Gerald E. Turenne, 79, of Highway KW, Town of Port Washington, formerly of West Chestnut Street, Port Washington died Friday, July 2, 2010 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital-Ozaukee Campus, Mequon, WI.
He was born on October 21, 1930 in Thorp, Wisconsin. He was the son of Mary and George Oberle Turenne, Sr. As a young boy he moved to the Port Washington area. He graduated from Port Washington High School. After high school he entered the US Army, attained the rank of Sergeant in the Military Police during the Korean Conflict.
On January 15, 1955 he married Ida J. Hansen of the Town of Port Washington at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. For over 40 years they raised their family on West Chestnut Street, more recently moving to Highway KW in the Town of Port Washington. For over 27 years, Jerry was employed at the Wisconsin Electric Power Plant in Port Washington as an Operating Engineer. He retired in 1988. He was a member of the International Association of Operating Engineers, Local 317 for many years.
He is survived by his wife Ida, his children Peggy (rod) Reblin of Port Washington, Gail (Mark) Oppermann of Campbellsport, Pam (Dennis) Schommer of Port Washington, Linda (Fred) Witte, Sr., of Waubeka, Gerald (Kay) Turenne of Saukville and John (Cassandra) Turenne of Port Washington; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law Marie (Carl) Dana of Port Washington, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his infant daughter Wendy, brother George Turenne, his half-sister Evelyn Miller, sister-in-laws Catherine Hansen and Elrita Mielke and brother-in-law Frank, Leo and Lester Hansen.
A memorial funeral service will be held at 6PM Friday, July 9, 2010 at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington. The Reverend James Ernster will officiate. Family will receive friends from 4-6PM Friday at the funeral home.