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Robert B. Turk

October 22, 2021 | 10 comments

Robert “Bob” Bruce Turk, 72, of La Crosse passed away in the early hours of October 22, 2021 at Elroy Health Services in Elroy, WI. Robert was born in La Crosse on May 3, 1949, to Freddie and Florence (Shepherd) Turk. Robert attended schools in the La Crosse School District and graduated from Logan High School in 1967. Robert married Susan Kay Turk (Hendrickson) in 1970 in La Crosse, WI. Robert was in the National Guard from 1967 to 1972 and later became a supervisor for Gateway Foods where he worked for many years. Most of all Robert was a great father, he and Sue had two children, Tina Marie Myers (Turk) and Nathan Andrew Turk. Robert loved the Packers, reading everything out loud and bursting into song. He will always be remembered by his loved ones as the funniest man in the room. He was a hard worker and friendly to everyone in his path. Robert is survived by his wife, Susan Kay Turk (Hendrickson), his son Nathan Turk (Jeffrey Johnson), his granddaughters Sierra and Morgan Myers and his siblings; two brothers, Roger (Diane) Turk of California, David (Ann) Turk of Onalaska, WI and three sisters Marilyn (Kenneth) Hermann of Onalaska, WI, Sandra (Jerry) Kern of Oregon, and Susan (John) McDonald of Texas; sister-in-law Marie Turk of Onalaska, WI and many beloved nieces and nephews. Robert is preceded in death by the light of his life and daughter Tina Marie Myers (Turk), both of his parents Freddie and Florence (Shepard) Turk, and his brother Gary Turk. The family would also like to thank Elroy Health Services and St. Croix hospice for the love and care they provided Robert in his final years. A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 2021 at Sam’s Bar, 2116 George St, La Crosse. Coulee Region Cremation Group is serving the family. Please see www.couleecremation.com for more information and to submit online condolence. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society or Coulee Region Humane Society.



  1. Linda Wieman

    Sue and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ribert’s passing. There wasn’t a nicer guy than Robert. I have so many fond memories of family times together. He will be dearly missed. Linda Wieman (cousin)

    • Rick Brague

      Hey Bob, you may not remember me but I enjoyed your friendship and many laughs in the guard back in the old days!
      Seeing your name and face brought a smile from many memories to my face!

      Take care
      You are missed

  2. Tom and Cheryl Leonard

    Our deepest sympathy to Robert’s family. We hope the happy memories will be with you at this difficult time.

    Tom and Cheryl Leonard

  3. Lynette Neumann

    I am so sorry to family and friends of Bob. Met the Turk family while living on the north side of La Crosse and going to Logan High School. Lynette (Schaller) Neumann.

  4. Janie Pressnall

    My thoughts are with you and your family Sue❤️

    Thinking back to Roller Skating with Robert (always Robert to me).

    Many good memories from the block we grew up on.
    Take care
    Janie Swanson

  5. Dave Stark

    Sorry for your loss. We had many good times at the Legion when I was bartending.

  6. Patty Fitzpatrick

    Sue-I’m so sorry to hear about Bob passing.

    Both of you have been through so much.
    Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
    I’ll see you at Sam’s!!!
    Patty Fitzpatrick

  7. Rudy Wuest

    Sue Bob was always a fun guy all through high school and we had many laughs together. It was always a good time when you were around Bob. God Bless you and your family. Memories are the best thing I have of Bob…all good.

  8. Scott Hendrickson & Pam Mueller

    Sue & Family,
    Please accept of deepest sympathies. Bob could always be counted on for a good laugh. May he rest in peace.

  9. Donna Longway

    Sue and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was larger than life! My memories of Bob are many, but his ability to make people laugh is number one. May he Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathy and love to you and family. Duck and Mike


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