Donald William Turner, 91, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Lodge Retirement Community in Cincinnati, OH. Don was born in Covington, KY on August 28, 1929 to the late Thomas and Lucille Turner. He began his career with Baldwin Piano and Organ Company, Cincinnati, OH as a design engineer and then took his skills to Hill Rom, Batesville, IN until retirement. Don was a craftsman, inventor, private pilot, lover of jazz and big bands. Additionally, he was captain of many boats especially his beloved houseboats on the waterways of KY and TN. Family, houseboating and UK basketball were Don’s passions.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Turner (nee Battaglia); and his sister, Barbara Wall.
He leaves behind his children Joyce Dickey (Bill) of Loveland, OH, Don “Skip” Turner of Kissimmee, FL, Linda Turner of Greenhills, OH, and Beth Enneking (Greg) of Batesville, IN; his grandchildren Craig Dickey (Traci), Aaron Enneking (Meredith), Scott Enneking (Holly), and Cara Enneking (fiancé Andre McMillan); his great grandchildren, Sadie Dickey and Cameron Dickey, and James and Ellie Enneking; and his sister-in-law, Shirley Hoerlein.
A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 11:30am until 12:30pm at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger, KY. Interment will be at Mother of God Cemetery in Latonia, KY.
Our heartfelt thank you to all, especially our Hospice of Cincinnati team extraordinaire, the entire Lodge Retirement Community staff, and Marilee Fehr, helpmate to our family for over 5 years. All will be remembered with gratitude for every smile, kindness, and gentle touch.
–The Turner Family
Memorial contributions can be sent to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL 60674 and Hospice of Cincinnati P.O. Box 633597 Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597. Online condolences can be made at www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com.
Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
30 Commonwealth Avenue
ERLANGER, KY 41018
Donald William Turner
Mother of God CemeteryAddress: 3125 Madison Ave Latonia, KY 41015
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