Benigno Torres

Benigno “Benny” Torres, 84, of Kearney passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Brookstone Gardens in Kearney with his family by his side. 

Benigno was born Feb. 13, 1935 in Harlingen, Texas to Tomasa and Gonzalo Torres.

He grew up in Harlingen, Texas.

On April 6, 1954 he married Eva Pena Torres. Benny and Eva and family moved to Nebraska in 1957. To this union eight children were born: Benigno Jr. (deceased), Benito, Tony, Tomasa, Rick, Jose Luis (deceased), Jesse, Joe (deceased) and Bea.

The family made their home in Minden, where Benny worked on a farm as a farm hand, and at the Minden Beef Company in maintenance, and he also worked for Peister Grain Co.

Benny loved to raise livestock, and garden on the side. He also loved to teach his children what he knew and watch them learn new things.

Benny’s first wife Eva passed away in 2002. In 2010 Benny married Delores Broweleit in Kearney. This union brought two families together with love and excitement. Benny and Delores were married for ten years in which they were able to travel most of the USA. They both loved and enjoyed family and looked forward to fellowship with their extended church family and Bible study group. Benny had a strong faith and he loved the Lord.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Delores Broweleit of Kearney; children, Ben (Linda) Torres of Lexington, Tony ( Eva) Torres of Minden, Tomasa “Tomi” Torres-Fickler of Minden, Pastor Rick (Marlene) Torres of Denison, Iowa, Jesse (Daphney) Torres of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Bea (Roger) Wengler of Minden; step children, Bob (Connie) Broweleit of Seneca, Roger Broweleit of Kearney, Jim Broweleit of Burwell, and Mike Hutchinson of Gibbon; 24 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two half brothers; six half sisters all of California; as well as, many nieces, nephews and host of friends. 

Benigno was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eva; sons, Benigno Jr., Jose Luis, and Jose Valentine; sisters, Maria, Petra, and Anna.

Funeral services were Sept. 26 at New Life Church in Kearney with the Rev. Roger Wendt officiating. 

Interment followed at the Minden Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to New Life Church in Kearney and New Life Church in Denison, Iowa. 

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Services were entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services of Kearney.