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Bruce Albert Turner
Brenneman Funeral Home
Kismet, KS

Bruce Albert Turner, age 53 died February 22, 2012 at Kismet, KS.

He was born November 28, 1958 at Denver , CO , the son of John Henry and Margie Ann (Drake) Turner.  He graduated from Jefferson County High School in Denver , CO and later graduated from Seward County Community College , Liberal, KS.

Bruce had a long career in the U. S. Navy as a Chief Electricians Mate qualified in submarines. He served his country in the Persian Gulf War. He had received a Navy Commendation Award among other numerous awards and had performed 4 strategic deterrent patrols.  He retired after 21 years of faithful service and settled in Plains, Kansas . 

He worked for the United States Postal Service and was the current Post Master at Kismet.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church , Masonic Fargo Lodge #300, the Order of Eastern Star #104, VFW Lane Day Post No. 3166 and the Plains American Legion. He was also a member of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc (USSVI) Dorado Base.

On July 23, 1983, he married Denise Margaret Schell at Sacramento , CA .  She survives.

Other survivors include

Mother – Margie Laird and husband Leonard of Wheat Ridge, CO

2 Sons – Brandon Skott Turner of Silverdale , WA

     Kyle Jakob Turner and wife Yonlada of Kansas City, MO

2 Daughters – Kristy Amber Krull and husband Anthony of Plains, KS

     Melissa Ann Taylor and husband Tim of Ellsworth , KS

5 Brothers – Nolan, John, Doyle, Loren and Jeremy Turner all of Denver , CO

2 Sisters – Lou Ann Lupo and Janine Northrope of Denver , CO

4 Grandchildren- Austin Reid Turner, Alexander Michael Krull, Javon Allen Rice and Abigail Nichole Taylor

He was preceded in death by his Father – John H. Turner and Mother-in-law Winifred Schell.


Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Plains United Methodist Church with Pastor Stephen B. Saville presiding.  Cremation has taken place and his cremains will be buried at sea at a later date. A guest register will be available to sign from 9 am – 5pm Friday at Brenneman Funeral Home, Liberal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 1124 W. 2nd St. , Liberal , KS 67901 , St. Mary’s Submarine Museum at 102 Saint Mary’s Street, St. Mary’s, GA 31558 or a love donation to the family.

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