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Helen Marie (Turk) Yurs
1945 - 2015
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Helen Marie (Turk) Yurs, Monroe, born Jan. 31, 1945, in Sycamore, Ill., the daughter of John and Mary (Campbell) Turk, passed away peacefully on Dec. 5 surrounded by her family. She was laid to rest and celebrated with a memorial service at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Cemetery on Dec. 19.

In lieu of flowers, to honor Helen as a mother and grandmother, and to acknowledge her strength of character during illness, her family asks that memorial contributions be made to One Generation or The Livestrong Foundation.  One Generation is a nonprofit Helen was proud of, founded by her granddaughter, Dr. Melissa Wittman, as an educational resource empowering women’s health during reproductive years, because healthier moms make healthier babies. Livestrong demonstrates the message Helen taught us all about inner strength and courage to live our personal journey. For more information and to make donations please visit and

Complete obituary is in the December 23, 2015 issue of The Platteville Journal.