Kenneth Turgeon, of Mora, died on Tuesday, June 8th at the Villa Health Care Center. He was 78 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 12 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home.
VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Kenneth J Turgeon, age 78 of Mora, passed away June 8, 2010 at the Villa Health Care Center of Mora.
Ken was born in Mpls, MN, December 24, 1931. He was the youngest child of Rose and Ed Turgeon. He graduated from Robbinsdale High School and joined the Air Force shortly there-after. He served 21 years traveling to Korea, Japan and Viet Nam. He married and had a daughter Lisa. After the service, he worked as a Teamster for Anheuser Busch in California. When he retired from there, he moved back to Minnesota where he worked in the housekeeping department at Grand Casino Hinckley. It was there that he met Jane Bartness with whom he spent the last several years. In the past year, when his health declined, he was a resident of the Villa Health Care Center in Mora. He was an avid fisherman (always a quarter on the first, biggest and most fish), cribbage player, and a gentle guy. He will be missed terribly by those who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Rose Turgeon; brother, “Bud” and the “Love of his Life”, Jane Bartness.
He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Doug) Staggs of California; siblings, Ted Turgeon of California, Donna Mae Ottinger of St. Cloud, MN; several nieces and nephews along with the extended Bartness clan and the many friends that he made over the years living in the Hinckley and Mora area
A Memorial service was held on Saturday, June 12th at Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Mike Norton officiated. Inurnment was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Mpls.