Obit: Turner, Larry (1938 - 2019)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Turner, Geoffroy, Stone, Spak, Falcone, Meier, Rosekrans

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/27/2019

Turner, Larry (5 August 1938 – 26 October 2019) With Flag

Larry Turner, 81, of Neillsville died Oct. 26, 2019, at Alfredo Gonzalez State Veterans Home in McAllen, TX.

Larry was born Aug. 5, 1938, in Neillsville to Jean (Seller) and Orville Turner. He was the first baby to be born by cesarean section at the old Neillsville Hospital with Drs. Milton and Sarah Rosekrans attending.

Larry grew up in Chicago, IL. In 1956, he graduated from York High School, Elmhurst, IL. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving from 1956 through 1960, as a fireman in crash rescue, stationed in Portland, OR, and Libya, North Africa. Larry married Janice Geoffroy May 20, 1961, in Oak Park, IL. Larry worked for Pinkerton’s Detective Agency as a detective in Chicago for four years, then as a dispatcher and traffic manager for Allied Van Lines for 13 years in Chicago, Milwaukee and central Illinois.

Larry and Jan returned to Neillsville and bought a tavern, “Turner’s Inn,” which they operated for 10 years. Larry also worked at the Neillsville Post Office as a rural mail carrier for 23 years before retiring. He and Jan traveled all over the U.S. and Canada, settling down in Mission, TX. Larry loved fishing in Canada, traveling, playing golf, canoe trips, making maple syrup while in Neillsville and watching the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Chicago Black Hawks.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Jan; son Geoff (Stacie); daughter Lorrie (John Stone); three grandchildren, Miranda and Kelsey Stone and Joshua Turner; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dr. Mike and Nancy Spak; also, very special nephews, John Falcone (Ira) and Tony (Debbie) Falcone; nieces Christi Spak and Danielle Meier (Dean); great-nephews, Dominic and Vice Falcone; great-nieces Kylie and Julia; and many cousins.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held sometime in the future.



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