John C. Turk

John C. Turk, 48, of West Bend, found eternal peace on Monday Sept. 24, 2007.

He was born on April 6, 1959 in Milwaukee to Ronald and Kathleen (nee Elisa) Turk, and moved with his family from Milwaukee to West Bend in 1973.

He graduated from West Bend West High School in 1978.

He then joined the Marines, but due to an injury in basic training, he returned home.

John worked at the West Bend Daily News for 17 years, and was also an assistant manager at Milwaukee P.C.

On June 27, 1981 John was united in marriage to Cindy Kutz in West Bend, where they have continued to reside most of their married life.

John enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, troubleshooting and building computers, fixing cars and playing sheepshead.

He also enjoyed reading books, watching movies and the Green Bay Packers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Cindy; six children, Jeannine (fiance Brandon Cusack) Turk of Waupun, Kenneth (Melissa) Turk of Camp-bellsport, Jason Turk of West Bend, Shawn Turk, Ryan Turk and Eric Turk, all at home; four grandchildren, Austin and Savan-nah Cusack and Matthew and Kristine Turk; his parents, Ronald and Kathleen Turk of Townsend; a sister, Mary (Warren) Arndt Jr. of West Bend; a brother Daniel (Jean) Turk of Madison; his maternal grandmother, Martha Serio of Townsend; a sister-in-law, Karen (Patrick) Holtz of Campbellsport; two brothers-in-law, Steven Kutz and Larry (Mary) Kutz, both of Campbellsport; a niece, Melyssa Arndt; two nephews, Paytan and Parker Holtz; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Elias; paternal grandparents, Claude and Flossie Turk; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elroy Kutz and Lois Kutz; along with his aunt and Godmother, Marian Beaudry.

Funeral services in memory of John will be held on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend.

Rev. Bruce Dunford of First Baptist Church will officiate.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will be in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, on Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

John will be deeply missed more than he will ever know by his wife, his family and all that knew him.

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