Tom Turk

Tom Turk

Tom Turk, age 74, of Sheboygan died Saturday evening, January 12, 2013.

Tom was born April 22, 1938 to John and Panorea Turk. He is survived by three sisters, Betty, Audrey and Flossie.

He was a graduate of the Class of 1956 Central High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his returning from serving, he worked for Pine Hills Country Club, and then, many years for the J.J. Koepsell Company.

Many people who golfed in the area knew Tom. You could find him on a golf course, and in the clubhouse after golf, from spring thru fall. He always had a story or a joke for everyone. He had many friends on and off the golf course. He made many trips "up north" to Laona, WI with friends and was "legendary" to the people there. Everyone knew that if he was at an event or place, they would have fun.

Survivors include his sisters, Betty Basch, Sheboygan, Audrey Dulmes, Fox Point, and Flossie (John) Meyer, Sheboygan Falls. His nieces and nephews, Mike (Sherry) Basch, Tom (Pat) Basch, John (Bryna) Dulmes , Andy Dulmes, Kate (Tom) Benson, and Jennifer Meyer, his goddaughter, along with several great-nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed Maui, Frankie and Arnold, his favorite dogs.

Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Panorea, and his brothers-in-law, Henry Basch and Gary Dulmes.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12 noon at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 South 12th Street, Sheboygan with Fr. Richard Cerpich officiating.

Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 A.M. until the service. Burial will take place 9:30 A.M. Thursday at Wildwood Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by VFW Post #9156.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in his name.

Online condolences may be expressed at

It is difficult to lose a friend or loved one. You miss them in every part of your life. Tom was such a big part of everyone's life. He did anything for anybody and will be greatly missed by many. I hope he realized what he meant to us on earth. Tom was always a good time.


Published in Sheboygan Press on Jan. 15, 2013