TRACY LEE TURNER-LUSE, 44 MACHESNEY PARK - Tracy Lee Turner-Luse, 44, of Machesney Park died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in University of Illinois Medical Center, from multiple organ failure. She was born March 31, 1968, in Bel-videre; the daughter of A. Lee and Mary E. (Bates) Turner. She was employed as a manager for Annie Anne's, Belvidere Bariatric Treatment Center, Belvidere; Fannie May Candies; and Connection Center. Tracy attended Belvidere High School and graduated from Janesville Craig High School. Tracy enjoyed playing softball, roller skating and roller derby. She also received her associate's degree from Rock Valley College. Tracy is survived by children, Jessica (Austin Bergener) Luse and Kyle Luse, both of Belvidere; her two dogs, "Rascal" and "Chance"; parents, "Lee" and Mary Turner of Belvidere; several aunts, uncles and cousins; ex-husband, Mark (Becky) Luse; special friend, Michael Vernia and his children, Christopher (Katie Sutherland) Vernia, Ryan, Amanda and Jordan Vernia; very close friends, Royetta and Arnie Hansen and their children, Steve and Nicole Hansen. Predeceased by her grandparents. Service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., with Minister Dave Ganze, officiating. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. A Softball Scholarship is being established. Donations may be made to the Tracy Lee Turner-Luse Softball Scholarship Fund in her memory. To express condolences online, please visit buckwheelerhyland.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2013