Glenn R. Turner

October 14, 1942 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 78)


Glenn R. Turner, 78, of Covington, passed away at 4:15pm on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Colonial Manor in Danville.  Visitation will be from 10am – Noon Monday, November 9, 2020 at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville.  A private family service will follow, with burial at Atherton Cemetery in Danville.

 Glenn was born October 14, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, the eldest son of Glenn C. and Patricia (Frisbie) Turner. He was raised in Stanford, KY, his father was the owner and proprietor of F and B Super Market, and his mother secretary to the Superintendent of Schools.  He attended Tennessee Technological University and, in the summers, worked at Cumberland Falls State Park. He graduated with a degree in economics in 1964.

 Upon his graduation, Glenn went to work for the Kentucky Highway Department as a purchasing agent, securing the rights for highway construction in the eastern part of the state.  After a couple of years, he relocated to the Midwest, first accepting a position with FMC Corporation (Hoopeston, IL) and then relocating a few miles south to Danville, IL to work for Hyster Corporation.  Danville is also where Glenn met Karen Kemna, his wife of nearly 50 years.  

 Glenn obtained his certification in Purchasing, and worked at Hyster (Danville, IL and Portland, OR), Ranco (Columbus, OH), Terex (Memphis, TN), and retiring from Orenstein and Koppel Inc. (Austell, GA). He was known for his honesty and integrity.  

 After retirement, Glenn and Karen moved back to Covington, Indiana in 1997.  Glenn enjoyed landscaping, reading, and being active in the Shriners and Masons.  

 Glenn and Karen Kay (Kemna) Turner were married at Union Corner United Methodist Church in Danville, Il by Rev. William Stotts on November 21, 1970. 

 Glenn will be lovingly remembered by his wife Karen (Kemna) Turner, also surviving include:  Brother: Howard Turner (Chrissy Dean); brother-in-law: Kevin (Carol) Kemna; nieces and nephews:  Emily Patricia Turner, Joseph Alexander Turner, Rachel (Brian) Gratz, Stacy (Travis) Schackmann, Holly (Dallas) Hamm and Jaclyn Mathis; great-nieces and nephews: Parker Gratz, Ella and Clayton Schackmann, Keaton Hamm and Max Mathis.

 The family wishes to thank special friends that helped Glenn the last few years: Phil, Jim, Gary, Keith and Kevin. They send a special thank you to the staff at Colonial Manor, William Lehman NP and Dr. Suma Peter for their care and compassion.

 Memorial Donations may be made to Union Corner United Methodist Church, 14158 Perrysville Road, Danville, IL  61834.  Messages and memories may be left on our website at or on Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.

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November 9, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home
10 E. Williams Street
Danville, IL 61832

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