Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Michael Turner, 71, Keokuk

Michael Turner, 71, of Keokuk, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.

Michael Turner, 71 of Keokuk, IA died suddenly Monday, August 17, 2020.

     He was born April 2, 1949 the son of Alfred and Lucille Turner.  On November 6, 1988 he was united in marriage to Judy Smart Cannon in Keokuk, IA.  She survives.

     Other survivors include his son, Andrew (LaRanda) Turner of Mt. Sterling, IL, a granddaughter, Layla Turner, a step-son, Jeff Cannon of Keokuk, two step-granddaughters, Katarina (Jesse) Page of Keokuk and Jillian (Chase) Pohren of Wichita, KS,  step-grandson, Cody Cannon of Keokuk,  two step-great-granddaughters, Jena Page and Lucy Page and one step great-grandson, Whitley Page all of Keokuk, along with a niece and nephews and his dog Patches.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Linda Horner, a brother, Phil Turner and his devoted pets, Baby, Princess, Stella and Tigger.

     Michael graduated from Canton R-V High School in Canton, MO.  He then received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a lifetime teaching certificate from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. 

     Michael was employed at the Hubinger Company and later at Armour Dial/Pinnacle where he retired in 2014.  He owned and operated Turner Sign Studio in Warsaw, IL and then was the owner/operator of Sign Works in Keokuk.  

     Michael was a member of the Methodist Church of Canton in Canton, MO, the Keokuk Yacht Club and the Southside Boat Club both in Keokuk.

     He enjoyed boating on the Mississippi River, also on the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor in Florida. He also enjoyed shooting trap and playing Texas Hold ‘em at the yacht club, golfing at Deer Run and the Elks golf courses and camping.  Most of all he loved socializing with his friends and family.

     Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

     Memorials may be made to the Keokuk Humane Society. 

     Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk is assisting the family with arrangements. 

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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