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Joyce E. (Engle) Turkington

March 23, 1933 ~ March 17, 2021 (age 87)

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Joyce Elaine Turkington, age 87 of Baraboo, formerly of Mundelein, IL died on Wednesday March 17, 2021 at Oak Park Place in Baraboo WI.  Joyce was the daughter of Mike and Minnie (Richter) Engle and was born in 1933 in Northfield, IL. 

Joyce was united in marriage to James A. Turkington on June 26, 1950 in Mississippi.  She was employed by Kemper Insurance Co. as an Insurance Adjuster.  Joyce and James lived in Mundelein, IL for 63 years, James preceded her in death in 2015.  Joyce has lived in Mauston and Baraboo since 2018.

Joyce enjoyed gardening, exercising, cooking, reading the newspaper every day, shopping for clothes for her grandchildren, and going to the movies with her friends on senior day.  

Survivors include 2 daughters; Peggy (David) Baumruck of Grayslake, IL; Patricia (Marvin Newlun) Turkington of New Lisbon, WI: a son James (Margaret) Turkington Jr. of Wisconsin Dells, WI; a sister Minna Drinka of Walker, MN and by 13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband James, a son Ronald W. Turkington, and a grandson, 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

A graveside service will be held on Friday March19, 2021 at 10:30a.m. at the Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Rd. in Cary, IL.  The Hare Funeral Home is assisting the family with services,  In leu of flowers the family suggests planting a tree in her memory.  Masks and social distancing will be required at the cemetery.  Online condolences are available at

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Graveside Service
March 19, 2021

10:30 AM
Windridge Memorial Park
7014 S. Rawson Bridge
Cary, IL 60013

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