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Michael "Mike" Turner, Sr. age 56, of Knoxville, Iowa died suddenly Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at his home in Knoxville.
Mike was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 28, 1959, the son of Richard Lee and Marilyn R. (Michelson) Turner. He was raised in Des Moines and attended Des Moines schools including Des Moines Tech, receiving his G.E.D.
After high school Mike worked before enlisting in the United States Army. Mike served his country in the early 1980's.
Mike worked hard all his life. He worked for many years as a commercial office furniture installer and later owned and operated his own commercial office installation company called Modular Mike's.
Mike was an extremely talented man and enjoyed learning new crafts. He was an excellent cook and of all his many hobbies he enjoyed fishing and hunting all his life. Mike had a special talent of being a people person. He enjoyed his friends and would help any friend or stranger. Mike and many of his family and friends spent many great times in Mike's Man Cave.
Mike and Denyce Marie Van Baale were united in marriage on December 3, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike and Deynce have shared their lives together for 22 years. Mike was always very proud of their eight children.
Funeral services for Mike will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville, with Pastor Jeff McCombs officiating. Visitation for Mike will be held Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Winfield Funeral Home. Mike's family will be greeting friends at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Mike is survived by his wife Denyce Turner of Knoxville; eight children: Mike (Aimee) Turner, Jr., Matt Turner (Jenny Martin), Steve (Bobbi) Turner Tom Alexander (Kylee), Ashley Alexander, Bobby (Candy) Alexander, Tracy (Troy) Johnston and Carrie Prall; many grandchildren including; Corbin, Emmitt Mathew, Caleb, Rason, Slade, Tukker, Gavin, Rorey, and Nevaeh, Mike is also survived by his mother Marilyn Turner; three sisters, Karen (David) Fachman, Cindy (Jeff) Combs and Lori (Mike) McHugh; one brother Rick (Liz) Turner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Richard Turner and his son Mark Meier.
A memorial has been established to Denyce Turner. Condolences may be sent to WWW.winfieldfh.com. The Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on August 18, 2016
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