Harper Anthony Turek, 26

WILMINGTON — Harper Anthony Turek 26, of Wilmington, died while in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Harper was born in Chicago, IL on November 6, 1994, the son of Daniel Anthony Turek and Kelly Elizabeth Huffman Turek. Harper was a 2013 graduate of Coastal Christian High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University in 2018 where he majored in English. Harper loved tweeting, playing board games, his family, politics, cats, dogs, being licked by cats and dogs, stand-up comedy, friends, hugs, Halloween, but most of all being licked by cats and dogs. Harper was kind to everyone.

In addition to his parents, he leaves his brother Nathan Turek; Paternal Grandparents Jerry and Sue Turek; Maternal Grandparents Harper and Shirley Huffman; aunts and uncles Abby and Bill Pulley, Hope and Bruce Hedrick and Cliff and Kelly Schubert; and his cousins Ryan, Jake, Austin, Luke, Carson, Finley, and Baker. Preceding him in death was his Aunt Cindy Schubert.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Coastal Christian High School, 1150 The King’s Highway in Wilmington.

Harper, you will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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