GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Monday, April 25, 2005


Renette Leona Turbak

HAVRE - Renette Leona (Bogut) Turbak, 86, of Havre, a retired stenographer for the Great Northern Railroad, died of natural causes Friday at Northern Montana Hospital.

Rosary is 6:30 this evening followed by a prayer vigil at 7 at Holland and Bonine Funeral Home in Havre. Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, followed by a fellowship at St. Jude Parish Center.

Renette is survived by four daughters, Judy (Ed) Matter and Julie Turbak, all of Havre, Jan (John) Miller of Tulsa, Okla., and Jeanne (Mike) Kase of Billings; a brother, John Bogut of Sun City, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Renette Leona (Bogut) Turbak was born June 8, 1918, in Bogut, Mont., to Victor and Anna (Pilarski) Bogut. She lived in several Montana cities until she moved to Havre in 1929. Renette graduated from Havre High School in 1937.

She worked as a stenographer for the chief dispatcher at the Great Northern Railroad. She retired from that position and married George Turbak at St. Jude Catholic Church on August 10, 1940. Later Renette worked at Clacks Hardware, Browns Hardware and Morrison Drug.

She was active in many church activities such as Cursillo, Search, Altar Society, Worship Commission and Catholic Daughters. She was a member of Blue Horizon RV Chapter, and enjoyed camping and loved people.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George Turbak; a daughter, Joan Turbak; five brothers, Edward, Leonard, Floyd, Bernard and Victor Jr.; and two sisters, Irene and Gertrude.

Memorials in Renette's honor may be made to the St. Jude Educational Trust, PO Box 407 Havre, MT 59501 or to a memorial of one's choice.