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Mark Turner services Monday

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Mark J. Turner, 76, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:32 am in his home.

He was born April 11, 1936 in Detroit, Mich., to Knoefel and Mabel (Beaubien) Turner, both of whom preceded him in death.

On October 21, 1972 in Chesterton, Ind., he married Kathleen Komasinski, who survives Michigan City.

Also surviving is a daughter, Jennifer (Eric) Zampedri of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sons, Jeffrey (Nicole) Turner of Michigan City, Ind., and Mark (Haley) Turner of Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Tredinnick of Roscommon, Mich., and Neva Richardson of White Hall, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Gerald Turner.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Otis, Ind., and a former member of St. Patricks Catholic Church, Chesterton, Ind. He was a member of the Lions Club, Chesterton, Pines Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Indiana Governors Council for People with Disabilities.

Turner retired in 1991 from Michigan City Elston High School as a Math and Latin teacher.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 24, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 101 N. Church St., Otis, Ind., with the Rev. Gerald Schweitzer, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Otis, Ind.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Ind., and Monday from 9:15 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Otis, Ind. Scripture service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.

Contributions may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 So. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307, the Chesterton Lions Club, P.O. Box 752, Chesterton, Indiana 46304, St. Mary's Catholic Church/Otis, P.O. Box 386, Wanatah, IN 46390 or to St. Anthony Hospice, 1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.

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Posted 12/21/2012