Jim Turner 86, of Des Moines passed away on February 15, 2020. A Memorial service will be held at Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Chapel on Thursday, February 20 at 10:00 am with a visitation one hour prior to the Memorial service. Burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
He was born on May 28, 1933, to Joe and Georgia Turner in Des Moines, Iowa. Jim married Allene Gay Taylor on May 29, 1955, to that union 4 children, two boys and two girls, were born.
Prior to being stricken with Alzheimer's disease two years ago, Jim enjoyed restoring old Pedal cars and collecting Native American artifacts. He loved going to flea markets, garage sales and antique stores. He enjoyed spending time with family and took great pride in his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by Allene, his wife of 62 years, his parents, Joe and Georgia and a sister Judy. Jim is survived by a son James (Katie) of Ankeny; daughter Teresa (Gary) Carter of Des Moines; son Gene Turner of Hillsboro, Tennessee; daughter Kimberley (Carroll) Van Sant of Des Moines; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, brother Tom (Erna) Turner of Bondurant and sisters Eleanor (Rich) Hanson and Mary Jane Turner both of Des Moines.
Any memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines.
The family would like to thank the staff at Ramsey Village in Des Moines for the wonderful care and support they gave to Jim and his family.
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