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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Daniel Rosas Torres, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born on March 20, 1926, in Hondo, Texas, he was the son of Frutoso and Maria Rita (Rosas) Torres.
He was raised in Texas and in 1948 moved to Columbia City.
His first marriage was to Celia â€śSallyâ€ť Martinez in 1948 in Eagle Pass, Texas and his second marriage was to Anna Marie Karolina Pohl on June 7, 1984 in North Carolina.
He worked at J.I. Case Implements, Churubusco in the late 1950s and early 1960s and from 1962 to 1982, he worked at Weatherhead, Columbia City in production and machining. He was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Eagles Lodge #1906 and the UAW Local all of Columbia City.
Survivors include one son, Oscar R. (Bonnie) Torres of Columbia City; three daughters, Irene (Daniel) Strong, Urbana, Ohio, Gloria (Keith) Kesling and Elvia (Walt) Barnes, both of Columbia City; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel R. Torres of Columbia City and one sister, Nativedad Riojas of Yakama, Wash. He is preceded in death by his parents, both wives and six brothers and sisters, including, Jose, Jesusita, Frutoso, Candelario, Maria, and Baudelia Torres.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary Recitation following at 7:30 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrickâ€™s Catholic Church, Arcola with one hour of visitation prior to the mass with Father Alex Dodria officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Cemetery, Columbia City.
Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Mr. Torres to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.