In Memory

James Turek

James Turek

RACINE - Mr. James Martin Turek, 57, went to be with his Lord unexpectedly on Thursday morning, September 30, 2004. He was born in Racine on August 6, 1947, to Martin 'Jake' and the late Dolores Turek. He lived all of his life in Racine. He was united in marriage to the former Sharman Klamm in Kenosha on April 8, 1972. He served in the United States Navy in Vietnam. He was Mount Pleasant's first Village President. He was a member of Racine Assembly of God Church, past President of Racine Unified School Board, Racine Republican Party Board, and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. He is survived by his wife, Sharman Turek of Racine; his father, Martin 'Jake' Turek of Necedah; his children, Shelly Turek of Racine and Karl (Shelly) Turek of Milwaukee; three grandchildren, Tyler, Destiny, and Baylee; mother-in-law, Shirley Klamm of Racine; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael (Kathleen) Turek of Kenosha; special aunt, Jackie Plantz; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his dear mother, Dolores Turek on March 7, 2002.

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01/04/14 02:19 PM #1    

Sandra Rashleger (Tennant)

I had to look up his profile.... he was such an interesting person.  Sat next to me in many classes, and found him to have such great ideas...    I figured he would be president someday....  he wa so sharp back then on politics (I barely knew who was president and vice president!)       I am disppointed to find his obituary.   Such an interesting soul.....    Wish I could talk to him today.....  (now that I support and campaign for poiliticians)



01/05/14 06:36 AM #2    

Tom Hansen

Not only did I go to Park High with Jim but he was an old neighborhood chum! Had many fun fun times over the years with Jim. Sad to hear he's no longer with us. It's a bit surreal at the moment! Little hard to believe.

06/25/14 11:30 AM #3    

Donald Piggins

There was a comic book called "Turok, Son of Stone" early homosapiens who rather looked like Vikings or whatever so I always greeted Jim: "Turok, Son of Stone" which became such a cliche' that when I last saw him at a previous reunion we both nodded our heads --- the greeting was worn out yet I thought I'd see him and so many others in August '15.


Those folks will be missed and, at some point, we'll raise our glasses and say a prayer to the departed.



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