Charles Edward Turk, 75, Noblesville, died April 3 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. He was born Nov. 21, 1941, to the late Charles and Louise (Neiger) Turk in Beech Grove, Ind.
After graduating from Howe High School, Ed attended Indiana University and went on to work in installation for Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent Technologies for 37 years. Ed enjoyed attending sporting events, plays and concerts, as well as researching genealogy and dancing.
He was an avid sports fan who cheered on the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Hoosiers and Butler Bulldogs and, in his younger years, coached youth sports. He especially loved attending any event in which his grandchildren participated as their biggest supporter.
Ed truly enjoyed his life through simple pleasures: being with friends and family, dining out and spending time with his nine grandchildren and great-grandson. He had a wonderful sense of humor and spirit. With his big heart, Ed was extremely generous and had an uncanny ability to reach people in a meaningful and positive way.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Turk, children Louis Dewayne (Barbara) Turk, Carl Edward (Barbara) Turk and Jennifer Ann (David) Bigley, brother Ronald (Carol) Turk, grandchildren Tyler (Anne), Kyleigh (Matt), Jordan, Mia, Cooper, Kirby, Norah, Lucas and Kiera, great-grandson Charles Michael, two nieces and one nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MDS Foundation, 4573 S. Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620; or Make-A-Wish Foundation, 7330 Woodland Dr., Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46278.