- Vern 91, died Sunday, July 12
in Stayton, Oregon. He was born in Petersburg, NE on April
4, 1924. Vern grew up in Raeville, Nebraska and
lived and worked on a farm. When WWII came along he
enlisted in the US Navy and upon completion of his duty was
moved to California and was employed by the County of Los
Angeles Road Dept as a Master Mechanic from 1954 though 1981
at which time he retired and moved to Mehama, OR. He
purchased 6 acres that bordered the Santiam River and enjoyed
working his little piece of heaven for the next 30 years.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and socializing, especially
dancing the polka.
enjoyed traveling and had visited Israel, Egypt, Alaska and
the Panama Canal on some of his trips along with several
cruises. Vern was a faithful member of the Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church, Elks Club and Golf Club in
survived by his daughter Patricia Turner of Montclair, CA
along with two brothers: Edward of Cedar Rapids, IA and
Sylvester of Eudora, AK. He is also survived by two
sisters, Delores Wiehn of Carroll, IA and Darlene Roberts of
Mt. Pleasant, SC; grandsons Chad Turner of Vancouver, WA and
Brandon Turner of Kent, WA; great-grandson Tristan.
Vern was preceded in death by son Terrance Turner and
grandson Matthew Turner. He was also preceded in death
by his parents John and Elizabeth Turner, brothers: Joseph,
Leonard, Julius, and Johnnie; sisters: Helen, Marie and Betty
will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Mass
of Christian Burial will be Friday, July
17, 2015 at 11:00 at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in Stayton, OR. Internment will be in St.
Bonaventure Cemetery in Raeville, NE. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.