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David Charles Turinski

David Charles Turinski, 63, of Holmen passed away unexpectedly at

home on Saturday, August 26 th , 2017. David was born on August 31,

1953, the fourth child of Margaret and Chet Turinski. He graduated

from Portage High School, went to UW-Stevens Point, and then joined

The Coast Guard. Through his service he learned his skills for his career

on the water. Sailing on a ship around Alaska and traveling around the

world as a merchant mariner were adventures that shaped his life.

He and his best friend and partner, Sue Polodna, spent ten years

traveling the world sharing his adventurous spirit (They met at an

airport at 4:30 a.m.). He loved to drive around looking at sights, fishing,

and swimming. Trips to the Mercer area on the Turtle Flambeau

Flowage allowed for some boating and fishing.

David was an avid Wisconsin sports fan and having lived in Seattle,

Washington for twenty years, he had a fondness for the Seattle Sea

Hawks. History and politics were intriguing for David and he could talk

about them for hours.

David was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his best friend and partner, Sue Polodna and her

children Aeron (Pat) and Wade (Desiree). Siblings include Joan (Jim),

Dwight (Kathy), Carol (Tom), and niece, Jordana, along with nephews,

James, Jason, Michael, Christopher, and Nicholas.

Memorials are preferred for Aquinas High School and The Holmen

Community Center. Granting David’s wishes, no memorial service is

being planned. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

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