Individual Details

Leo Turkel

(21 Nov 1917 - 12 Jan 2010)

Leo remembers seeing Lindbergh flying his plane over the football stadium that was across the street from where he lived in his childhood.

Leo Turkel Leo Turkel, age 92, of Austin, Texas, died January 12, 2010. Leo was born to Simon and Jennie Turkel in Omaha, Nebraska on November 21, 1917. He attended the University of Nebraska and attained Bachelors and Law degrees. After moving to Des Moines, Iowa, Leo met and married Mary Sofen on February 5, 1943. Daughters Sandra Marilyn and Rosalie Ann were added to the family. Leo made his career in the glassware business, working primarily in the Chicago area. The family moved to Park Forest, Illinois, in 1953, and remained in the Chicago area until Leo's retirement. In 1984 Leo and Mary relocated to Austin, Texas. Leo is predeceased by his parents, a brother, Harold, and daughter Sandra. Surviving family members are wife Mary (pictured above), daughter Rosalie and husband Tom, granddaughter Shari Begun and husband Fred, grandson Kevin Cripps and wife Elisa, son-in-law Stan Rosenfeld and wife Maria, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Leo was a loving and generous person. He loved to engage all he encountered in conversation. With the advent of E-Mail, Leo kept current with scores of relatives and friends, always sharing the accomplishments of those near and dear to him. He read widely, especially autobiographies and remained cognitively sharp until his final days. A devoted Cornhusker fan, Leo supported the Big Red sports teams avidly. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, 14501 N-IH 35 in Pflugerville, Texas. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Austin or Temple Beth Israel.


Alt nameLevi Turkel
Birth21 Nov 1917Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
Residence1920Ward 3 - Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
OccupationAbt 1928worked for his uncle in his poultry and egg plant - Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Residence1930F Street, Lincoln, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
Residence1930Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Education1934Irving Junior High School, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Residence1935Lincoln High School, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
Education1938 - 1939University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
Residence1940Age: 23; RelationToHead: Self - Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, USA
Military16 Oct 1940WWII Draft - Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
ResidenceBet 1941 and 1953Des Moines IA
ResidenceBef 1941Lincoln, NE
Graduation1941University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
Marriage5 Feb 1943Des Moines, Dallas, Iowa, United States - Mary Sofen
Occupation1946Office Manager - 728 Oakland av, Des Moines, Dallas, Iowa, United States
Residence1950Occupation: Office Manager - Des Moines, Dallas, Iowa, United States
Soc Sec NoBef 1951Nebraska
ResidenceBet 1953 and 1984Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Retirement1982 - 201078745 - 11008 Jollyville, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Residence199278759-4856 - 11008 Jollyville Rd Apt 228, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Email2000 - 2010Obsolete -, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Death12 Jan 201078745 - Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
BurialAft 12 Jan 2010Pflugerville, Travis, Texas, United States


SpouseMary Sofen (1921 - 2010)
ChildSandra Marilyn "Sandy" Turkel (1944 - 1999)
ChildRosalie Turkel
FatherSimon Shemaya Turkel (1891 - 1925)
MotherJennie "Sure" Mozer (1893 - 1968)
SiblingHarold Turkel (1920 - 1992)