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Daniel A.  Turluck
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    415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D
    Woodbury, NY 11797

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“I worked with Dan at MPI Research. Just a straight up good person who always went out of his way to say hello and share a word or two. Rest in Peace...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Rob Genis - Kalamazoo, MI

“My deepest condolences to the Turluck family. We grew up in the same neighborhood and rode the same school bus. May he find peace and joy in our Lord...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Marcia Schleicher - Sheboygan, WI

capsaicin: a bit piquant, like Daniel “I had the honor or being recruited by Daniel to be his "boss" at KAR Bioanalytical (has anyone ever been Daniel's boss?). We managed difficult times...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Terry Podoll - Seattle, WA

“My condolences to you and your family. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Robert Turluck jr - Byron, IL

“I worked with Dan in the Drug Metabolism/PK-PD group at either Upjohn, Pharmacia-Upjohn, Pharmacia, and/or Pfizer. Sorry to learn about his way to...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Frank Schwende - Fort Collns, CO

“Dan was a smart man with a fun sense of humor. He will be missed by many. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Ashley Brant - Ann Arbor

“Dear Laura and Family:Please accept our condolences and deep regret for the passing of your memorable Dad. May God bless him and may you find joy...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: K & M Olsson - IL

“As long-time members of the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club, Stu and I are so very sad to hear of Dan's passing. Although he never quite caught the ...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie and Stu Pettitt - Plymouth, MI

“Gail,so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Larry Taunt - East Grand Rapids, MI

“Gail, Laura and Neal, I am so extremely sorry and saddened to hear about the loss of your husband and father. Unfortunately, the Kindseth family...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: - Normal, IL

“Gail, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I'm so very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. God be with you. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Alexandra Spaulding

“Gail, I'm so sorry to hear this. I've been there as you know. Peace & blessings to you and your family.Bonnie ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Bonnie Cleasby - Richland, MI

“I knew Dan for almost 20 years as a colleague at Parke-Davis (later Pfizer) in Ann Arbor. We shared many conversations in the lab, cafeteria and...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Bill Bullen - Youngsville, NC

“Dang. This caught me by surprise. Dan helped me out with equipment when I was on the road. He was way more than just a roadie. He was my friend. We...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Scott Sherman - Cato, WI

“Both Katie and I are sincerely sorry to learn of your loss.... ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Katie & Christy Dolfman - Delton, MI

“May God wrap you in his loving arms during this time of loss. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Mavis - Sheboygan Falls, WI

“I worked with Dan at Parke-Davis/Warner Lambert way back in the day (late 1980s)! He was a wonderful person, always generous in sharing his...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Claudia Krcmarik - Ann Arbor, MI

“My thoughts and prayers to the Turluck/McCarthy family! May you find peace and healing in your near future. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Sarah Kaspar - Forest Park, IL

“Gail, I am sorry for your loss. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Betsy Barrett

“Had a great conversation with Dan at our 40th class reunion last September. So sorry to hear of his passing. Such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Michael Debbink - Mequon, WI

“I am very sorry to learn of Dan's passing.He was a great guy, fun to talk with, a hard worker and a good chemist as well!Please know that I will be...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Mike Coon - Chaska, MN - Coworker

“Daniel was a wonderful teacher, mentor, and manager to me. We shared an office and a lot of laughs. He helped many of us become the successful...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Jason Shade - Kalamazoo, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Dan met Gail when Gail and I were roommates - - way back when. Good times, fond memories. RIP, Dan. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Pat Sammataro - Madison, WI

“Cancer rears its ugliness once again. Rest in peace Uncle Daniel. Love you! ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Patricia Weigert - WI - family


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Daniel A. Turluck of Gull Lake (Richland), MI


Daniel, age 59, died Monday evening, June 26, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI following a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.

Daniel, the son of George and Esther (Weber) Turluck, was born in Sheboygan, WI on March 8, 1958, and grew up on a dairy farm near Five Corners, WI. He graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1976, attended the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Center, and was a 1985 graduate of the University of Wisconsin with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He was a Pharmaceutical Research Chemist at Raltech and Hazleton Laboratories in Madison, WI; Parke-Davis and Warner-Lambert in Ann Arbor, MI and Pfizer, Inc., in Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, MI (a 20 year run); KAR Laboratories and KAR Bioanalytical in Kalamazoo, MI; Physicians Toxicology Laboratories in Kalamazoo, MI; and MPI Research, Inc. of Mattawan, MI for the past 3 years. He was a member of the teams that developed Lipitor, Lyrica and others, contributing to the health of millions around the world. Daniel was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church of Augusta, MI; the American Chemical Society and the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association. Daniel enjoyed home improvement, Wisconsin Badgers Basketball and Football, shooting pool and a fine craft beer.

Daniel was united in marriage to the former Gail McCarthy at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Wilmette, IL on June 6, 1981. Surviving is his wife of 36 years, Gail; his daughter, Laura C. (Justin Heiser) Beck of Chicago, IL; his son, Neal S. Turluck of Richland; his mother, Esther Turluck of Sheboygan Falls, WI; two sisters, Edith (Jerry Baird) Rohrbeck of Kohler, WI and Barbara (Giorgio Stumpanato) Adams of Hudson, FL; two brothers, David Turluck of Sheboygan, WI and Steven (Nermina) Turluck of Germany; his father-in-law, Gene McCarthy and step-mother-in-law, Mary McCarthy of Chicago, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Daniel was preceded in death by his father, George in 2007, and sisters, Mary Niedfeldt in 2007 and Nancy Ploeckelman in 2008.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012 with Father John D. Fleckenstein, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Daniel's family will greet friends on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the St. Ann Social Hall.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 30th at 4:00 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 319 Giddings Ave, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 53085, with Father Robert J. Lotz, Celebrant. Daniel's family will greet family and friends on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Blessed Trinity Social Hall. Final private interment will be in St. Rose Cemetery, Town of Lima, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Daniel's honor may be directed to The Lustgarten Foundation, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-692-6022) is assisting Daniel's family with his arrangements.