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Dr. Michael A Turner, DVM

December 1, 1947 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 73)


Dr. Michael A. Turner, DVM, age 73, of Chillicothe, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Michael was born on December 1, 1947 in Streator, Illinois to Keith A. and Lavon (Meils) Turner.  He married Rosalie Cotty on April 11, 1981 in Rome, IL.

Surviving are his wife, Rosalie; his mother, Lavon of Chillicothe; his brothers, Kevin L. Turner and Scott I. (Gisela) Turner, both of Chillicothe; his sister-in-laws, Sandra K. Nelson of Chillicothe and Donalie Colwell of Sparland, IL; his brother-in-law, H. Jene Cotty of Peoria, IL; and many beloved cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father and his sister, Martha A. Turner. 

Michael graduated from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine and was a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and owner of Turner Animal Clinic for 38 years, retiring in September of 2009.  He was a member of the Illinois Veterinary Association and was instrumental and an original shareholder in the formation of the Tri County Emergency Animal Clinic in Peoria.  He was an accomplished private pilot with instrument rating, twin engine and helicopter.  Michael was also a devout Christian.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.  Memorials in Michael’s name may be made to, Samaritan’s Purse, Wounded Warriors or the U of I College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.  Cards of condolences may be mailed to P.O. Box 557, Chillicothe, IL 61523.  Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

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