In Memory Of

Gregory J. "Stretch" Turenne

August 25, 1964 - April 18, 2024

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 - 12:00 PM
St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Full Obituary

     GREGORY J. "STRETCH" TURENNE, age 59, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at Aspirus Stanley Hospital in Stanley, WI.  Funeral services will be held at 12PM on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp.  Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9AM until the time of service.  Rev. Stanislaus Michael Antony will officiate, and burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Withee, WI.  Pallbearers will be: Jeff Turenne, Jim Turenne, John Abramczak, Jamis Anderson, Doug Lehman, and Knute Lindquist. 
     Gregory Jerome Turenne was born on August 25, 1964, in Chippewa Falls, WI to Fred J. and Brenda M. (Luzinski) Turenne.  He was raised and received his education in Thorp, graduating from Thorp High School in 1983.  Gregg then attended District One Technical Institute in Eau Claire, WI, where he earned degrees in Refrigeration Servicing and Vocational Truck Driving.  He moved to Texas and worked for a company installing sewers and water lines.  Gregg returned to Thorp and started his own business, Turenne Repair/Skid Steer Rental.  He was united in marriage to Michelle M. Bauer on May 5, 1990 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp.  In 1996, they started Turenne Livestock in Thorp, specializing in direct marketing of livestock.  In 2002, they expanded their direct market business to Bloomer, WI, and in July 2006 they expanded their business to a state-of-the-art sale barn known as Turenne Livestock Market-Thorp.  After many successful years they sold their business in May 2022.  After retiring from the livestock business, he enjoyed expanding/managing his many Real Estate adventures.
     He enjoyed volunteering his time to many events and was a former consultant for Ag Loans at Northwestern Bank.
     Gregg had many interests, especially deer hunting, making the Pope & Young record book.  He enjoyed building luxury tree stands for himself and family members, making new friends in his daily travels, attending Packer games, watching the Brewers, and LOVED scratch-off tickets.
     He will be dearly missed by his wife, Michelle, of Thorp; three sons: Matthew (Kelli) of Cadott, Andrew (Brooke Haas) of Charleston, SC, and Alexander (Larissa) of Thorp; three grandchildren: RaeElla, Traeger and Alani Turenne; three siblings: Jeff (Karen) of Thorp, Jim (Lisa) of Merrill, WI, Lisa (Doug) Lehman of Spencer, WI; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.
     Gregg was preceded in death by his parents.
     Gregg truly had a love for introducing hunting to the younger generation, therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the “First Hunt Foundation, Taylor County Chapter”  c/o Jenna Zenner, W7052 Perkinstown Avenue, Medford, WI  54451.