William L. ‘Bill’ Turkoski

June 11, 1926 – May 6, 2011

William L. "Bill" Turkoski of Rockledge, Fla., passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, at Rockledge Hospice at the age of 84. He was born in Waukesha to William and Agnes (Lamp) Turkoski.

He will be missed by his daughter, Carrie of Rockledge; his son, Dr. William Steve (Leenie) of Slocum, Ala.; grandchildren, William (Billy) Turkoski, an E-8 with the Marine Corp in San Diego, Tricia Turkoski from Athens, Ala., and Devon from Slocum; greatgrandchildren, Destiny, Clayton, Haley and Tyler; and a sister, Betty (Bob) Edwards of Waukesha.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Agnes Turkoski; a son, Matthew, in 1970; and his wife, Sally (nee Hagstrum) in 2000.

Bill served in the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific during World War II. Bill and Sally were married in the Little Brown Church in Vale, Iowa, and were blessed with a marriage of 53 years. Bill retired from the Kennedy Space Center as a fiber optics technician.

Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockledge, with military honors by the Patriot Guard and the U.S .Marine Corp Color Guard. His internment is at Brevard Memorial Park in Cocoa, Fla.