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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Stanley "Stan" Turk of Joliet, who passed
4away on April 19, 2020; and
5    WHEREAS, Stan Turk was born in Rockdale to Frank and Anna
6(Muren) Turk on March 17, 1926; he attended the Rockdale
7Elementary School; he graduated from Joliet Catholic High
8School in June of 1944; he served in the U.S. Navy and was
9stationed in the Pacific theater until his honorable discharge
10in 1946; and
11    WHEREAS, Stan Turk worked for the U.S. Postal Service for
12more than 40 years; before airmail was common, he worked on
13trains to sort mail and deliver it to cities and towns across
14many states; he was later transferred to the old Main Post
15Office in Chicago and then to the Joliet Post Office in 1968,
16where he worked until his retirement in 1983; and
17WHEREAS, Stan Turk was a member of numerous service
18organizations, including the Elks, the Moose, the Will County
19Old Timers' Baseball Association, and the Joliet Park
20Foundation; he enjoyed playing euchre several nights each week,
21supporting his granddaughters in everything they did, and
22playing a key part in his son Mike's political campaigns; he



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1served as an usher at the Cathedral of Saint Raymond; he was a
2regular blood donor; and
3    WHEREAS, Stan Turk was a truly loving and kind man; he will
4be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather,
5uncle, cousin, and friend; and
6    WHEREAS, Stan Turk was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes
7(Moffatt); his parents, Frank and Anna (Muren) Turk; and his
8seven brothers, Frank (Carm), George (Ange), Joe (Dorothy),
9Marty (Edna), Wally (Dorothy), Gus (Mary), and Benny (Donna);
11    WHEREAS, Stan Turk is survived by his sons, Mike (Kathy)
12Turk and Pat (Laura) Turk; his granddaughters, Katie (Casey)
13Turk-Nguyen and Maggie (Scott Hansen) Turk; his numerous
14nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins,
15including Mariagnes, Jane, Patty and Bob (Mary) Dalton, Therese
16(Tony) Marino, Mary (John) Jensen, Frank (Linda) Turk, Joe
17(Pam) Turk, Linda Harvey, Georgene Spears, Kathy Wilhelmi,
18Cheri (Zbish) Borowiec, Mark (Denise) Turk, Steve Turk, and
19Rick Turk; his "adopted" son, Luis (Alicia) Leon; Luis' son,
20Louis; and Luis' daughter, Mariagnes (Greg) Branson;
21therefore, be it



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1ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
2Stanley "Stan" Turk and extend our sincere condolences to his
3family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
5    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
6presented to the family of Stan Turk as an expression of our
7deepest sympathy.