Mass of Christian Burial for Donald Bernard Turner, 81, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Private family inurnment services will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Turner died July 21, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Turner was born September 8, 1927, in St. Cloud, MN, the son of Edward and Francis (Brown) Turner.
He was a member of the United States Coast Guard. He worked for the Lawrence Unified School District #497 until his retirement. He was a member of the F.O.E. #409—Lawrence and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
He married Rita H. Saatzer on November 26, 1949, in St. Cloud, MN. She preceded him in death on November 13, 1999.
Survivors include: one son Douglas E. Turner and his wife, Martha, Southlake, TX; two daughters, Linda, M. Turner and Terri T. Turner, both of Olathe, KS; a sister, Carol Rechtzigel and husband, Lou, Slayton, MN; two grandchildren Michael J. and Jamie Dosia and four great grandchildren: Tyler, Lara, Chloe, Lily.
The family will greet friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Heart of America Hospice or Lawrence Memorial Hospital—Palliative Care and sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolence may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com; Subject: Turner.