Obit: Turner, William Milton #2 (1922 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bedale, Bennett, Clark, Collins, Cynor, Edblom, Gohde, Hughes, Jankee, JuVette, Karbon, Oman, Turner, Velie, Woodrum, Worden

----Source: The Cornell Courier - Sentinel (Cornell, WI) 8/03/2018

Turner, William “Bill” Milton (22 AUG 1922 - 1 AUG 2018)

William “Bill” Milton Turner, 95, Holcombe, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Bill was born to Luther Paul and Jessie (Clark) Turner, in La Junta, Colo, Aug. 22, 1922.
When he was two years old, his mother passed away, and the family moved to Springfield, Ill. Bill attended Bunn School, where he graduated from the eighth grade in 1937.

He held various jobs until he enlisted in the United States Navy at 19. After serving the duration of World War II, he was honorably discharged. Bill then married Lois Jane Bedale, also from Springfield, Ill., and they later moved to Clark County, where they farmed together until his wife’s passing in 1989. Bill continued to farm and farmed for 40 years.

While still farming, Bill began his ministry at Martin Mission Church in rural Holcombe, in 1971, where he lovingly served as pastor for 45 years. Bill married Winona Mae JuVette in 2001,and moved to Holcombe, where together, he and Winona enjoyed God’s blessing and provision for the next 17 years. A man of great faith, secure hope, abundant love and unpredictable humor, he will be sorely missed by all who loved and knew him.

He is survived by his wife – Winona; his children – Dan (Pam Worden) Turner, Elk Grove, Calif., Timber Turner, Chippewa Falls, Tyler (Marlene Jankee) Turner, Owen, Billie (Ken) Edblom, Withee, John (MaryAnn Collins) Turner, Little Rock, Ark., and Clark (Terri Karbon) Turner, Withee; stepdaughters – Mona (John) Hughes, Andover, Minn., and Rebecca (David) Gohde, Holcombe; 34 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife – Lois, Withee; brother – John O. Turner, Little Rock, Ark.; sister – Helen Woodrum, Mesa, Ariz.; half-brother – Dale Turner, Springfield, Ill.; half-sister – Betty Lou Bennett, Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren – Amanda, Andrea and Tyler A. Turner, Owen; stepdaughter – Wendy Velie, Eau Claire; and infant step-grandson – Nathan Cynor, Holcombe.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at the Lake Holcombe Town Hall, with Pastor Ken Oman officiating. Interment will be at the Martin Mission Cemetery in Holcombe, following the funeral service.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:20 a.m., Friday morning, at the town hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given.

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