Lemley Chapel
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Robert ‘Wolfman’ Turk Memorial
Robert ‘Wolfman’ Turk Memorial

Robert ‘Wolfman’ Turk

Robert ‘Wolfman’ Turk

Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Robert (Bob aka Wolfman) Curtis Turk was born September 6, 1949, in Bellingham, Washington to Curtis P. Turk and Violette V. Tyree passed away in his home on June 29, 2024.

He is survived by his twin sister, Becky Mitchell; son, Kori Turk and his wife Carolyn; daughter, Tawnya Kononen and her husband Matt, daughters Shilo Turk and Dusty Harvey, Lasha Belfield and her husband Chad and Carla’s daughter, Jamie Spiller and her husband Art; 6 grandchildren, Hannah Kononen, McKenna Kononen, Cameron Harvey, Caden Turk, Abby Spiller and Willa Spiller; nieces Amy Link, Jennifer Myers, and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Perry Johnson; his loves,  Pat Turk, Carla Crawford; brother-in-law, Bill Mitchell.

He retired from NAS Whidbey Island where he was a Civil Service worker. Our dad was Vietnam vet who enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, used to participate in motorcycle racing in his younger years, enjoyed traveling, camping, hunting, and fishing. Dad believed with his whole heart Bigfoot is among us. He was an animal lover with many special pets during his life. He and his current dog, Reed, rescued each other in 2021 and have enjoyed a few wonderful years together.

We would like to extend a special thank you to his lifelong friends Ron & Mary Holmes, Annette & Pat Mousel, Kim & Radford Hembree, Jim & Diane Abbott, good friend Tamia King, and friend & spiritual advisor Sandi Nightingale. There are so many more wonderful friends to thank. We appreciate all your friendship, love, support, and caring over his lifetime. Our dad was very fortunate to have all of you in his life.

Share your memories of Bob and sign the online guest register.


  • Gemze

    Dear family,
    In some ways, you are “our family” as well by our longtime connection to the Turks. Beginning with our daughters in 1st grade and continuing on forever and ever. They were twins. Bob, we remember the faith you had in our daughter Lasha as a track star, and willing to coach her into youth Olympics many years past. You were always SO giving and good. You will be missed, and our only regret is not having more time spent with you. Such a fine human being. Thank you for being who you were.

  • Jim Belfield

    Hey Bob, Your son Kori put it well when he talked about the wisdom that you possessed. You were not a fool for anyone. Maybe for your kids once in a while. We had so many good times when we rode our Harley’s in the sun. Except for the one time on the Poker Run (charity) when we got soaked in the rain. When we came to the end, you happened to be the winner. When they presented you with a big check, you handed it back. You always shared and handed life back all your days. I would be honored to ride with you when I get there. No pain, no rain anymore. Love You dearly Bob.

  • Lonnie Dalrymple

    Bob, I have thought of you often over the years since we worked in the sawmill in Sedro woolley together. Reading the comments of your friends and loved ones let’s me know you were surrounded by family and friends and had a good life. My thoughts go out to those who miss you most and wish them well.

  • Sally Straathof

    May Peace be with you Bob. Your pain is gone and you now have an everlasting life surrounding you. We have so many memories of high school, families, camping, and the privilege of knowing you and Becky for so many years. You will always be part of our crazy SWHS Class of 1967 – God Speed to you Bob ❤️

  • Susan Custance

    My condolences to all of Bob and Becky’s families. Please know how much Bob was loved, and will be missed, by his many friends in the class of’67! Throughout his illness he was always in our thoughts and prayers…and it was so wonderful to see him at one of our gatherings just a few months ago! Rest in peace Bob.

  • Annette & Pat

    We will miss you so much. Brother from another mother. Cannot imagine life without you in it. So many fun times. You are out of pain now. You may be gone, but you will always be with us.

  • Tamia King

    I don’t know where to even start. I am so blessed to know you and to call you my friend. You made it your mission to either scare or embarrass me and then we would laugh so much. I love you and will see you again one day when we meet up in heaven. Thank you for being such a blessing and good friend to me. I will miss you every day.

  • Sandi Nightingale

    Wish we had reconnected long ago. Sounds like you were a wonderful Father, husband, partner and friend to all who knew you. You get friends by being one and surely you have been a wonderful friend to so many. Your gentleness and kindness will be remembered…as will your love of all outdoors. My privilege to have reconnected these last few months. Look forward to seeing you again. With love to your family and friends. Good job caring for your dad, kids!!!! Nothing better you could have done for him!!

  • Kim Moore

    I have some wonderful family camping trip memories that include Bob and his dog Reed that will be with me forever. My heart goes out to his remaining family, heaven gained a good man.

  • Jackson Browning

    Turkey Man , I hope they have top shelf golden Cadillac margaritas in heaven for you. I remember you trying to cross the Nooksack in your Corvair and found out it wasn’t a boat. We had to call your dad to come to the rescue . Will miss you buddy.

  • Kathy Holt

    Stories of you Bob, have become a big part of our life! You have had quite an impact on those who knew you best, and us that were lucky enough to share in it!
    Have a great time in heaven and we will all see you again!

  • Michael and Alona Millison

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • Caden Turk

    Bob Turk was my Grandfather, he was a great Man and a great Grandpa, I will miss him Every Day, he was a wise man and I will never forget that. I believe I will see him in heaven one day. I loved him, I miss his laugh, he was funny, kind, and a great person. love you Grandpa, I will miss you.

  • Kori turk

    Hello Dad! you’re the best father a son could ever have. you were always there for me. your kindness and love of life, the way you spoke to others was a gift. you’re humor made life easier to get through and we had alot of laughter together and with our friends and family. I hope you’re having a great time in heaven! have a ice cold beer waiting for me when I arrive! I will pass on you’re lessons in this life that you have tought me. love you dad! until we come together again. we miss you!

  • Peter belanger

    to all of Bob’s family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man and was my family’s neighbor for many years. he will be missed.