DONALD D. TURNER (1937-2018) LOCAL #44 MARION POLICE DEPARTMENT

DONALD D. TURNER (1937-2018) LOCAL #44 MARION POLICE DEPARTMENT

05/10/2018

Donald D. Turner

August 22, 1937 - May 10, 2018

Donald D. Turner, 80, of Marion, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 10, 2018, surrounded by his family. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Ascension Lutheran Church, Marion, officiated by Pastor Linda Livingston. Burial: Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion. 

Don was born August 22, 1937, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Hurshel and Chloe (Longfellow) Turner. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on November 14, 1957. Don was united in marriage to Zepha Davis on November 14, 1959. He was a longtime police officer, serving with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the Anamosa Police Department, and with the Marion Police Department until his retirement in 1994 and was then a dispatcher until 1999. Don was a member of the Marion American Legion Post 298, Ascension Lutheran Church in Marion and the Iowa Police Association. 

He is survived by his wife, Zepha; children, Thomas Turner of Marion, Todd (Jane) Turner of Springville, Tracey (Kelly) Kirby of Tea, South Dakota, and Trisha Turner of Marion; grandchildren, Megan (Bryan) Bulman, Nathan Turner, Morgan Thenhaus, T.J. Kirby, and Jordon Turner; great-grandchild, Kashton Bulman; and sister, Mari (Kenny) Kucera of Iowa City. 

Don was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dean, Lee, and Gene Turner; and sisters, Anna Boyle, Arlene Wilcoxson, and Vivian Winkie.

Memorials in Don’s memory may be directed to Mercy Hospice.

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