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Margaret Eunelle "Marge" TurnerCLERGY
Rev. Tom Petersen
Members of the Scotland Red Hat Society
Organist ~ Glee Deutscher
“Beyond the Sunset”
“How Great Thou Art”
Special Music ~ “Goin' Home”
Margaret Eunelle “Marge” Turner was born Thursday, November 10, 1932 to Edward and Ida (Dummer) Maruska at home in Scotland, South Dakota. She attended Scotland schools from the 1st through 12th grade. She enlisted in the US Air Force after graduating from Scotland High School in May of 1950. After completing a stenographer’s course in Stillwater, Oklahoma, she was stationed at Andrews AFB in Washington, D.C. While attending school in Oklahoma, she met her future husband, Jack Turner, who was home on leave from the US Navy. Their love for each other progressed to marriage at Andrews AFB in 1953 and lasted until his death in 1992. To this union three children were born: Vicki, Bruce and JoAnn “Jody.” Marge and her husband loved to travel and took several trips abroad following his retirement after a total of 26 years in the US Navy and US Air Force. They lived all over the USA and also in Okinawa, where she always looked for the silver lining in the places they moved to. They loved to camp in rustic places with their tent until their final move back to Scotland in 1991. She helped care for her sister, Arlene, who passed away from cancer in 1997. After Jack died, Marge assumed the care of her sister-in-law, Dorothy Maruska, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, until her death in 2010. Marge was a member of the United Methodist Church of Scotland and also belonged to the Red Hat Society of Scotland for several years, was president of the Scotland Senior Citizens, and active in Senior Meals in Scotland for many years. She had the distinct honor of having her grandson, Michael, graduate from Scotland High School on the 50th anniversary of her own graduation, in addition to being members of the same church. Marge was very proud of being part of an all-military family with a history of military service that totaled over 93 continuous years. Suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, she moved in with her daughter, Vicki, and son-in-law, Ron, when she was no longer able to live independently. Marge passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 30 days.
Grateful for having shared Marge’s life are her three children: Vicki (Ron) Galvan of Yankton, Bruce Turner of Kaylor and JoAnn “Jody” Turner of Enid, Oklahoma; two grandsons: Douglas Weaver and Michael (Nichole) Weaver; three great-grandsons: Cayden, Devon and Leyton; a great-granddaughter, Lexi Ann; one sister: Carol (Ray) Grambihler of Tripp; two brothers: Norman (Nellie) Maruska of Scotland and Gerald Maruska of Texas; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
In addition to her parents, Edward and Ida Maruska, she is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Jack Turner, a sister and brother-in-law, Arlene (Don) Kizer, a brother, Francis “Blubber” (Dorothy) Maruska, and a sister-in-law, Deanne Maruska.
Out prayers and thought are with you and all the family in the loss of Marge. I got to know her so well thru her sister that was in Yankton. She was a wonderful person with alway a great smile. Betty
Don & Betty Woehl May 15 2013 3:50 PM
Vickie, am so very sorry for your loss alway's enjoyed visiting with your mom, may she rest in peace and May God watch over your family, during this time.
rhonda May 15 2013 10:13 AM
Marge was a lady with a smile for all she met. An ability to visit with all. Marge loved living in the country and was a good neighbor. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cindy Grohs
Cindy Grohs May 13 2013 8:21 PM