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William Dean Turk

08/06/1937 - 01/21/2022
Service Date: 01/31/2022
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mezona Ward) - 1054 W. 2nd Place, Mesa, Az 85201
Visitation Date: 01/31/2022
Visitation Time: 10:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 1054 W. 2nd Place, Mesa, Az 85201
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Dean Turk was born August 6, 1937 in Miami, Arizona to Dick and Wilma Turk, and he passed away at his home in Mesa, Arizona on January 21, 2022 under the care of his loving wife, Marsha. He lived his whole life in the East Valley.

Dean went to work full-time at a very early age at Brown and Hoeye Chevrolet, where he learned auto body painting and auto mechanics; over time he became an expert in both these vocations. Cars became a huge part of Dean’s life.  He loved to build them and race them. Before he was 20 years old he became a professional drag racer sponsored by local auto dealerships. Professionally Dean was known for his attention to detail in building high performance engines and their components. He loved and participated in sports of every kind.

Dean was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he loved to help others. As a father to Terry, Randy and Misty, Dean was always loving and kind. His dedication to his family was never in doubt, and his care and concern extended to many grandchildren, great grandchildren… and indeed, to all who knew him.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

Condolences

  • Uncle Dean God’s Speed.

  • Marsha,
    My condolences to your loss off Dean,
    In my youth Dean helped us learn performance mechanics in his shop on standage.
    I’m sure my dad and Dean are talking cars right now. I’m sure that Barry and Harold were waiting for their brother.
    Most of all, I’m sure that he is at peace, and happy.
    He was a great man.
    I’m sure he will be missed by many.

  • John andJenny Sereno

    Our Condolences go out to the family,He will be missed ,we had a great time working together I will miss Him .

  • Uncle Dean what great memories I have of you in my life. Growing up around you and Vida,Terry Randy and Misty is a very special memory in my heart. Much love and God speed uncle Dean. I love you.

  • Uncle Dean what great memories I have of you in my life. Growing up around you,Vida,Terry, Randy and Misty is a very special memory in my heart. Much love and God speed uncle Dean. I love you.

  • Rest in Peace! You were one of my favorites among the many drivers and mechanics for my father, Braz.

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