Harold E. Torstrick

April 11, 1921October 9, 2012
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Harold E. Torstrick, 91, of Louisville passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Signature East Nursing Home.

He was a retired electrician from International Harvester (1946-1982), a member of the American Legion Dixie Post #220 where he worked and volunteered for many years, a member of the Shawnee Masonic Lodge #830, a member and representative of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, and a proud Navy veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grace Rush Torstrick and August Torstrick and his sister, Thelma L. Torstrick.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, LaVerna E. (Harlow) Torstrick; a daughter, Pam Thompson (Charlie); a son, Keith W. Torstrick; grandchildren, Meagan L. Thompson, Deven S. Torstrick, and Kevin A. Thompson and extended family, Brandon Nelson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Signature East and to Ray Fryrear, his cousin.

A Celebration of Harold’s Life will be conducted at 10:00 AM Friday, October 12, 2012 in the Chapel of Arch L. Heady and Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Burial will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 – 8 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post #220 or the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012

Harold E. Torstrick

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George Armstrong

October 15, 2012

Keith,Pam not everyone in life can be so lucky as to have been raised by such a good roll model and father. You were and I'm glad to say so was I. Whether it was fixing a bicycle or scaring Keith and me as we camped out in the back yard late at night after a few hands of Pinochle at Ben's, he was always ready with a prank or to help. A great husband,father,friend and all around good man. His was a life to be celebrated.

October 12, 2012

Sorry to hear of Harold's passing. I worked wih him many years at International Harvester. He was a hard worker, good friend and neighbor.
Danny Adair

October 12, 2012

Sorry to hear about Harold's passing. I worked with him many years at International Harvester. He was a good friend and hard worker, and good neighbor.
Danny Adair

Cheri Hall

October 12, 2012

My family's thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. My father worked with Mr. Torstrick at International Harvester for many years and they would room together when they would work out of town. My Dad had a alot of stories he told us kids about them. Just always remember the good times that he had and that he is in a better place. He and my father are probably both already in trouble or about to get in trouble. God Bless Your family in your loss.

Jess Hall's Family

Kevin & Anne Blair

October 11, 2012

To Pam, Charlie, Meagan, and Kevin - We are so sorry for your loss. Understanding that the past few years have been difficult, you were able to still be with him, hopefully reminiscing often about so many wonderful years and good times together. While saying goodbye is never easy, there is a quote that helps ease the pain: "to live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin & Anne

Karen & Jon Fulkerson

October 11, 2012

Keith, Jon and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I lost my mother in July and the void that is felt is tremendous. Family is the best support system you can have to get thru this time. May you all feel God's grace and peace as you heal.

Rosalind Burton, RN

October 10, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

October 10, 2012

Keith and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Jim and Brenda Isaacs

Beth Bacigalupo

October 10, 2012

Mr.Torstick was a wonderful person. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to many. I met Harold in 1972 when Pam and I were roommates in college. He always had a hug and a joke for me when I saw him. My thoughts are with Mrs. Torstrick, Pam, Charlie, Keith, and his grandchildren. Love you all.

October 10, 2012

I know what a journey this has been for you and your family over the last several years. Your Dad is at peace and you should have no regrets as you were a wonderful and caring daughter. Love, Val Cline