OBITUARY

Wayne L. Turnquist

May 18, 1941May 26, 2018
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Wayne L. Turnquist Age 77, of Cambridge Passed away unexpectedly 5/26/18

Preceded in death by his parents, Theodore & Doris; brother-in-law, Stanley Selin.

Survived by his wife, Lucretia; children, David (Debbie), Heidi (Mike) Bigelbach, Ellen Corkrum, Emmanuel (Julianna) Kwame, Emmelyn Kwame, Ezra Kwame; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister, Meradie Seline; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 2pm Saturday, JULY 21, 2018 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (3014 NE McKinley St. Minneapolis, MN) visitation 1pm until the time of service.

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Services

21 July

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

3014 NE McKinley Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota

21 July

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

3014 NE McKinley Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota

REMEMBERING

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Trinity Bigelbach

June 19, 2018

My first memory of grandpa is me having olives on the ends of all my fingers and him stealing one. I got mad but he smiled and said nothing. He was always telling us jokes and would sit and talk to us for a long time. My grandpa taught me a lot of things like how to be compassionate and non judgemental to those less fortunate. I will miss my grandpa. I loved him then and I love him now. I look forward to seeing him again someday.

Laila Bigelbach

June 9, 2018

The thing I'll miss the most about grandpa is his humor. He was very, very funny and a good sport. What made his jokes so funny is they were dumb. Have you ever heard the saying it's so dumb it's funny? That's what my grandpa's jokes were like.

Every time we saw him he brought us somewhere. I remember he always took us to this library. There was all kinds of animals there like birds, cats, and spiders. It was so fun! He also took us to a place that helps homeless people. He gave us each a little box and said the money you put in here goes to a place that uses the money to build a house for homeless people.

I know he's not gone. He is looking down on us and I feel like he is saying "Don't cry, it's not like I'm gone forever. You can talk to me anytime you want." So that is what I'm going to do.

Love, Laila

Joanne Turnquist

June 8, 2018

I find it very hard to express my inner most feelings in this difficult time for my children, me and Lucretia and her children, too. Wayne was a wonderful father to both of our children for the fifteen years we were married and he continued to love and to stay close to them up to his death. One of Mark Twain’s quotes was ”Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it”. That fragrance of forgiveness will always be carried in my heart. The many beautiful times spent as a family at mom and dad’s Turnquist’s farm in Wisconsin, snowmobiling with the children and Clarisse and Joe, walking in the woods searching for berries, antiquing and garage sales, building stone retainer walls, planting hundreds of trees at our home in the countryside, playing cards with Pat and Al, gourmet club, cutting down our Christmas trees with the children, and baking and entertaining the teachers from Southview Elementary School in Braham at Christmas time will never be forgotten. Fond and loving memories are the precious part of the life we shared as a family that I will carry in my heart. May God take you, Wayne, into His all loving arms. You are now free of the troubles of this world for eternity. With love, Joanne

Jacki Louden Paron

June 8, 2018

Wayne will always be remembered for his genuine heart. He made me feel so important growing up. He always asked questions, listened intently, and cared about what I had to say. He inspired me to hold my head high, and found the good in any situation. Wayne brought about a feeling of peacefulness that always mattered to me. I truly enjoyed spending time with him. There are so many memories growing up that have him in it. Most of all, I will remember the humor and laughter he shared. I am Honored and Blessed to have known Wayne. He was truly a blessing in my life, and I will miss him. All our love and prayers!

Cherise Gow

May 28, 2018

Wayne was a great man!!! I grew up around him as a young girl hanging out with his daughter Heidi at their house many summers. He always had a smile and a quirky fact to share. He loved his family very much!!! May God welcome him in his arms and allow his family peace and comfort knowing he is with him. Love you Wayne, rest in peace... Cheri

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Biography

Wayne L. Turnquist
Age 77, of Cambridge
Passed away unexpectedly 5/26/18

Preceded in death by his parents, Theodore & Doris; brother-in-law, Stanley Selin. Survived by his wife, Lucretia; children, David (Debbie), Heidi (Mike) Bigelbach, Ellen Corkrum, Emmanuel (Julianna) Kwame, Emmelyn Kwame, Ezra Kwame; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister, Meradie Seline; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be 2pm Saturday, JULY 21, 2018 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (3014 NE McKinley St. Minneapolis, MN) visitation 1pm until the time of service.