OBITUARY

Gerrie Turchan

October 8, 1932March 5, 2019
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Geraldine "Gerrie" Marie Turchan, age 86, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Tuesday March 5, 2019. "Gerrie" was born October 8, 1932 in Gary, Indiana to the late Martha (Bell) and William Woss. She married Norman Turchan on June 18, 1955 and enjoyed 63 years together. Gerrie received her Bachelor of Education Degree from Duquesne University where she performed extensively with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. SHe received her Master of Science in Education Degree from Butler University. Gerry taught in the primary grades in Gary, Indiana, San Antonio, Texas, and Carmel, Indiana. She most enjoyed her years teaching kindergarten at Mohawk Trails Elementary School in Carmel. After her retirement she served as an OASIS tutor at Nora Elementary School, as a volunteer at Carmel St. Vincent Hospital, and as a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. She also was an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Gerrie is survived by her husband, Norman Turchan; children, Jean Schultz (Steve), Laura Ogle (Neal), Donald Turchan (Kirsten), Mary K. Shreve (Jefferson), and Sharon Martin (John); 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at St Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the church with entombment to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Contributions in Gerrie's memory may be made to St. Elizabeht/ Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services, 2500 Churchman Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203; and St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 3001 E 30th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46218.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the Turchan family.

  • FAMILY

  • William Woss, Father
  • Martha Woss, Mother
  • Norman Turchan, Husband
  • Jean Schultz (Steve), Daughter
  • Laura Ogle (Neal), Daughter
  • Donald Turchan (Kirsten), Son
  • Mary K. Shreve (Jefferson), Daughter
  • Sharon Martin (John), Daughter
  • 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Elizabeht/ Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services
  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Raechel Cummings

March 15, 2019

Steve and jeans wedding photo.

Raechel Cummings

March 10, 2019

Here’s her 3 great grandchildren August Oliver Mattie James and milo Rae.

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March 10, 2019

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March 9, 2019

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March 9, 2019

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Mary Alice Pogue

March 6, 2019

My friend Jean and I met Gerrie and Norm on an Ambassadair trip to Eastern Europe in 1996. We had so much fun together, and created a lot of happy memories. In the next few years, we shared more adventures in Ireland, Greece, Monaco, and Costa del Sol. Along with their friends Pat and Vern, I enjoyed travels filled with laughter and fun. What a blessing. The photo was taken in Prague. Rest in Peace, Gerrie. You will be missed by all those who will carry you in their hearts forever.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Mary Alice Pogue

Kitzi Chotlos-Love

March 6, 2019

Mrs. Turchan was such a great mom. My memories are filled with her sitting in the Eastwood bleachers cheering on her beautiful daughters.

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