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David H. Turany

February 23, 1945 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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David H. Turany, 78, of Chippewa Falls, passed away on August 7, 2023, at Mayo Clinic, Osseo. He lived with cancer for over 17 years.

David was born to Herman and Hermanilda “Hermie” (Blum) Turany. He grew up in Jim Falls and graduated from Cornell High School and UW Stout with an engineering degree.

David served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1968. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council #974, AFE, and Notre Dame Church.

He lived a life of kindness, faithfulness, perseverance and positivity. David had an engineering mind and was happiest when he was fixing something. He loved to travel, fish, hunt and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was dedicated to his church, Notre Dame, and to his family, friends and community.

He is survived by his fiancé, Loni Meinen, children Chris (Danette) Turany, of Zimmerman, MN; Michelle (Dale) Harris of Eau Claire and Lisa (Ben) Kummer of Plymouth, MN, grandchildren Nicholas, Tanner (Chloe), Rachael, Haley, Jacob and Leo, sister Charlotte (Tom) Yohnk of Cornell, brothers Tom (Kathy) Turany of Jim Falls and Steve (Teresa) Turany of Cornell; brother -in-law, Dale Yohnk of Gilberts, IL. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and sister, Corine Yohnk.

Memories of his kindness and willingness to help anyone in need will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 14, at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls with The Very Rev. Jesse Burish as celebrant of the funeral Mass. Inurnment will be in the Hope Mausoleum, Chippewa Falls. Military rites will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. up until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 14 at Notre Dame Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Notre Dame Catholic Church or to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Research in his name.


Funeral services for David H. Turany were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 14 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls.

The Very Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the funeral Mass assisted by Deacon Kevin DeCook and Mass server, Matt Elstran. Military rites were conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council with Taps played by Ryan Roach.

Music during the Mass was provided by Beth Martinek and Sue Van de Loo. Readings were given by Steve Turany and Kasan Yohnk-Lockwood. Gift bearers were Jacob Harris and Leo Kummer.

Casket bearers were Dale Harris, Ben Kummer, Craig McDonald, Derek, Nicholas, and Tanner Turany.


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August 14, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church (Chippewa Falls)

Funeral Mass
August 14, 2023

11:00 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church (Chippewa Falls)

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