Emma "Nikki" Tuerk

February 1, 1931 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 89)


Emma "Nikki" Tuerk, 89, of Simpsonville, SC, died Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Harmony at Five Forks. Born February 1, 1931 in Raleigh, NC, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Betty Keith Mingia. Mrs. Tuerk was a retired secretary with the Treasury Department. She enjoyed singing especially opera, loved bird watching, and was an avid reader. Survivors include her son, Edward Wesley Tuerk of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Anna Tuerk Kates (Robert) of Petaluma, CA, and grandchildren, Elizabeth Summers Kates of Bellingham, WA and Allison Marie Kates of Crystal Lake, IL. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward Frank Tuerk. No local services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 901 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Emma "Nikki" Tuerk please visit our Sympathy Store.

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