Joseph R. ‘Joe’ Turner

Joseph R. “Joe” Turner, 55, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, 2018.

He was born May 19, 1963, in Tiffin, to Donn and Marlene (Brown) Turner. He married Gin Smith June 19, 1987.

Survivors include his mother, Marlene Turner of Tiffin; wife, Gin, of Tiffin; two sons, Jacob (Kathryn Andrachik) Turner of Rocky River and 1st Lt. Chase (Samantha) Turner, USMC of Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California; a brother, Pete (Teresa) Turner of Woodbridge, Virginia; a sister, Fran (Pete) Kleinhenz of Tiffin; and one grandchild, Leo Dixon Turner.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donn Turner, and a brother, David Turner.

Joe graduated in 1981 from Tiffin Columbian High School and owned Joe’s Lawn Care for the past four years. Prior to that, he worked at Klepper’s for 15 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoyed motorcycling, golfing, music, traveling around the United States and his German shepherd/Labrador mix, Tank. He was a member of AA, sober for 18 years, 5 months. Joe would help anyone, was proud of his boys, and family was very important to him.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of his service Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883 (419) 447-2424.

His funeral will begin at noon Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. There will be no burial at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Seneca County, Calvert Catholic School or Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence, 5605 Monroe St., Sylvania, OH 43560.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneral

home.com.