had a love for Mustangs and got married to Cheryl in his 1964 ½ Mustang in 1965. They were married for 56 years. He loved watching NASCAR, winning trophies, car shows, his hotrods, and was extremely passionate about spending time with family and friends.

His family includes his wife, Cheryl Torrey; three children, Tammy, Eric (Angie), Sarah (Dee Swayze); eight grandchildren, Luke, Caleb, Dakota, Carson, Hunter, Gavin, Tiernan and Ledger; brothers, Harvey, Gary, Merlin, Lyle, Kevin, Bob, and sister, Janet.

Roger was proceeded in death by his parents; son, Timothy R. Torrey; and brother, Steven M. Torrey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be in care of Cheryl Torrey.

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