Sandra “Sandy” Ruth Tursky, 79, Green Bay, joined her beloved husband Jim in heaven on Monday, September 27, 2021. She was born on August 21, 1942, in New Franken to the late Carl and Pearl (Greiling) Basten. Sandy graduated from East High School with the class of 1960. On October 17, 1964, she married Jim Tursky at St. Killian’s Catholic Church in New Franken and enjoyed 40 years together until his passing on September 21, 2004. She was employed at Mrs. Karl’s Bakery and later at St. Philip and St. Bernard Catholic Churches. Sandy was proud of her work and was always willing to go the extra mile to help someone. She had an extensive collection of memorabilia for Elvis Presley, her favorite singer and the Packers, her beloved football team. She also enjoyed collecting pigs. Sandy enjoyed traveling, theatre, holidays, and golfing. She had a strong commitment to her faith. Sandy treasured time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was known for her good sense of humor. When it came to cooking, she believed ice cream with chocolate should be considered a meal.
Sandy will be sadly missed by her children, Sheryl (Steve) Malcore, Green Bay and their children, Brent, Brooke, and Bailee Malcore; Jodi (David) Wangerin, Greenleaf and their daughter, Kara (Jordan) Huss; Jay (Kristi) Tursky, Wrightstown and their children Matthew, Bradley, and Kia (Aaron) Vanden Bush; great grandchildren: Madelyn, Brody, Kolbie, and Conlan; brother, Harlan Basten; sister, June (Roger) Gilsoul; sisters-in law, Nancy Basten and Carole Basten and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald, Barry, Gale Basten and infant brother Gary; sister-in-law Carol Basten; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Austin and Verna Mott.
Family and friends may come to Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Thursday, September 30, from 4:00 p.m. until the Parish Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Drive, on Friday, October 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Mark VanderSteeg and Rev. Dave Pleier concelebrating. Sandy will be entombed at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
The family extends a special thank you to the staffs from Oak Park Place and Compassus for their care, love, and support. The family also extends a heartfelt thank you to their special friends Mary and Kim.
In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy the family asks that memorials be made out to the local Alzheimer’s Association, 3313 Packerland Dr. Ste E, De Pere, WI 54115, in honor of Sandy.