Selma Turzinski
1924 - 2021
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Selma Turzinski, 96 of Bevent, died on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Copperleaf Assisted Living, Schofield.

Selma was born on June 19, 1924, in the Town of Sharon, Portage County, the daughter of Leo and Teckla (Maslowski) Stanczyk.

On June 1, 1946, Selma was united in marriage to Paul Turzinski at Sacred Heart Church, Polonia. He preceded her in death on November 25, 1988.

Selma worked in Milwaukee for a year and came back home to work on the farm. She liked gardening, canning, baking, and watching birds, especially cardinals. In her younger years, Selma enjoyed Polka dancing. As years went on, she loved doing word search puzzles, scrapbooking, and watching Brewers and Packers games. Selma's family would get together for annual fish frys where she would enjoy spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

Selma is survived by five children, Richard (Louise) Turzinski, Kathy (Chris) Sumiejski, both of Milwaukee, Jerome (Karen) Turzinski of Wausau, Dennis (Janet Cherek) Turzinski, and Janice (Michael) Kleman, both of Hatley; ten grandchildren, Deborah (Lesley), Steven (Dawn), Susan (John), Mary (Ricky), Louis Joseph (Denise), Scott, Jennifer, Sarah (Mark), Michelle (Michael), and Rachel (Daniel); 19 great-grandchildren, Cody, Ivy, Terra, Alexia, Cailey, Emmalyse, Nataley, Samuel, Breanna, Jacob, Elizabeth, Isaac, Louis James, Abigail, Samantha, Owen, Sawyer, Maxwell, Evelyn, and a baby boy on the way; and sisters-in-law, Beverly Stanczyk, of Custer, Sister Carolita Turzinski, of Chicago, and Delores Turzinski, of Schofield.

Selma was preceded in death by her husband; parents; siblings, Emil Stanczyk, Conrad Stanczyk, Theresa Kazmierczak, Chester Stanczyk, and Lorraine Check; granddaughter, Elizabeth, and her granddaughter's husband, Thomas Kislow.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. Rev. Augustine Bentil will preside. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of mass at church.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Published in Stevens Point News on Feb. 24, 2021.
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