Janet Lee Turk of Cedarville worked as a medical receptionist at a podiatry office in Houston, Texas, where she lived for many years, before returning to the Les Cheneaux Islands. Ms. Turk was 58 when she passed away peacefully at her family cabin on the lake Thursday, June 7, 2007. She had been ill for three years prior to being diagnosed with cancer in October 2006, and family members said she fought a hard battle during the course of her illness.
She was born August 15, 1948, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, to William Earl and Helen A. (nee Windsor) Turk.
She greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and she also liked to travel, ride motorcycles, paint, and read.
Ms. Turk is survived by her daughter and her family, Nicole M. and David Landreville, and their children, Michael, Tiffany, and Wyatt, all of Hessel; a brother and his family, Ken and Carolyn Turk of Pensacola, Florida, and their children, Kevin Turk, Ron Turk, and Danielle Sills; a sister and her family, Edna Mae Chard of Hessel and her children, Linda Leon, Mary Beth Risk, and Stephanie Smith; an uncle, Norm Windsor and family, all of Hessel; Mrs. Landreville's father, John E. Pascarella, and friends, fiancé Edwin F. Hamel of Cedarville, Sandi Fisher of Cedarville, and Paul Smith of Hessel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and by two nephews, John Morozek and Steven Norman Leshinsky.
A luncheon celebration of Ms. Turk's life will be Saturday, June 16, at the Hessel Tribal Center on Three-Mile Road in Hessel, from noon to 2 p.m.