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Karl R. Turner

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

MORRISON – Karl R. Turner, 55, of Morrison, died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Manor Care Home in Davenport, Iowa, while being assisted by Heartland Veterans Hospice. A union electrician, he was a member of IBEW 145 in Moline for 20 years.

Karl was born May 31, 1957, in Sterling, the son of Clarence B. and Geneva (Balk) Turner. He attended Rock Falls High School. He served 6 years as a Marine from 1975 to 1981. His favorite pastime was riding his Harley-Davidson Fatboy and Trike. He also was a racing enthusiast. Karl drove an American Super Cup for 4 years at various tracks across the Midwest.

Survivors include his mother, Geneva of Morrison; his sisters, Roxann (Jerry) Folsum, Marlene Turner and friend; Kay (Stan) Bates and Cindy (Les) Swanson; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; his best friend, Debbie of Queensland, Australia; and his best buddy, Maxwell.

He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather, grandparents and one nephew.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton. The funeral service, with military honors, will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Jack Brown, chaplain, officiating.  

A memorial has been established to Heartland Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa.

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