From the Eau Claire
Robert D. Turk
In the interest
of public health, we are postponing the visitation and funeral at this
time due to the Coronavirus. It is our sincere desire to limit the
exposure of the illness to our family and our community. Thank you for
your understanding and please know that the family of Robert Turk
appreciates your cooperation for the good of us all.
A Celebration of Roberts life will be held at a later date.
Robert D. Turk, 79, of Eau Claire, was freed from his battle with
Alzheimers on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Grace Woodlands in Eau Claire.
Robert was born in Eau Claire on February 25, 1941, a son of Elmer and
Doris (Hartman) Turk. He graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School
with the Class of 1959 and married Leah R. LaPage at Our Redeemer
Lutheran Church in 1961.
Robert retired from NSP after 35 years of service and loved fishing at
Yellow Lake in Webster, WI and playing softball all over the United
Robert is survived by his wife of 59 years, Leah; children, Dan (Judi)
Turk of South St. Paul, Dana (Tony) Nicolai of Eau Claire, and Linda
(John) Till of Menomonie; brother, Roger (Lavonne) Turk of Eleva;
brothers-in-law, Larry LaPage of Eau Claire, Wilbur Vogler of Eau Claire
and Denny Swords of Mississippi; sisters-in-law, Janice Lekvin of Eau
Claire and Joan LaPage of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Brittany (Joseph)
Jerhoff, Melissa (Alex) Nicolai and Brett and Brook Radke; and many
nieces, nephew, cousins and many teammates and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Gerald and
Florence LaPage; sisters, Victoria Vogler of Eau Claire and Karen Swords
of Mississippi; brothers-in-law, Patrick Lekvin and Donovan (Pete)
LaPage; sister-in-law, Janice LaPage; and nephew, Todd Sly.
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Published in Leader-Telegram from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2020