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In Memory of Charles William Turnquist, Jr.
Charles William Turnquist, Jr.
Born: October 29, 1934
Died: May 24, 2017
Age: 82
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, Saturday, May 27, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Instead of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.
Pastor John Syvertson
Steven Turnquist
Kyle J. Kinstler
Kyle C. Kinstler
Jordan Kinstler
Jim Radcliffe
Greg Ebersole
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Friday evening at the funeral home in Spencer.
Organist - Charlene Radcliffe

"Amazing Grace"
"how Great Thou Art"
9:30 A.M. Burial on Saturday
Northlawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa
Charles William Turnquist, Jr.
October 29, 1934 - May 24, 2017
Charles William Turnquist, Jr., the son of Charles Sr., and Myrtle (Smith) Turnquist, was born on October 29, 1934, in Spencer, Iowa. He was raised and received his education in the Greenville and Rossie area where he graduated from high school in 1954. After graduation, he entered into the military on May 17, 1956 and serving in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged on April 17, 1958, but served in the Army Reserves until May 16, 1962. Following the military,

On April 8, 1967, he married Joan Margherio El Monte, CA. They lived in Ventura, California for many years and then moved back to Iowa, living in Chariton and settling in Spencer in 2001. He was involved in farming, livestock, and trucking throughout his life, retiring in 2004.

Charles married Janice Heisler on October 22, 2005 in Spencer, Iowa. Charles enjoyed watching bull riding and bronc riding on T.V. He volunteered many places and was on the Board of Directors at the Senior Center and Past President of the Auxiliary Club.

Charles passed away on May 24, 2017 at Welcov Assisted Living in Papillion, NE at the age of 82. Charles had been living there the past year to be near family. He was preceded in death by his parents; both of his wives and his siblings.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Steve (Linda Cook) of Spirit Lake, IA; his daughter, Terri Kinstler (Kyle) of Omaha, NE; his grandchildren: Jamie, Samantha, Kyle Charles, Jordan and Creighton; his great grandchild, Jaelyn; other relatives and friends.

Friday, June 02, 2017
I always knew Charles Turnquist as 'My Uncle Charles'. Uncle Charles was my mothers (Norma Jean) youngest brother. Before he and Joan moved to Ventura, Uncle Charles would always stop and stay with us on his cross country jobs. One time he brought me a kitten, which didn't make Mom to happy but I loved it. The following day they we're all out painting a fence and the kitten decided to rub up against the red paint. The kittens name instantly became Tommy Red Tail! I will always remember the sound of his laugh and his big smile. These are the wonderful memories I will always have of My Uncle Charles. May you rest in eternal peace now and God bless. Love, Nancy Shriner Wolford
Nancy Wolford
Thursday, May 25, 2017
So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing.I knew him and Janice in Spencer and so enjoyed spending time with them in Sister's Cafe and other get togethers. My sympathy to his family.
Betty Roos
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Charlie was an amazing man with an amazing smile! His hugs and his stories made my days better. I enjoyed talking to him about his Mom and Dad as well as his wife, Janice. He spoke of them often. He was a kind man who cared about others and was very social and friendly to everyone.
Melissa Larson
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