Scott J. Turchin, age 51, of Parkers Prairie, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Alomere Health in Alexandria.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with Rev. Kirk Lee and Rev. Mark Schwarz officiating. Music is provided by organist, Maureen Diedrich and vocalist, David Koep.
A visitation is 5-7 pm., Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service.
Scottie Joseph was born on February 7, 1969, to LeRoy and Deloris (Snook) Turchin in Wadena, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Elmo Lutheran Church. He grew up in Parkers Prairie where he attended public school. Scott graduated from Detroit Lakes Technical College where he earned a degree in auto body repair. Following his education, he worked for Midwest Telephone and then for R& R Ready Mix where he drove cement pump truck until recently becoming the manager of the gravel pit. He was united in marriage to Veronica “Ronni” Looker on September 7, 1996, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. Scott was a former member of Elmo Lutheran Church and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was a charter member of the B.S. & Dirty Joke Club. He enjoyed hunting at a cabin in Butler, fishing and more fishing, and gambling. He especially loved his grandchildren and dog, Dutchess. He was known by many names including but not limited to Papa Turch, Scottie too Hotty, Sally the Sasquatch, and Father Joseph.
He was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Turchin.
Scott is survived by his wife of 24 years, Veronica “Ronni”; mother, Deloris Turchin of Parkers Prairie; two sons, Robin (Amy Eckstrom) Turchin and Colin (Shondel) Turchin both of Parkers Prairie; three daughters, Kristin (Scott Gerads) Turchin, Carly Turchin and Jacqueline Turchin all of Parkers Prairie; four sisters, Lorrie (Eddie Griffin) Turchin of Parkers Prairie, Karen Hess of Irmo, South Carolina, Helen Husfeldt of Henning, and Grace (Steve) Gruber of Jeffers; six grandchildren, Bayley, Averyana, Elliana, Mallory, Luna, Madilyn, and baby Weston; numerous nieces and nephews; and “adopted” kids, Dominique McGrath, Christian Lamb, Tyler Lamb, Jerry Lamb, and Hunter Lamb.
Urnbearers are Brian Wittrock, Justin Wittrock, Mike Schmidt, and Tony Roder. Honorary urnbearers are the R&R Crew and Papa Squat’s grandchildren.