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Shirley Ann (Evans) Turner, 77, died on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Wild Rose Manor. 

She was born on Jan. 28, 1938, in Richford to William and Mabel (Schlueter) Evans. Shirley was raised from age 3 on by her older sister Dora Wedde after her mother passed away. 

On Jan. 26, 1957, she married Eldon Turner in Oshkosh. Shirley was a hardworking devoted wife, mother grandmother and great grandmother. She put her family first in everything she did. Shirley was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and enjoyed reading, playing cribbage, embroidery, camping with Margaret, and watching the Packers.

Shirley is survived by her children: Sheldon Turner, Trudy (Gail) Mattice, Curtis Turner; grandchildren: Jessica (Shawn) Buchanan, Justin (Megan) Turner, Tyler (Anne) Mattice, Travis Mattice; great grandchildren: Brooke (Brandon Forseth) Behm, Justice and Sky Buchanan, Kypten Turner, Avery and Kinsey Mattice; new great great grandchild: Alice Forseth; her sister and best friend: Margaret Schlagel; sister: Edna Peterson; brother: Herman Raatz; sister-in-law: Eleanor Raatz; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Eldon Turner; in-laws: George and Claris Turner; sisters and brothers: Ruby Sobereiske, Alice (Ray) Patten, Dora (Harold) Wedde, Harvey (Shirley) Raatz, Carl Raatz, Robert (Mildred) Raatz, Virginia Raatz, Wally Schlagel, William Peterson and Donald Evans.

Funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 14 at Hope Lutheran Church, Wautoma, with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will greeted relatives and friends at church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.

Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma is assisting the family with arrangements,


The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Wild Rose Manor staff. You treated mom like family with love and compassion. She truly cared for so many of you…Thank you!