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LaVern A Turner
April 4, 1924 July 12, 2015

Stayton - 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 honorably discharged.

Vern 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.

Vern 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 Stayton, OR. 

He is 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 Jo.

Vern 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.

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