Irene K. Turpa, age
96 of Chesterton, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Avalon
Springs in Valparaiso.
She was born on
December 5, 1920, in Gary, IN, to Peter and Persephone Souris, both of whom
preceded her in death.
On June 16, 1946,
she married George Turpa, who preceded her in death in 2001.
Irene is survived
by her children, Father George Turpa of Toronto, Canada, and Pete (Renee)
Turpa of Valparaiso; her grandchildren, Elisabeth (Perry) Proskos of
Pickering, Canada, and John Turpa of Toronto, Canada; great-grandchildren,
Elessa, Ava, and Christo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also
preceded in death by her siblings Mary, Sophie, Steve, and Manuel.
Irene was a devout
Orthodox Christian. She was also a 1938 Graduate of Horace Mann.
will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at White-Love
Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, Indiana, with her son,
Father George Turpa officiating.
The family will
receive friends on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. until time of service, at the
funeral home. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
may be given to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH,
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