Jackson E. Turner, 88, of Monona, Iowa, and recently of rural Clyde, died at Elmwood Assisted Living in Fremont, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
He was born in Elkader, Iowa, on March 19, 1925, to John and Edna (Kurth) Turner. He was a 1942 graduate of Elkader High School.
Following graduation, he served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot in the Philippines during World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1946.
Jackson graduated from The University of Chicago and worked as the manager of Graphics, Inc. in Calmar, Iowa. He drove a school bus for many years, served as manager of the Monona Airport and was active in its creation. Jackson was an active member of his church and sang in the choir for many years. Along with flying, he enjoyed photography, camping, and traveling, especially in the west. He was a long-time member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association.
On Oct. 19, 1944, he married Rose Clark, and she survives along with their children, Susan Schulz of Hiawatha, Iowa, and Mark (Deanna) Turner of Clyde; four grandchildren, Jesse Schulz, Damon Schulz, Emily Turner, and Adam Turner; and one great-grandchild, Fox Richardson.
In addition to his parents, Jackson was preceded in death by his infant sister, Jacqueline; and his brother, Robert.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Grau Funeral Home, Monona. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Living Faith Parish in Monona. Burial will be in the Elkader East Side Cemetery with military services.
Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde, is handling the local arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to auxterfuneralhomes.com.