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Obituary of Rev. Richard Allen Turner
Turner, Rev. Richard A.
Passed away on Saturday morning, July 29, 2023 at his residence in Saginaw. He was 92 years old. Richard Allen Turner was born on April 16, 1931 in Cass City, MI to the late Clarence and Thelma (Tomlinson) Turner. He married the lovely Mary Lee Wilson on September 5, 1953 in New Ulm, MN. Richard attended Caro High School and continued his education at Taylor University in Indiana earning a Bachelor’s Degree. He also earned his Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. Richard started his ministry while going to seminary school, retiring after 42 years of service. He served churches in Indiana and Michigan. Richard was a member of United Methodist Church for many years.
Richard loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and hunting. He and Mary Lee also enjoyed time on Bois Blanc Island where they had a cottage; they spent as much time there as they could.
Surviving are his loving wife of 70 years, Mary Lee Turner; children, Kathleen Jimenez, Jeffrey Turner and Darren (Amy)Turner; grandchildren, Anna Martinez, Phillip Jimenez, Alexandra Turner, and Emily Turner; great-granddaughter, Corin Martinez, and many nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Lee Turner and one brother, Harlan Dickinson and three sisters, Gladys, Dorothy and Marian.
FUNERAL SERVICE: A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church, 4790 Gratiot Rd. Saginaw, MI 48638 with Pastor Amy Terhune to officiate. Private interment to take place in Indianfields Township Cemetery, Caro, MI.
VISITATION: Family and friends will gather at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 6:00pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the First United Methodist Church at 10:00 am until the time of service.
MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Taylor University, Indiana or Saginaw Rescue Mission.
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In Loving Memory
Rev. Richard Turner
1931 - 2023
DEISLER FUNERAL HOME
Deisler Funeral Home
2233 Hemmeter Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
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