Date Of BirthAug-30-1921
Date of deathMar-18-2019
Additional visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019, at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Virgil. Fr. Ariel Valencia, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL.
Interment will be private.
Marcella “Marcie” Turk, age 97, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, March 18, 2019 and now claims the promise of her Savior. She was born August 30, 1921, in Bird Island, MN, to proud parents, Anthony and Susan (Deutsch) Heyob. Marcie’s family moved from MN to Virgil, when she was only a year old. There she attended local schools and graduated from Mt. Saint Mary in St. Charles with the class of 1939. She lived and worked as a nanny throughout her high school career, so not only did she receive her diploma, but established a strong work ethic as well. Marcie’s first date with her future husband was over a soda while watching Gone With The Wind. Edwin “Bud” Turk knew he had something special and left nothing to chance. They were married December 27, 1941. Just a day later, Bud enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country faithfully and came home to not only his lovely wife Marcie, but a son, Edwin Jr. Within a year they were blessed with Paul but the family wouldn’t be complete until the additions of “Toni”, Robert, Penny, Carol and Lewie. They made their home in Virgil and owned The Bungalow, a local tavern. They made many years of memories until Bud’s passing in 1991. Marcie continued to call Virgil home until 1994 when she moved to Sycamore. Eleven years later, she moved to the Grand Victorian, an assisted living facility, also in Sycamore. In 2015, declining health brought her into the care of Heritage Health in Elgin. Her work ethic proved to be strong as oak as she worked various jobs outside of the home while the children were growing up. Marcie was a lifetime faithful member of S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She was a fabulous cook. Every Saturday night the kitchen was overloaded with hanging homemade noodles in preparation for a night of Chicken and Noodles on Sunday. Everything was made from scratch and nothing was less than mouthwatering. Her garden was overflowing every season and Marcie was never in need of something to fill up her pantry with the bounty of each harvest. Marcie never had idle hands, so when she left the kitchen, they continued to hum with cross stitch, making clothes for her children and even made bridesmaids dresses in later years. It may seem like there was no time for fun, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. A mischievous smile and a twinkle in her eye were where good times and great memories were born. She enjoyed traveling and even in recent years, Marcie was game for anything while making friends with everyone at the Grand Victorian. She is survived by six children: Paul (Bonnie) Turk, Toni McKanna, Rob (Ginger) Turk, Penny (Rod) Seyller, Carol (Tom) Flanders and Lewie (Mary) Turk; One daughter-in-law, Pamela Turk; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren with another on the way; a host of nieces, nephews and a countryside of people lucky enough to call her friend. She is preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Susan Heyob; her husband Bud Turk, one son, Ed Turk, three brothers and one sister. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. Additional visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019, at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Virgil. Fr. Ariel Valencia, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Marcie’s name to benefit Vitas Hospice and the activity department at Heritage Health. Checks may be made to the “Marcella Turk Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com where you can see her full life story. Due to severe familial allergies, the family strongly suggests no fresh flowers or Lilies of any kind, and to please send only green plants.