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Charles "Chuck" Turk

October 10, 1942 — January 18, 2019

Aloysious Charles “Chuck” Turk, 76, of Hanover, Kan., died January 18, 2019 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. Visitation was Tuesday, January 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hanover Mortuary.  The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church north of Hanover.  Rev. Rodney Fritz officiated.  Organist was Sheryl Kruse and the congregation sang "How Great Thou Art," "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "Abide With Me." Chuck was born October 10, 1942 at Marysville, Kan., son of Ollie and Margaret (Greiveldinger) Turk.  He graduated from St. John’s Catholic Grade School and from Hanover High School in 1960. On September 2, 1972, he was married to Loma Klipp at Trinity Lutheran Church.  On June 14, 1992, Chuck became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Chuck served his country as a member of the U.S. National Guard, 169th Infantry Division based in Marysville, from 1964 to 1970.  He later served as Adjutant and Commander of the Hanover American Legion; Commander of the Washington County Council of the American Legion; and as 1st District Commander of the American Legion in 2001 – 2002.  He was also a member of the Washington County Extension Board. He was a farmer and stockman along with his two sons. His hobby was attending sales, especially cattle sales where he could visit with his friends as well as purchase cattle for the feedlot. He also enjoyed umpiring for many ballgames. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Loma; children, Barbara (Jason) Wertz, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Alan Turk, Hanover, Curtis (Ann) Turk, Hanover, and Jody (Jacob) Lauer, Marysville; seven grandchildren, William and Catherine Wertz, Andrew, Matthew and Elizabeth Lauer, and Wade and Bryce Turk; and a brother, Harlan (Doris) Turk, Waterville, Kan. A memorial fund has been established to Trinity Lutheran Church.  Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles "Chuck" Turk, please visit our flower store.

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