Raymond Turek Sr.
In Loving Memory of Raymond William Turek Sr. beloved son, husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He passed away peacefully into eternal rest on May 3, 2015 at the age of 88 years in his home at Spalding Resort Eagle Lake.
He was born January 19, 1927 at Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, where he grew up on a farm with his parents John and Lucy and his brothers Louis, Jerome, and Vernon.
Married in Central City Nebraska May 20, 1949 to Lois Marie Smith.
Raymond served in Korea 1945-1947 US Army Infantry, spending time in Occupation Forces after WWII. Raymond and Lois first lived in Ulysses, Nebraska where he was a custodian at Ulysses Public School. In 1950 they moved to Lodgpole, Nebraska where he was employed by Sioux Army Depot. In 1953 they moved to Sidney, Nebraska and then in 1964 transferred to Herlong, California, where he was employed at Sierra Army Depot as a blocker and bracer, then as a carpenter. Raymond retired in 1982 where he and Lois built their home at Spalding Resort, Eagle Lake.
Raymond’s favorite hobby was wood carving, he was known as The Eagle Lake Wood Carver. He would carve life like waterfowl, upland birds, different kinds of fish, deer, bear and various kinds of figures. He won numerous awards and ribbons at various wood carving shows. “You name it he could pretty much carve it!” He had a great love for Country, Western and Polka music.
He also enjoyed snowmobiling, exploring old ghost towns and the desert with his son Raymond Jr.. He enjoyed fishing, camping and just being a husband, father and grandfather.
Raymond leaves behind his wife Lois Marie Turek, son Raymond William Turek Jr., daughter-in-law Theresa Maria (Baros) Turek, from Herlong, CA, daughter’s Kathleen Claire (Turek) Maxwell, son-in-law Rick Maxwell, from Sparks, NV, Roxanna Jean (Turek) Moore, son- in-law Edward Moore, from Wheatland, CA, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. “He will be deeply missed! ” God Bless you
For if we live, we live to the Lord. Or if we die, we die to the Lord. If therefore we live or die, we are the Lord’s. (Romans 14:8)
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