September 10, 1946 - April 5, 2019
Michael L. Turner, age 72, of Lerna, IL passed away at 8:24 P.M., Friday, April 5, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. A funeral service in his honor will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938; Reverend Mark Lawson will officiate. A committal service will immediately follow in Bethel Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by Charleston VFW Post 1592. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening, April 10, 2019 after 5:00 P.M at the funeral home. Michael was born on September 10, 1946 in Mattoon, IL the son of John F. and Nina C. (Peterson) Turner. He Married Sharon L. Roberts on November 10, 1967 in Charleston, IL. Michael is survived by his wife of over fifty years, Sharon Turner of Lerna, IL; two children, Bill M. Turner and wife Tricia of Ashmore, IL, Shawna L. Webb and husband Justin of Fort Carson, CO; six grandchildren, Madison T. Toner and husband Zach of Fort Rucker, AL, Jacob M. Turner of Ashmore, IL, Tanner D. Coffey of Jacksonville, FL, Amber M. Turner of Portland, TX, Tyler K. Webb of Fort Carson, CO, Heather M. Turner of Ashmore, IL; one great-grandchild on the way; two brothers, Richard C. Turner and wife Theresa of Bartlesville, OK, Lowell G. Adkins and wife Robin of Pegram, TN; one sister, Joyce Hawkins and husband Jim of Mattoon, IL; and many nieces and nephews. Michael is preceded in death by his parents; one son, John W. Turner; and one brother, Fred Turner. Michael proudly served our country in the navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was employed by Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL in the maintenance department and a former employee of Trailmobile in Charleston, IL. He was member of Allied Industrial Workers Union Local 591 of Charleston, IL, and Charleston VFW. He was a former member of Charleston Moose Lodge, Charter Member of Lerna Lions Club, and former volunteer for over twenty years and current honorary member of Lincoln Fire Protection District at Station 2. Michael enjoyed watching and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. He treasured his family and all the wonderful memories they made. Michael was always there to brighten the lives of others. Memorials in Michael’s honor may be made to Charleston VFW Post 1592, 1821 20th Street, Charleston, IL 61920 or donor’s choice. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in his honor or share a memory with the family.
Michael L. Turner, age 72, of Lerna, IL passed away at 8:24 P.M., Friday, April 5, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. A funeral service in his honor will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Mitchell-Jerdan... View Obituary & Service Information
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