Therese Tornowske, 59, of McGregor, Iowa died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg, Iowa. Therese Ann was born March 9, 1959 to Robert and Jessie (Coobs) Tornowske in Charles City, Iowa. She finished school with the Class of 1977 from Orfordsville High School, Orfordsville, Wisconsin.
Therese lived in a group home in Elkader, Iowa from 1985 to 2015. She loved polka music, fishing, Native American memorabilia and doing latch hook and beadwork. Therese had two favorite dogs, Soup Hound and Sarah. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Therese is survived by her brother, Tony Tornowske of Dubuque, Iowa; niece, Hope (Nick) Tornowske-Lareau of Manchester, New Hampshire; nephew, Matthew Tornowske of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; aunt and uncle, Nancy and Joe Donlon of Luana, Iowa; a life-long friend, Jody (Juno) Chesebro of Janesville, Wisconsin and many cousins.
Therese was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Jessie Tornowske; and aunt and uncle, John and Bettie Coobs.
Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, McGregor, Iowa with Rev. William Gentry as the officiant.
There will be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Sunday.
Burial will be at a later date at Monona Cemetery, Monona, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice and Rise Ltd.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.