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Obituary for Zachary R. Torkelson

Zachary "Zach" R. Torkelson, 20, of Cherryvale, Kansas passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas.Zachary Ross Torkelson was born October 3, 1996 in Dodge City Kansas the son of Mark Torkelson and Tonya (Burris) Torkelson.He attended schools in Cherryvale and graduated from Cherryvale High School in 2015. He was currently attending Wichita State University on a Merit Scholarship.Zach loved motorcycles (bikes) and was known to be a good juggler. While in high school he loved sports and played football, basketball and baseball receiving numerous honors. He also was a member of the National Honor Society. Zach was a member of the Cherryvale High School Band and excelled playing the trumpetSurvivors include his parents, Mark and Tonya Torkelson of the home in Cherryvale, Kansas, siblings, Nathan Torkelson of Cherryvale, Kansas, Melissa Hoar of Piedmont, Oklahoma, Matthew Torkelson of Scott City, Kansas, Andrew Torkelson of Wichita, Kansas, maternal grandmother, Mildred Burris of Independence, Kansas.Celebration of Life Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 6, 2017 at Cherryvale United Methodist Church, 305 West 3rd Street, Cherryvale, Kansas.Family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M., Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Wickham Family Funeral Home, 216 East 4th, Cherryvale, Kansas.Memorial remembrances are suggested to the Zachary Torkelson Memorial Scholarship or AWOL (Animals With Our Love) and they may be left or mailed to the funeral home.


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