Helen Hoyer Turek, 80, of Manawa, WI died Saturday 12 Apr 2014.
She was born 7 Feb 1934 in Minneapolis, MN to John P. Hoyer and Sylvina (Wahl) Hoyer, both deceased. After graduating from South High School, Minneapolis, MN in 1951, she worked as a legal secretary for two Minnesota State Supreme Court Justices. In high school, Helen and her sister Donna worked at Woolworth’s Dime Store, where Helen met Raymond Turek. They married in 1957. She lived many years in Denver, CO and Pea Ridge, AR before moving to Manawa, WI to live with her daughter Susan and son-in-law James. She volunteered her retirement years transporting rescued dogs with Ray. She loved knitting, bowling, writing letters to friends and relatives, gardening with Susan, caring for the wild birds, baking, family history and NASCAR cheering. Helen was especially proud of her husband, daughter, son, grandson and son-in-law serving in the US military.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Turek (USAF), her son Roger Turek (USAF), and brother-in-law Dr. Leonard Weis. She is survived by her daughter Susan Ouellette-Schaefer (Ret. USAF) and son-in-law James Schaefer (Ret. US Army), granddaughter Jamie Ouellette all of Manawa WI; grandson Bradley Ouellette (Active duty US Army) and his wife Melisa, great-grandchildren Nathan, Kynnedi and Taelynn of Ft. Campbell KY; sister Donna Weis of Appleton WI, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also special life-long friends in MN and AR, her bowling friends in New London, and Max, her rescued 40 lb white dog. It was Helen’s wish to not have any services.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the pet rescue organization of your choice. Special thanks for the compassionate care Helen and family received from Dr. Sletten of Riverside Medical Center, Waupaca, and from the doctors, nurses and staff at Appleton Medical Center. Sadly missed and forever alive in our hearts. Online condolences can be sent at www.clinehansondahlkefuneralhomes.com. Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home, Manawa is assisting the family with arrangements.