Raymond L. Turner

January 17, 1946December 6, 2011

Raymond L. Turner, 65, of Blue Grass, formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at his home.

Visitation will be from 4-8 pm, Friday, December 9, 2011 at The Runge Mortuary. Cremation rites will be accorded after visitation. There will be no funeral service. Memorials may be left to the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be expressed at

Raymond was born January 17, 1946 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of William and Marie (Krogman) Turner. He served in the Marine Corps during Vietnam. He was united in marriage to Karen Ketelsen July 5, 1967 in Morrison, Illinois. He was a line crew foreman for Interstate Power Company (Alliant Energy) in Clinton. He was a business representative for IBEW Local 949. He retired in 2006. Raymond enjoyed hunting, fishing and football.

Those left to honor his memory are wife of 44 years, Karen; children and spouses and grandchildren Tim (Melissa) Turner, daughter Abirlan, Tom (Susan) Turner, daughter Stephanie, David (Tami) Turner, daughter Breanna and son Jacob, and Debra (Neal) Rasmussen, son Keegan and daughters Karlee, Kennedy; and brother Charles Turner, Clinton, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.


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Michelle Oakes

December 28, 2011

Karen I am so sorry to hear about Ray. Oh my word I had no idea. My heart goes out to you and your family. His smile will be in my heart forever and he will never be forgotten. I wish I could be there to hug you!

December 10, 2011

The members of Towne&Country Homeowners Association wish to express our deepest sorrow for your loss. Ray was a wonderful neighbor and friend and will be missed.

Rich Baldwin

December 9, 2011

Dear Karen and family---we are so very sorry to read of your loss. Thankyou for sharing all these pictures. We have so many fond and happy memories, of you folks when David and Kent were growing up. Our sincere Sympathy to you all. With Prayers-----Steve and Joan Borota


December 9, 2011


December 9, 2011

Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services in Albert Lea, MN is saddened to hear of Ray's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

December 9, 2011

Karen, Dave and family, what can I say Ray was unique. We had many a laugh together. Remain strong because that is what Ray would want. When Joe is feeling better we will be down and tell a few Ray stories, laugh a little and cry a little. One could not find a better friend. Rember what a always told Ray, everybody loves Raymond. John and Liz Ginther

Grant Wilke

December 9, 2011

We are very sorry for your loss. We have many memories of the past and we will miss you very much. God Bless

December 9, 2011

Karen, My sympathy goes out to you and your family. I lived down the street from the Ketelsen family in Clinton when growing up and went to school with Ray. It's been a long time. Tom Florence, Des Moines

December 9, 2011

Karen and family
So sorry to hear about Ray. What a shock, Keith and I are talking about the fun times we all had together. Take Care
Mary and Keith Andreasen

Grateful Citizen

December 9, 2011

Thank you Mr. Turner for your military service.