Mark G. Turner of Saginaw, Michigan formerly of Lake
Beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at HealthSource of Saginaw. He was 75 years old. Mark Gilbert Turner was born on November 8, 1945, in Brown City, Michigan, to the late Jack Gilbert and Dorothy Jane (Smith) Turner. He was a proud graduate of Brown City High School. Following graduation, he proudly enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. He married his wife Susan of 31 years on August 11, 1989. Mark was the CEO and Operations Manager at Fullerton Tool Company, retiring in 2008 after 15 years of dedicated service. He served as Vice President of their community’s Lake of the Pines Association, and was actively involved in their men’s club. Mark was fascinated with pre-1840’s era American History, and was a proud member of the Brothers of the Wind; which met four times a year during each season to camp and live in that tradition for a weekend. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, and golfing. Mark will forever be remembered for his incredible hugs, the kindness and compassion he showed to all he loved, and his loyalty and selflessness to all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Susan Turner of Saginaw; two daughters and two sons: Kim (Scott) Koeln of High Ridge, MO; Matthew (Benjamin Marentette) Turner of Traverse City; Lisa (David) Saph of Freeland; Ryan (Larisa) Kodrick; grandchildren: seven grandchildren: Brandon (Sierra) Lewis, Kayla Lewis, Melissa (Austin) Evans, Haley Koeln, Taylor Ferchau, Kendal Ferchau, Dylan Kodrick; great-grandson, Andrew Koeln. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Gail (James) Snyder.
Honoring Mark’s wishes cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Heartland Hospice of Bay City, Michigan or the Alzheimer’s Association. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family through www.casefuneralhome.com.