Bonnie Turner, 82, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at the Woodlands residency of The Meth-Wick Community. A private visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of
Memories State Room.
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com/go/30e0b4facad2fabf85-bonnie. A private family service will take place at the Chapel of Memories with burial following at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. A livestream for this service can be viewed at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the following link: client.tribucast.com/tcid/78373189. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced, which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of face masks or shields is required.
Bonnie is survived by her seven children, Randy (Cindy) Turner, Kris (Ron) Deyo-Anderson, Jean (Todd) Matthews, Tammy (Dave) Pollock, Jeff Turner (Lisa Young), Tim Turner and Tara (Brett) Simonsen; grandchildren, Andrew, Mark, Steve, Brittany, Amber, Joshua, Chasity, Charlene, Dalton and Dakota; great-grandchildren, Jameson, Evander, Bode, Collin, Jordyn, Charlee, Declan, Remi, Tayte and Troy; brothers, Lyle (Betty) Mackel, Gene Mackel, Don (Donna) Mackel and Jim (Karen) Mackel; and sister, Sharon Lilii.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius "Jess" Turner; her parents, John and Agnes Mackel; sister-in-law, Geri (Gene) Mackel; brother-in-law, Nifo (Sharon) Lilii; her twin grandchildren, Brandon and Brent Deyo; and her beloved dog, Pookie, whom we all dubbed as the spoiled eighth child.
Bonnie was a devout Catholic with a strong faith. She was an active member of St. Pius church. She retired from Rockwell Collins after 26 years of service. She was a quiet person, but her core ran deep. She was happiest when her family gathered together, and we all enjoyed her large homecooked meals that were delicious and served right on time. She enjoyed bookkeeping, crocheting, music, dancing with Jess, laughter, clothes shopping, recording memories with her photos, family genealogy research and was always open to learning new things and ideas.
Mom and Dad had a house full of kids and grandkids, which leaves us with treasured memories to relish and enjoy. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. We miss you, Mom, enjoy being together with Dad again.
Memorials may be directed to St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.