CHADWICK – Paul Turney, 93, of Chadwick, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mount Carroll.
Paul was born July 26, 1920, in Fulton, the son of Edgar and Freida (Bell) Turney. On April 19, 1942, Paul married Beth Elaine Kahler at the Black Oak parsonage in rural Chadwick. They celebrated 71 years of marriage. Beth passed away May 27, 2013.
Paul served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a radarman aboard the LSM 317. He worked as a trucker for several companies before owning his own truck. Paul later worked as a rural mail carrier for the Chadwick Post Office from 1957 to 1984, when he retired.
Paul was a member of Hope United Methodist Church, where he served several years as janitor, on the Board of Trustees, and as a substitute teacher at Sunday school. He was a member and past commander of the Chadwick American Legion, past Boy Scout leader, and served on the Chadwick School Board. Paul liked his community and loved the time he spent with family.
Paul will be dearly missed by his son, Gary Turney of Chadwick; four daughters, Mary (Duane) Aude of Chadwick, Margaret (Tom) Diehl of Rockton, Jennifer VanDeVelde of Papillion, Nebraska, and Julie (Edwin) Logue of Meza, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Eddie Turney of Maquoketa, Iowa; and a sister, Mae Strohecker of Oregon.
Paul also was preceded in death by his son, David; son in-law, Vince VanDeVelde; daughter in-law, Pat Turney; six brothers, Fred, Gail, Blaine, Loran, Glen and Lyle; and two sisters, Blanche and Dorothy.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 tonight at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Chadwick. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hope United Methodist Church in Chadwick, with burial in Chadwick Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
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