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Marjorie Sue Turnquist, 88 - July 29, 2012


Marjorie Sue Turnquist, 88, of Gothenburg died July 29, 2012, in Grand Island.
Signing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Ivey officiating.
Cremation was chosen. She will be inurned with her husband in Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell.
Turnquist was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Omaha, the seventh of 10 children to Dr. Homer David and Lola Cecile (Beard) Lurvey. She graduated from Hay Springs High School and attended Chadron State College where she received her teaching certificate. She also received an accounting certificate from Omaha University.
She lived for a short time in Arizona, where she worked as an accountant. She taught school at District 24 at Valley where she met Max Turnquist. She taught at Ashland Park in South Omaha, the largest rural school in the world.
She married Max Turnquist in 1958 at Gothenburg. To this union, two children were born—Mitzi and Greg. She was very active in her community and was a civic minded wife and mother. Her activities included: Red Cross Bloodmobile, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader, 4-H leader, Job’s Daughters, NCIP, volunteer teacher’s aide, Heart Fund, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Election Board, Gothenburg Community Playhouse, Girls State Selection Committee and convention counselor, chairperson for Meals on Wheels and MOPS. She enjoyed word puzzles, crafts, knitting crocheting, rubber stamping and making cards.
She was preceded in death by: her husband of 53 years, Wendell Max Turnquist on April 1, 2012; her parents; two sisters—Helen Andrews, Anne Waldeck; three brothers—John, Bill and Lloyd Larvey.
Survivors include: daughter, Mitzi (Barrett) Stinson of Grand Island; son, Gregory (Holly) Turnquist of Rochester Hills, MI; two grandsons—Gaven Turnquist, Kelton Turnquist; brother Herbert (Imogene) Larvey of Omaha; sister Lillian Thieman, Omaha; sister-in-law Ellen Dennis of Arnold; brother-in-law Don (Kathy) Turnquist of Hutchinson, KS; along with nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Memorials may be given to the MOPS or the American Red Cross.

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