Art Turner, Corning, May 25, 2016

Arthur Herman Turner was born June 30, 1946, the son of Donald Gail and Pearl Rose (Mass) Turner in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his home in Corning, Iowa, at the age of 69.

Art was raised in Council Bluffs and graduated from Lewis Central High School in 1966. On Oct. 27, 1972, he was united in marriage to Barbara Sue Lett in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union three children were born: Christian, Cheyenne and Cody. 

Art served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. Art worked masonry, graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in 1977 and then served the communities of Exira, Greenfield and Corning for a total of 18 years of law enforcement and then worked in a couple of factories for 13 years. He was a member of the Iowa Law Enforcement Intelligence Network. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, lottery, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and especially his family and grandchildren. He always had stories, loved fried shrimp and really enjoyed cooking for his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Donald, Jr. and Franklin and William Turner and wife Mary; son, Cody Turner; granddaughter, Lindsey Turner; and brother-in-law, Jim Stokley.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Turner of Corning; son, Christian Turner and wife Lacy of Corning; daughter, Cheyenne Rasmussen and husband Rob of Massena; 11 grandchildren, Kayla Meikle, Meranda Smith, Keira Strough, Colton Turner, Kacey Strough, Foxx Turner, Jaden Bissell, Ashton Turner, Kai Turner, Whitney Rasmussen and Sophia Rasmussen; sister-in-law, Pat Stokley of Anita; nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Service was held May 31, 2016, at the United Methodist Church, Massena, Iowa with Pastor Dallas Wood officiating.

Music was recorded selections of “Daddy’s Hands,” “Still The One,” “When I Get Where I’m Going” and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”

Honorary pallbearers were Jamie Stokley, Bill Turner, Jr., Mike Turner, Tony Turner and Shane Wagner.

The Steen Funeral Home in Massena was in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at


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