American Veteran 09


Dean Edward Turner

December 1, 1930 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 88)

Dean Edward Turner, 88, of Osborne, KS passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Osborne County Memorial Hospital of Osborne, KS.  Dean was born on December 1, 1930 in White Cloud, KS to George A. & Lola E. (Taylor) Turner.  Dean had 1 sister.

Dean's family moved to Hiawatha, KS at an early age.  He graduated from high school there & attended KU for 1 year.  Dean joined the U. S. Army & served for 2 years.  Sixteen of those months he served in Korea.  Dean was a member of the American Legion & was a Life Member of VFW.  He was also a member of the United Christian Church of Osborne.

Dean was a Warehouse Examiner of the Kansas Grain Inspection Dept. for 31 years.  He retired in 1993.

Dean married Norma J. Whaling.  Dean had three children from a prior marriage, Mitchell, Michael and Marty. Several years after Norma passed away, he married Joan Oelke.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Norma in 2007.

Dean is survived by his wife, Joan; sons: Mitchel of San Antonio, TX; Michael (Richelle) of Kansas City, MO; daughter: Marty (Troy) Gaston of Apex, NC; 3 step-sons, Dave, Tim & Philip Oelke; 12 grandchildren & 11 great grandchildren; sister: Georgia 'Jo' (Dean) Marxer, of Costa Mesa, CA; 2 nieces & 1 nephew.

Donations may be made to:

Cal Farley Boys Ranch

United Christian Church
212 North Second Street, Osborne KS 67473

VFW #7743
Osborne KS 67473

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