Roger H. Torrey

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Roger Torrey was born June 18, 1943, and passed away Jan. 8, 2022. He was a loving husband, father, papa, and friend to everyone he met. 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 is preceded in death by his parents, son, Timothy R. Torrey, brother, Steven M. Torrey. 

We invite his friends and loved ones to join his family to celebrate his life. We’ll share our favorite stories about him and hope if you have a Classic Car or Old School Car you can bring it out in Roger’s last ride. In honor of Roger and his casual lifestyle share your love by wearing a car or NASCAR shirt. 

Services will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church (4420 Center Point Road, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402) with visitation one hour prior. A luncheon will follow the service. Inurnment at Shiloh Cemetery in Hiawatha with military honors. 

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

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