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Memorial Mass: St. Canice Catholic Church, Kilkenny
  Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church

Ivan J. Turek, age 80 of Montgomery, died on Monday, November 5, 2012 at his home.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Canice Catholic Church, Kilkenny on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Montgomery.

Memorial visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ivan Joseph, the son of Joseph and Anna (Trcka) Turek was born June 7, 1932 in rural Rice County. He married Marion C. Trnka on September 27, 1952 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lonsdale, and she preceded him in death on April 16, 2012. Ivan farmed in the Montgomery area, worked in the fields for Green Giant as a mechanic, worked construction and sold The Farmer magazine and insurance. He enjoyed playing concertina, building fish houses with Jeff, hunting deer and fishing, playing cards, fret work and intarsia wood wall hangings. Ivan loved to spend time with his family.

He is survived by two children, Joe Turek of Montgomery and Joann Adams of Montgomery; six grandchildren, Josephine Anderson, Heather Marovich, Ryan Adams, Dawn Adams, Jason Barnett and Holli Turek; nine great grandchildren, Drew, Dylan, Cassie, Kali, Alexus, Mikayla, Keona, Logan and Jordan; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Marion; a son, Jeff in 2009; one sister, Albina Tupa and two brothers, Daniel and Emil Turek.

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