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Jeffrey Turner
November 15, 2018

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Jeffrey Layne Turner was born on June 15, 1965, in Waterloo, the son of Gerald and Evelyn (Clark) Turner. Jeff graduated from Jesup High School and received a degree from DMACC to be a diesel mechanic. On July 5, 1986, he was united in marriage to Julie Torkelson. Jeff worked as a mechanic for 38 years, most recently as a diesel mechanic for the City of Waterloo. He was member of Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart. Jeff enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. He was always willing to help anyone and he taught his children well. Jeff died from cancer at the age of 53 on November 4, 2018, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father-in-law, Wayne Smith. Jeff is survived by his wife, Julie; five children, David, Jennifer, Justin, Alex, and Ben; two sisters, Joni (Bill) Vogt and Jeanie (Mark) Chambers; a brother, James (Laura) Turner; his mother-in-law, Joan Smith; three sisters-in-law, Lora Michels, Kari (Becky) Torkelson, and Kim (Kent) Cromer; a brother-in-law, Alan (Judy) Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

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