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Marilyn R. DeTurk

September 5, 1929 — September 21, 2023

Marilyn R. DeTurk

Marilyn (Nickie) Rose DeTurk, 94, passed away September 21, 2023 at Brookstone Meadows in Elkhorn, NE, surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born in Shelby, NE on September 5, 1929, to Rosalie (Zwiener) and Louis Nicolas. She graduated from Shelby High School in 1946. Marilyn had two older brothers: Louis, who served and died in the Philippines in World War II; and Lee, who owned Shelby Lumber Company.

Marilyn married Gene DeTurk on April 21, 1949. Gene died in 1984. They had seven children and raised them in the towns of Cedar Bluffs, North Bend, and Wayne, NE. Marilyn was a member of the St. Mary’s Ladies’ Guild and served as president. She was also on the annual committee to make 250 pounds of hamburger into “taverns” for the church food stand at the Wayne County Fair. She retired and moved back to Shelby in 1990. Marilyn spent the last 11 years of her life living at Silver Ridge Assisted Living in Gretna, NE before moving to Brookstone earlier this year. Marilyn was known as a loving mother, mentor, and friend who will be dearly missed. She was known for her generosity, love, and respect for all, such as always providing a meal to a homeless person.

Marilyn is survived by five of her children: David (Linda of Omaha, NE, Dwayne (Cheryl) of Salina, KS, Bonnie (Don) Hendricksen of Wimauma, FL, Rose (Dave Beaudette of Norfolk, NE, and Ted (Dawn) of Fremont, NE. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, bothers, grandparents, husband, and two daughters: Peggy Kemp and Jenni DeTurk.

VISITATION Monday 5-7 w/ VIGIL 7 PM at Roeder Mortuary Gretna Chapel; FUNERAL MASS 10 AM Tuesday (9/26/2023) at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church 7790 S 192nd St. Gretna, NE w/ luncheon immediately following mass. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Wayne, NE.

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Past Services

Visitation & Vigil Service

Monday, September 25, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Roeder Mortuary - Gretna Chapel

11710 Standing Stone Drive, Gretna, NE 68028

Vigil Service following the visitation at 7:00 PM.

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

7790 192nd St, Gretna, NE 68028

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