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Jesus Torres

October 15, 1932 — March 1, 2023

Jesús Torres Castillo was born Oct. 15, 1932, in rural Chambas, Cuba, to his parents, Hipolito Torres and Candida Castillo. He passed away on March 1, 2023.

Mass of Christian burial will be held 12:30 PM, Friday, March 10, at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 520 Raymond St., Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 6-7:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, with a rosary/vigil service starting at 7:00 PM, at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 East Divide Ave, Bismarck.

Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck.

Jesús was the youngest of six children. His mother was widowed, so as a young boy Jesús was the helper of his mother with laboring in the fields and house chores. He was a very hard worker. They eventually moved to the city when he completed his studies. He was notorious for his passion to complete and do a good job in the proper time.

He loved music and learned how to play the saxophone. He enjoyed writing poems and reading books. Jesús loved the outdoors and took pleasure in working the garden every year.

He desired to make his country, Cuba, better by peacefully bringing change to the government. He was an activist, teaching his fellow man how-to live-in democracy. He didn't like to line up with the Cuban communist doctrine, and eventually was made to apply for political refuge. This was the reason that he, his wife Norma and his son Nadir, did come to live in North Dakota in Sept. 1995. He enjoyed American freedom. After moving to Bismarck he worked for Los Amigos Restaurant, Cashman Nursery, and St. Alexius Hospital until he retired.

Jesús and Norma met as coworkers of an accountant business in Cuba. On Dec. 27, 1974, they were married. From this union was born his youngest son, Nadir. Jesus had two sons, Alberto and Glenn; and two daughters, Vivian and Naya; from previous marriages. He had a special love in his heart for his children, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jesús is survived by his wife, Norma; their son, Nadir (Margie), and grandchildren, Jackson, Pamela, Antoinette, Gabriel, and Abbygail, of Mandan ND; son, Glenn, of Miami, FL, and grandchildren, Glenn Jr. and Deneisy, of Cuba; son, Alberto (Maria) and grandchild, Glenna, of Chambas, Cuba; daughter, Vivian, and grandchildren, Jissel and Jassiel, and great-grandchildren, David and Liam; daughter, Naya (Lucas E) of Moron, Cuba; father-in-law, Emilio; brother-in-law, Nilo (Cusy) of  Moron, Cuba; and sister-in-law, Nieves (Rolando) of Miami FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jesús was preceded in death by his parents, Hipolito and Candida; brothers, Ponciano and Inocencio; sisters, Cecilia, Liduvina and Gaudiosa; granddaughter, Nayla; mother-in-law, Zenaida; and his stepson, Diovany.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, March 9, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eastgate Funeral & Cremation Service

2302 East Divide Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501

A rosary/vigil service will begin at 7:00 PM.

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Friday, March 10, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

519 Raymond St, Bismarck, ND 58501


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Friday, March 10, 2023

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