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Richard "Rick" Turner
Richard "Rick" Turner

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Richard "Rick" Turner
Died on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

1-4:00 pm Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
Weerts Funeral Home
10:30 am Monday, July 3rd, 2017
St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf
Cemetery: Davenport Memorial Park
Richard G. Turner, 67, of Bettendorf, IA, passed away Thursday, June 29th, 2017 after a four year battle with T-Cell Lymphoma at UnityPoint Trinity, Rock Island. Services in celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 am Monday July 3rd at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf. Visitation will be held from 1-4 pm Sunday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, and from 9:30 am until time of service Monday at the church. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to yet be established.
Rick was born in 1949 in Davenport, IA to Donald and Betty Turner. He graduated from Bettendorf High School and served with the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War- two tours in Vietnam. On June 2, 1973, he married Barbara Gasper in Tipton, Kansas. He worked at John Deere for 23 years and served with the Auxiliary Police, Bettendorf. Rick and his twin brother David were the first twins in Iowa to reach their Eagle Scott rank plus three palms. He also served as a Cub Master and Scout Master. He had a great sense of humor even through tough battles with back surgeries and cancer. He enjoyed camping and photography. He was a volunteer photographer for Oakdale Memorial Gardens. He had a love for Mustang cars and the Seattle Sea Hawks. Rick was liked by all who knew him and was “Dad” to many of them.
Survivors include his wife Barbara; son Travis (Kimberly) Turner, all of Bettendorf; sister-in-law Diane (Rex) O’Brien of Hayes, Kansas; brother-in-law Duane Gasper of Ellis, Kansas; four nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother David, sister-in-law Jaxine Gasper, nieces Dawn Marie and Kimberly Turner, nephew Reid O’Brien, and his dog Shadow.
Rick’s family gives a special thanks to the doctors and fourth floor nursing staff at UnityPoint Health, Trinity Rock Island, for their exceptional care and compassion shown to them.
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Weerts Funeral Home - 3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, Iowa 52807 tel. 563.355.4433