Mary Turner
July 29, 1960 - November 25, 2018

Mary Turner

Mary Turner
Jul 29, 1960 - Nov 25, 2018

Mary Turner

Celebration Of Life

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home
307 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
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Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home
307 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
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Mary Patricia Turner passed away at her home in Ankeny.
A Celebration of Life service will be 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Laufersweiler - Sievers Funeral Home in Fort Dodge, IA.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Danielsen of Scales Mound, IL; siblings, Jeff (Debbie) Turner of Deer Park, WA; Joyce (Terry) Schoenhard of Scales Mound, IL; John (Jeannie) Turner of Pell City of AL; Mike Turner of Grandbury, TX; Kelly (Betta) Turner of New Hill, NC; Tim (Cynde) Turner of Manson, IA; Tony (Stephanie) Turner of Prescott, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her father, L.G. Turner and her sister, Janice Baker.
Mary was born July 29, 1960 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She graduated from Cedar Valley High School Class of 1978. Mary then attended Marshalltown Community College on a basketball scholarship. She served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years where she was stationed in Scotland and Hawaii. In 2017, Mary retired from the United States Post Office.
If there is a place in heaven for special Aunts, that is where you will find our Mary, surrounded by the wonderful memories she made with her granddaughter, nieces, nephews, and neighborhood children. Mary had an open policy: the door to her home, refrigerator, and her heart, was open to all. Our family will treasure Mary's last smile, last laugh, last hug, quick wit, and our last, "l love you Mary Pat". We know the memories will not be enough. Her caring heart was broken and was a heart that could not heal.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


Thomas Juneau Sr. on Dec 10, 2018

I worked with Mary at the PO, years back she took golf lessons from my father in Johnston Ia. She was always a sweet and happy person. So sorry to hear of her passing. I know she will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to all family and friends.

Ron Palmer on Dec 4, 2018

So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She always had a great smile. I worked with her at the Post Office. Thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Marylee Kelly on Dec 4, 2018

I can hear her laugh, it was a great one. I worked at the post office with Mary although not ever in the same area. She was kind and caring. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Laura Davis on Dec 3, 2018

Mary was great! Her humor and vitality were always impressive. I really appreciated that she brought Aunt Pat down from Colorado to Tucson to visit my Mom last year. It meant a lot to my Mom to see her sister. Deepest sympathies to Aunt Pat and all of the Turner family.

Jessica Greubel on Dec 2, 2018

Every time i ran into mary at work, she always had a smile on her face and if she was hard at work or people were getting to her, she would still take the time to stop, say hi jess, and smile. Her smile was very contagious. She will be deeply missed and always remembered. Thanks for all your advice mary

Jo Ellen Hunter on Dec 2, 2018

Thank you Mary for always being so gracious and kind to my grandchildren Riley and Maycee. May you rest in peace.

Reggie Bell on Dec 1, 2018

Mary you will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Turner family. She always had a kind word and beautiful smile when greeting you.

Reggie and Sherry Bell

Lee Campbell on Dec 1, 2018

Sincere condolences to the Turner family on the death of Mary. I was a teacher/counselor at Cedar Valley and the older kids graduated while I was there from '64-'69. I remember Joyce and John were good basketball players and Janice babysat for us. I'm sorry to see Janice is deceased. From the tribures that have been written it is very apparent that Mary was an outstanding person and very much loved.

Lee Campbell
McMinnville, TN

Lin-Da Stougard on Nov 30, 2018

Mary led the fight in getting Z-Coil shoes allowed for workers at the Postal Service. She wrote Z-Coil and asked them to invent an enclosed heel for workers that needed them for work. I worked with Mary and wore the shoes as well. I fortunately retired in 2004 when certain people thought they were a safety hazard. What a joke but Mary fought with her letters and Z-Coil came up with a design that helped all those that needed the enclosed heel to satisfy the so called "safety issue". Thank You Mary for being the one that led the fight for all those workers. Since I worked for Z-Coil after retiring from the USPS I talked of her often and I am so proud to have known you and see how many people you helped in your fight. Condolences to Mary's family

Dianna Reuter(Farmer, class of ‘79) on Nov 29, 2018

My deepest sympathy. I haven’t seen Mary since high school graduation. Her smile never changed.

Deborah Lyon on Nov 29, 2018

CandleSo sorry to hear this news. Remember spending time at the Turner house in Somers with all of you. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and memories will help you all during the times ahead. Prayers are coming your way. Friends, Steve and Deb Lyon

Patty and Bill Glenn on Nov 29, 2018

Bill and I were so sorry to hear of Mary's passing, we both worked with her at the Post Office. She was a wonderful person with a wonderful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family..

Julie on Nov 29, 2018

I will always remember last year’s special trip Mary Pat and Aunt Pat made to visit Aunt Pat’s sisters Martha and Ann. This was so kind of Mary Pat to plan this meeting for the Jindrich girls. My love to Aunt Pat and my cousins. Julie and Merle

Bob Adams on Nov 29, 2018

I am so sad to learn of Mary’s passing. She was a smiling face at the Des Moines Post Office where I met Mary. The picture captures the way I remember Mary most days when I saw her at work. God rest your soul now Mary. Rest In Peace.

Mary Kile Wilson on Nov 28, 2018

It's been years, but I've never forgotten Mary's infectious laugh. She was a true friend. Prayers for your family. Dance with the angels Mary and though you will be missed by family and friends I know they're rejoicing that you are indeed dancing with the angels.

Jeffrey Smith on Nov 28, 2018

Mary was an awesome person. My heart cries to learn of her passing. I am numb at such horrific news. I had great love and admiration for Mary. She showed such love and kindness to me and all she encountered . Knowing I will never again she her smile and hear that infectious laugh tares me up inside. As I said before my heart weeps. One day when my time comes I will by Gods grace embrace my sister once more before our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Till then Mary, till then

Trish Underberg on Nov 28, 2018

Mary Pat always added so much when we gathered with all the cousins. Her smile was contagious as was her laughter. Prayers for Aunt Pat and to all of the Turner family.

Pam Schack on Nov 28, 2018

CandleSo very sorry for your thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Tina on Nov 28, 2018

CandleThe smile in that picture is exactly the smile she will be remembered for. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.



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307 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
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