Edgar A. "Ed" Turney, 84, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa, surrounded by his family.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, April 29, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 P.M. on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Edgar A. Turney was born on April 28, 1934 in Thomson, Illinois to Edgar E. and Frieda (Bell) Turney. He grew up and went to school in Thomson and then went to work at the Savanna Ordinance Depot where he met his future wife Joan E. Lamoreaux. They were married on December 9, 1953 in Lanark, Illinois where they began their married life. He was then called to the U.S. Army where he served from 1956 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1958. Upon returning home he worked for the State of Illinois Division of Highways. In 1961, Ed and Joan moved to Maquoketa, Iowa where they owned and operated a milk trucking company. They sold out in 1965 and Ed went to work at International Harvester Farmall Works in Rock Island until it closed in 1986. He then worked for the Anamosa State Penitentiary, retiring in 1999.
In retirement, Ed served on the Maquoketa City Council for several years and was one of five men who started the Maquoketa Police Reserves.
Ed was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, could fix anything, and regularly enjoyed playing cards with his McDonald's friends. He especially loved his grandchildren and would do anything for his family.
Those left to honor his memory include his children, Jeff (Cindy) Turney of Maquoketa, IA, and Paula (Ted) Van Patten of Goose Lake, IA; 4 grandchildren, Lucas (Sarah) Dever, Jacob Dever, Carlie (and boyfriend Jordan Phillips) and Jordan Turney; and 3 step-grandchildren, Ted Van Patten, Cameron Van Patten and Sara Van Patten. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joan of 59 years, 7 brothers and 3 sisters.
"The entire family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Jackson County and Dr. Kimberly Thompson."
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Edgar A. "Ed" Turney memorial fund has been established.
Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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Thinking of you Paula.... my deepest sympathy.
My sympathy and condolences to the Turney family. Dee Ewing
Jeff & Cindy and all the family of Edgar: Was sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Ed loved his community and devoted so many hr's of his time and talents in the service to the city. Thank you Ed, for your services. He will be missed . Our Thoughts and Prayers. Ron & Doris
Our sympathy to the Turney family
Our sympathy to the Turney family.
So sorry for your loss Jeff and Cindy
I didn't know "Ed" but I'm so sorry for your loss . My Thoughts and Prayers are with you both.
My sympathy to Ed's family and friends. I always enjoyed our visits, quite the friendly fellow. Cherish your memories!! Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. RIP Ed!
Jeff and Cindy so sorry for your loss
Sorry for your families loss. May good memories comfort you !
Paula, please accept my sincere condolences! Hugs to you and your family!
Paula I am sad to hear your dad passed
I have many memories of your dad when we were kids
I am only a phone call away if you need to talk
Love Shelly KINYON
Jeff, Paula, and families,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. It’s sad to know the family of Ed and Freida are now all gone. I will miss your Dad’s stories. I’m sure he is happy to once again be reunited with your Mom. I hope your memories comfort you in the days ahead.
From one of your cousins,
Jennifer Van De Velde
So very sorry to hear. Ed left his mark in the community and left so many memories behind for his family to share and live by. Prayers and sympathy to all.
Paula I am so sorry aboutyour dad passing away
Paula I am so sorry about your dad passing away
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