On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, James E. Turner, faithful husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 75.
Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Kathleen (Karrer) and his children Dan (Amber Turner), Mary (Tim Toepel), Elizabeth (Dale Kandziora), and Jill (Chad Gorectke). He was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Freeman and his youngest son Jimmy. He will always be remembered by his brother Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jerold E. Turner of Phoenix, AZ, 12 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Jim was born to Elinor and Lt. Col. U.S. Army Earl Turner on September 8, 1943. He graduated from the University of Missouri and started his teaching career at Hopkins Street School in Milwaukee in 1967, where he met his wife Kathleen. Throughout his entire 35-year career he taught within the Milwaukee Public School System, retiring in 2006. He loved teaching and he loved kids. Jim was an active member of St. Charles serving as an usher. After retirement he spent his summers at Silver Spring Golf Club as a senior league coordinator. He was actively involved with his children’s activities and followed his grandchildren’s events closely. He loved his family, golf and traveling to foreign countries.
Visitation will be held on Monday February 18, 2019 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Hartland from 9:30 until a Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM followed by a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Special Olympics or American Heart Association.
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