Ethel Turner

Ethel Turner, 91, Ryder, formerly of Sawyer, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in a Ryder adult foster care center.

Ethel May Willert was born Dec. 21, 1921, to Henry and Ethel (Goodall) Willert, on the family farm near Glenburn. She was raised and educated in Surrey, where she graduated from Surrey High School.

Ethel was united in marriage to Louis Turner Jr. on Aug. 25, 1943. They made their home in Fargo until 1953, when the family moved to Minot. In 1957, the family moved to the farm near Sawyer where Ethel was a homemaker, raising the couple’s three children. Louis died Sept. 29, 1994. Following his death, she continued to live on the farm until the age of 89, when she moved into Minot.

Ethel enjoyed spending time on the farm and working with her flower gardens.

Ethel is survived by: sons, Ed (Pamella) Turner, Minot, and Don (Nancy) Turner, Glasgow, Mont.; grandchildren, Richard, Bill, Mike, Amanda, Shawn, McKenzie, Cole, Belinda, Kevin and Kari; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny (Lola) Willert, Williston, and Bob (Irene) Willert, Minot; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Marilyn Baer; brothers, Morris and Hank; and sisters Berniece, Lillian, Lenora and Glenice.

Funeral service: Tuesday, March 5, at 11 a.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Burial: Hope Lutheran Cemetery, rural Sawyer.

Visitation: Monday, March 4, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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