Mary Turbes

SLEEPY EYE – Mary Turbes , age 104, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 7 pm and will continue on Tuesday from 7:30 until 10 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a Parish Prayer service at 5pm Monday at the funeral home.

Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10:30 am.

Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

On line condolences may be left for the family at

Mary Turbes was born on May 31, 1909 on the family farm near Sleepy Eye the daughter of Joseph & Mary (Mathiowetz) Goblirsch. She attended country school and later St. Mary’s School in Sleepy Eye. She was united in marriage to George Fischer on October 17, 1932 in Sleepy Eye. He preceded her in death in 1958. In 1960 she moved into Sleepy Eye and went to work at Divine Providence Community Home. She was united in marriage to George Turbes on February 5, 1962 in Sleepy Eye. Mary retired after 17 years in 1979. George preceded her in death in 1991. Mary continued to live in Sleepy Eye moving to Divine in 2013. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Mary enjoyed her flower garden, reading, watching TV and visiting with people.Survivors include her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands George Fischer & George Turbes, sister, Katherine Hillesheim, brothers, Peter, Frank, Albert, Otto, George & Michael.

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