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Edgar "Ed" Turner

Edgar "Ed" Turner

Edgar William Turner, age 83, died peacefully on August 10, 2017, at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo, ND after complications of a fractured hip in June.

Ed was born November 25, 1933, in Carrington, ND, the son of Robert and Esther Turner. After graduation from Kensal High School in 1952, he attended North Dakota State University where he played football. He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict, being stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. Upon his discharge, he entered Valley City State College, and again enjoyed playing football. It was told that Lois Headland chose him as the football player she wanted to meet from seeing his picture, and they were introduced by her roommate, Sandy Spitzer. They were soon wed on St. Patrick's Day 1956. They moved to the farmstead 13 miles west of Kensal, where they established their home and raised their family of four. Edgar took pride in his farming operations which included wheat, barley, sunflowers, and also a cow/calf herd in his earlier years. He was also very proud of his yard, garden and his Christmas decorations. He was enthusiastic about the history of North Dakota and mostly just loved to visit with people. He enjoyed the staff who became his good friends at Bethany. While at Bethany he was active in worship and bible study.

For many years, Edgar was president of the Kensal Farmers Elevator Association. He was also a past commander of the John Florhaug American Legion Post in Kensal. He was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church serving on the church council. He was elected to the Kensal Public School Board. Edgar enjoyed traveling with his wife Lois, golfing or playing cards with friends, and was a square-dancer for a while. Ed was an avid Twins, NDSU, and UND fan, but especially loved watching or hearing about the activities of his grandchildren.

Edgar is survived by his sons, Brad (Francine) Turner, Leonard, ND, and Steve (Darlene) Turner, Fort Dodge, IA, and daughters, Julie (Tom) German, Pelican Lake, MN, and Lisa (Rob) Schanilec, Hickory, NC. He will be missed by 6 grandsons and 6 granddaughters. He was blessed with 10 great grandchildren.

Ed is also survived by his brother, Rich (JoAnn) Turner, San Diego, CA, sisters, Mary Ellen Kulla, Kensal, ND, and Ruth (Dale) Hamilton, Larkspur, CO, sisters-in-law, Marge Farley and Marlys Headland, along with a great circle of nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, his parents, brother, Robert Turner, sister, Audrey Johnson, grandson, Brent Turner, and granddaughter, Anita Turner.

Visitation: Sunday, August 13th from 5:00PM - 7PM with family present followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service: Monday, August 14, 2017 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kensal, ND

Interment: Kensal Cemetery, Kensal, ND

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