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John Turner - Year Entered 1967

John Turner

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08/15/14 04:53 PM #1    

Cledice Decker (1959)

From Barbara Hotz Turner:

Deceased Classmate: John Michael Turner
Date Of Birth: 02-06-1949
Date Deceased: 01-10-2010
Age at Death: 61
Cause of Death: embolism of the brain
Classmate City: St. Joseph
Classmate State: MO
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No 
Survived By: Barbara Hotz Turner and two daughters, Sharon Turner and Elizabeth Spencer

He graduated in 1971 and moved back to Kansas, then settled in Missouri. He went to apprentice school to become a journeyman Iron Worker. He was able to retire at age 55 and enjoyed golf very much. He was also an ordained minister and served the St. Joseph congregation and traveled to Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA as well as Kansas City, MO. He had over 500 people at his memorial service. 


08/18/14 11:30 AM #2    

Linda Dorsey (Lapacka) (1967)

So sorry to hear about John. He was such an easy going person and always had a smile. Hadn't heard of his passing. Tom and I send condolences to his family.

Tom and Linda Lapacka

07/01/15 09:55 AM #3    

Richard Houghton (Scott) (1969)

John and I were pretty close during my year at AC (1969-'70), even though he was a junior that year, and I was a freshman, mostly because we hailed from around the same area (I was from Kansas City, Mo. and he was from nearby St. Joseph, Mo., at the time I believe, although he came from Atchison, Kansas originally).

Or perhaps I heard he moved to St. Joe later, possibly.

The best time I can recall was when the two of us planted ourselves in the third floor Grove Terrace lounge chairs to watch the Kansas City Chiefs super bowl playoff against the Minnesota Vikings on January 11, 1970, when the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV, to a whole lot of whooping, hollering and rejoicing from John and me!

John was a big bear of a guy, but a lot friendlier than Yogi, and a little smarter than the average AC student, although he would have been embarassed by the compliment, I'm sure.

So sorry to hear John's no longer around, to grace us with his big Atchison, Kansas born and bred grin and infectuous sense of humor.

Sad condolences to his wife Barbara (nee Hotz), their two daughters, and any other family, friends and acquaintences of John. He is missed for sure!

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