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Services Tuesday for Irene K. Turpa

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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.

Funeral services 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.

Memorial donations may be given to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301.

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Posted 2/20/2017




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