Robert A. Turner, 85, of Lakeside, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at the Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Allen and Jeanette Turner. In 1945, he married Mildred Turner, who preceded him in death April 14, 2000.
Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He owned a tire dealership in Akron for many years, and when he retired, he sold boats for several area brokers. He was a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church, the Port Clinton Power Squadron, permanent member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 32 degree Mason and Shriner, member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, a charter member of Firelands Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon and elder, a former zoning inspector for Danbury Township and a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Surviving are his daughters, Nancy E. Berry of Marblehead and Susan (Brian) Kruse of Midland, Mich.; grandchildren, Melissa (Brett) Berry-Fries of Huron, Andrew (Alexandra) Berry of London, John Kruse of Irpin, Wis., and James Kruse and Laura Kruse of Midland; great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Jacob, Elizabeth and Addison Fries of Huron; his special dog Hailey; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Charles White.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred; his parents; and a sister, Nancy White.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula chapel, Marblehead, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until services at 11 a.m. in Lakeside United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry Phelps will officiate. Burial will follow in Sackett Cemetery.