Obit: Turczyn, James Andrew (1959 - 2017)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Turczyn, Wikary, Ortwig, Lawson, Trotta, Boyer, Short, Cortez, Joseph

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/05/2017

Turczyn, James Andrew (7 July 1959 – 29 June 2017)

Jim Turczyn, 57, of Neillsville passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017.

James Andrew Turczyn was born July 7, 1959, in Neillsville and was the only son, and youngest child of Andrew and Jean (Wikary) Turczyn. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1977, and then took over the family farm. He was united in marriage to Becky Ortwig in 1987, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. They later divorced in 2004. Jimmy and Becky had four children who were raised on the family farm. In 2003, he decided to sell the dairy cows for beefers; Salers and Highland cattle - as well as go back to school to pursue an associate’s degree in nursing from Wisconsin Rapids. After earning his degree, he began working at Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center while continuing to take care of the farm and animals.

Jim was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. He was very proud of his Polish heritage, and enjoyed cooking Polish meals for his family. He was a talented cook, and excelled on the grill, using the grass fed beefers he raised as well as the deer he harvested while hunting. As hard as he worked on his career and farm, Jim also enjoyed his downtime. He found happiness in motorcycle rides, car shows, and fishing and hunting, but the greatest joys in his life were his children who visited frequently for movie nights, and family time.

He is survived, by four children, Samantha Turczyn of Lake Villa, IL, Andrew Turczyn of Menomonie, Katharine Turczyn of Neillsville, and Theodore Turczyn of Neillsville, also, four sisters, Mary Lawson of Madison, Gloria Trotta of Neillsville, Elizabeth (Bruce) Boyer of Neillsville, and Carol (Steve) Short of Neillsville. He is also survived by many nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jean Turczyn.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Jim will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The celebrant will be Rev. Varkey V. Joseph. Vicente Cortez, organist and St. Mary’s Choir will provide music. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Jim’s family with funeral arrangements.



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