Norman J. Turner

Norman J. Turner, age 93 of Collinsville, IL, born September 22, 1920 in Collinsville, IL, passed away at 10:35 pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Norman was a 1938 Graduate of Collinsville High school.  He retired after over 50 years as a carpenter for local 295 in Collinsville.  He was a World War II Cost Guard veteran and a member of the VFW Post 5691 in Collinsville.  He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville.  Besides spending time with his family, he also enjoyed bowling, fishing, and golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Gilbert and Laura Olga nee Troliet Turner; three brothers: Austin, Edward, and Ardy Turner; and three sisters: Helen Shelton, Louise Cargnino, and Audrey Newgent.

He is survived by his wife Annabelle, nee Randolph, Turner whom he married on August 9, 1947; a daughter, Janet (Curtis) Knolhoff of Collinsville; four grandchildren: Norman (Katrina) Knolhoff of Edwardsville, IL, Courtney (Sean) Hay of Collinsville, Erynn (Robert) Molina of Collinsville, and Kim (Moses) Jaoko of Collinsville; eight great-grandchildren:  Sylvia and Althea Knolhoff, Elijah and Nathan Hay, Robert and Benjamin Molina, and Laila and Leo Jaoko; a brother, Fred Turner of Collinsville; a sister-in-law, Vi Turner of Collinsville; and a brother-in-law Darwin Newgent of Belleville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center, Maryville, IL.  VFW Post #5691 will be standing honor guard.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Walther officiating.  Burial with military honors will be in St. John Cemetery in Collinsville.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vitas Hospice, or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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