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“So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you! ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara and Bud troutman - IA

“I'm so glad that my mom and I got to visit with my Uncle Merrill a couple of weeks ago. It was something we had been meaning to do for a couple of...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Susan (Turner) Martin - Pella, IA

“Our sincere condolences to all the family. Merrill will be remembered as a kind, caring man who loved his family. May your memories console you in...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Scott & Teri Scotton Family - IA

“May the family find comfort in friends and family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and friend to many. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Sherri Troutman-Hernandez - IA

“My Uncle Merrill was so very kind to me when I was little. He wanted me to know my dad had a family. He was a good man. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mrs. Donna Dingus (Turner) - IA

“Prayers for all the family, it is never easy to say goodbye to the ones we love. May God bless you with peace and comfort. Waverly Snow ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Waverly Snow - Chesapeake, VA

“Merrill...I will miss you dearly...I am glad that I got to spend some time with you in ....the recent past...I love you like a father... ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Morris Cook - Fairfield, IA

“We will miss him terribly. He was a hard working man and was always there for his family and friends. Hope the family knows we are there if they...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Yvonne & Wade Troutman - IA

“You will be missed!!!! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Connie Boyd - Farmington, IA


Merrill L. Turner, 91, of Farmington Iowa, passed away at 10:52 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in the emergency room at Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, Iowa.

Born May 6, 1924 in Douds, Iowa the son of George Elmer and Elsie (Poole) Turner. On December 14, 1957 he married Shirley Ann Wixom in Keosauqua, Iowa. She preceded him in death on April 8, 2000.

Survivors include his three sons; Lonnie (Sandra) Turner of Farmington, Gary (Holly) Turner of Farmington and Kelvin Turner of Mt. Pleasant, three daughters; Jeana Turner of Mt. Pleasant, Brenda (Brad) Metcalf of Mt. Pleasant and Melissa (Rick Losey) Turner of Bonaparte, sixteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one brother; Gerald Turner of Farmington, two sisters; Virginia Robison of Keosauqua and Carroll Lannom of Gladesville, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley, one daughter; Patricia, two sisters and two brothers.

Merrill was a United States Army veteran serving in WWII. He was truck driver for over fifty years. He was a member of the Farmington American Legion Post #231 for fifty seven years. Merrill enjoyed trucking and being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Farmington where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. that evening

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Greenglade Cemetery in Farmington with Pastor Andy Bunnell officiating. Full military rites will be presented by the Farmington American Legion Post #231.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhomes.com.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.