Joel Allan Torola, 63, of Beach Park, IL died February 1, 2019 at home.
Joel was born December 18, 1955 in Waukegan, IL to Allan and Maria Torola. He attended Zion Benton Township High School followed by Trade School for Iron Works. He was a member of First Apostolic Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday School for 40+ years and Iron Workers Local 63. On May 22, 1976, he married Maribeth Scott in Zion, IL. Joel enjoyed hunting, fishing, ice fishing, golf, archery, target shooting and being an all around handyman.
Joel is survived by his wife, Maribeth; children, Amy Torola, Tim Torola, Laura (Jeremy) Volk and Scott Torola; grandchildren, Clare Torola, Kylee Volk, Levi Volk, Reina Volk and Silas Volk; parents, Allan and Maria Torola; and siblings, Debbie (Duane) Kastamo, Eric (Shelly) Torola, James (Judy) Torola, Kay (Bruce) Kivisto, Peggy (Jeff) Luedeman, Andy (Kari) Torola, Aileen Torola, Colleen (Jim) Feldhausen, Matt (Janel) Torola and Davin (Kathryn) Torola.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL 60099 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, February 9, 2019 at First Apostolic Lutheran Church, 39372 Carol Lane, Beach Park, IL 60099 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service immediately following. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park in Zion, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org.