Ervin "Junior" Turek, 65

Ervin “Junior” Turek, age 65 of Lonsdale, passed away with his wife and family by his side, on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2019, at the Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center.

Ervin Marlow Turek was born December 14, 1953, the son of Ervin “Babe” and Sibilia (Kaisersatt) Turek.  He was raised in Veseli and attended Most Holy Trinity Catholic School.  He graduated from New Prague High School in 1972 and attended Mankato Technical College where he received his degree in Agricultural Mechanics.  Junior married Joyce Ann Lapic on September 12, 1975, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  After marriage they made their home in Lonsdale and Junior worked for his father at Turek Farm Equipment.  In 2001, Junior and Joyce purchased the business from his father.  In 2006, they sold the business and Junior spent the next two years as an over-the-road trucker.  In 2008, he started working for Matejcek Implement in Faribault.

Junior was an active member of New Day Church and had always been very active on the worship teams of the churches he belonged to.  He was an extremely talented musician and loved to use that talent to praise the Lord.  He is a former member of the Lonsdale Fire & Rescue Squad.  Junior will always be remembered for his kindness, patience, caring, sense of humor, and above all - his love for the Lord and for his family. 

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Joyce; his children, Tanya (Timothy) Luther of Victoria, Trevor (Sarah) Turek of St. Michael; 6 grandchildren, Felicia, Seth and Lilly Luther, Landon, Aubree and Luke Turek; other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Debbie Thomas.

A celebration of life service will be 11:30AM, Saturday, March 30, 2019, at New Day Church in New Prague.  Visitation will begin at 9AM and last until service time.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.  www.northfieldfuneral.com

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