Alfred John Thurk
Date of Death: Jan 05, 2013
[leftcolumn]Alfred was born June 9, 1924 in Fond du Lac the son of John and Pauline Wagner Thurk. Alfred attended St. Joseph’s grade school in Fond du Lac and then Fond du Lac High School until moving to Waupun at the age of 14. Alfred served his country with the US Army, serving in Japan from November of 1945 until May of 1946. On April 28, 1948 he married Carol Frankenstein and they farmed in the Waupun area and retired in 1987. Alfred then did carpentry work and other “fix-it” jobs for about 15 years. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for many years. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun.
Alfred is survived by his wife of 64 ½ years, Carol; a son, Richard (Sherry) Thurk of Waupun; two sons-in-law, Robert (Debbie) Bruni of Fond du Lac and Dennis (Sarah) Rechek of Horicon; nine grandchildren, Paul and Dan Bruni of Fond du Lac, Tom (Laura) Rechek of Fox Lake, Tiffany (Ryan) Klavekoske of Beaver Dam, Tim (Elaine) Rechek of Waupun, Carrie Ordonez of Waupun, Christopher (Elizabeth) Thurk of Fox Lake, Jeremy (Kristi) Thurk of Waupun, Joshua (Crystal) Thurk of Waupun; two step-grandchildren, Jason Kempfer of Waupun, and Kim (Ben) Casey of Waupun; 13 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Robert (Lorraine) Frankenstein of Beaver Dam and Albert (Phyllis) Frankenstein of Mukwonago; two sisters-in-law, Barb Frankenstein of Beaver Dam, and Linda Thurk of Waupun; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Barbara and Sharon; a sister, Dorothy (Jake) Van Buren; a brother, Marvin Thurk; a brother-in-law, Herbert Frankenstein; a sister-in-law, Alice (Frank) Engebretson; and a step-brother-in-law, Alvin Steffen.