Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Turk, Frank J. Jr. Age 83. Passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Joliet, Frank was born on September 1, 1929 to Frank Sr. and Margaret (nee D'Arcy) Turk. He was a graduate of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Grade School, Joliet Catholic High School and the College of St. Thomas. He was a U.S. Army veteran, proudly serving his country in Korea as a Sergeant. A board member of St. Joseph Hospital, First Community Bank, Will County Center for Economic Development, Joliet Regional Airport Authority, Cathedral of St. Raymond, George Werden-Buck Boys and Girls Club, Downtown Development Council, and Trustee of University of St. Francis. Member of the Joliet Regional Chamber of Commerce, Old Timers Baseball Association, the Rotary Club and was the recipient of several civic and community awards. He was a proud member of the Benson A.C. Founder and part owner of the Oakwood Swim Club. A lifelong White Sox fan. Frank was the retired owner/operator of a family owned business, Turk Furniture, who put his heart and soul into his business, family and community. Frank enjoyed flying his plane, trips to White Lake, snow skiing and playing handball. In 1955 he married Joanne Downey, together they had five children who survive him, Frank (Sarah) Turk of Joliet, Elizabeth (David) Runberg of Colorado, Michael (GiGi) Turk of Plainfield, Stephen (Jackie Gillespie Horvat) Turk of Joliet, John (Tara) Turk of Florida, two brothers, Don (Harriet), and Joe (Lois) Turk; one sister, Suzanne (late Robert) Wright; grandchildren, Shea, Megan, Frank and Jack Turk; David and Zachary Runberg; Austin, Andrew, Ryan and Elizabeth Turk; Jessica, John and Katherine Turk; one brother-in-law John (Sue) Manner; and sister-in-law, Julie Manner; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Suzanne (nee Manner) Turk (2009); his parents; his brother-in-law, Bob Manner. Funeral Services for Frank J. Turk, Jr. will be Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet, to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the United States Army. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Suzy's Caring Place at the Guardian Angel Home or the charity of your choice in Frank's name would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. For more information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com
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