Obit: Turenne, Fred J. (1936 - 2010)
Surnames: Turenne, Lockbaum, Luzinski
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 09/26/2010
Turenne, Fred J. (17 JUL 1936 - 24 SEP 2010)
Fred J. Turenne, 74, of Thorp died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of St. Joseph's Hospital Chippewa Falls Home Hospice.
He was born July 17, 1936, in Reseburg Township, to the late Albert and Mildred (Lockbaum) Turenne. He was united in marriage June 2, 1962, to Brenda Luzinski at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church in Thorp, Wis.
After completing his education in the Thorp area, Fred headed West to become a logger in the state of Oregon, working there for 6 years. Upon returning to Wisconsin he owned and operated Mile-a-Way Tavern and Ballroom from 1961 to 1967. After selling the bar, he then worked as a foreman for North Central Construction. He later started his own construction company in 1972 building residential homes, commercial buildings and selling Pittsville Homes, Sterling Homes, and Berg farm equipment, along with raising beef cattle for 30 years. Fred was a hard-working honest man, who loved the community he grew up in and worked to build his business along with building friendships through the years.
Fred had a love for the outdoors. If it was hunting, fishing or working on someone's cabin, he just loved being outside no matter what the element. His many trips elk, moose and deer hunting out west and to Canada were an annual event. The planning of these trips took all year long with his sons, brothers and many friends. He loved the peaceful time spent in the fall and spring turkey hunting with his daughter.
Fred truly loved his wife of 48 years and cherished the time they spent together. Their many trips throughout the United States, overseas and even just to the casino for a few hours meant so much to him. The love for his children will go on forever, from the many skills he taught them, to the work ethic he instilled in them. He enjoyed the family gatherings; spending time with his grandchildren and watching them grow with such pride in all that they have accomplished. Fred will truly be missed by his family, from his detailed stories, to his funny nick names that he seemed to give to all who truly earned them.
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