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Martin “Marty” J. Turck 1953-2012

Jul 10, 2012

A Mass of Christian Burial for Martin “Marty” J. Turck of Emmetsburg was held Monday, July 9, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Clem Currans was the celebrant.

Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Martin Joseph Turck, son of John H. and Joeann (Mulroney) Turck, was born Dec. 13, 1953, in Emmetsburg. He received his education in Emmetsburg.

Marty truly loved being around people, especially his brothers and sisters. He was always ready to visit, shoot a game of pool or give you a big hug and huge smile. Marty’s favorite means of transportation was his bike and he will be remembered, by most of the people in Emmetsburg, pedaling down the street and issuing a friendly wave to those he passed.

In 1985, Marty moved into Horizon’s 21st Street Group Home. He was employed at Horizons Unlimited in various capacities. Marty cleaned at the V.F.W. and Iowa Trust & Savings Bank Cleaning at the bank was a big highlight for him. He also worked at the redemption center and did shredding.

Marty was an avid baseball fan and played on the Horizons team for several years. His favorite sport was wrestling. Marty was active in Special Olympics and received many medals for his participation in various events.

In 1992, Marty moved to SAIL apartments on King Street, where he lived until 2010. Then he moved to the 19th Street Group Home until October 2011, when his health forced him to enter Emmetsburg Care Center.

Marty passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at the Emmetsburg Care Center, at the age of 58.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Shirley (Mert) Roehler, Jim (Donna) Turck, Mary (Gerry) Zei-met and four infant siblings, Helen, Alice, Thomas and Margaret.

He is survived by brothers, John (Chris) Turck of Corpus Christi, TX, Ron (Lenny) Turck of Killeen, TX, Terry (Elaine) Turck of Portland, OR, Mike (Loni) Turck of Chicago, IL, Bob Turck of Chicago, IL, Don (Jeannie) Turck of Des Moines, Wayne Turck of Windsor Locks, CT, Jerry (Dora) Turck of Everett, WA; sisters, Jeanne (Maurice) Drew of Cylinder, Mary Jane (Dean) Lovell of Lamoni, Sheila (Don) At-kinson of Brooklyn, and Cathy (Rick) Dale of Armstrong; many nieces and nephews and cousins; as well as many other relatives and countless friends.

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