ALLEN TURVEY

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Warren Allen Turvey was born on October 29, 1931 in Blackwell, Oklahoma and died on July 22, 2013 in Le Sueur, Minnesota. He attended schools in Blackwell and attended Colorado State University and Montana State University and graduated with a Master’s Degree from Oklahoma State University. He, alongside his brother, George, served with the National Guard Artillery Division in Korea. He married Patricia Dale of Blackwell in 1954. At one time he and his brother, Bill, owned Snow White Market and Lockers, and later Allen and Pat moved to Le Sueur when he bought the Minnesota Valley Fertilizer Company. In 1993 Allen married Kay Ruud, and they continued to live in Le Sueur until his death. In addition to his wife, Kay, he leaves two children, Ann Manteufel and her husband, Brian, and their children, Jennifer, Patrick, Sara and Nathan; and Matthew Turvey and his wife, Julie, and their son, Mason. He has four great grandchildren – Olivia, Amelia, Malia and Anthony. He also has three stepchildren, Lori van der Merwe and husband, Anton, and children, Rochelle and Kathryn; Michelle Straub and husband, Jeff, and children Jarek and Sydney; and Scott Ruud and wife, Tricia, and children Alexander, Griffin, and Lariana. He is survived by two brothers, Bill and George and wife, Tonya, and two sisters, Alice Moore and Carol Sjoberg and husband, Jim. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Le Sueur. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Grace Turvey, and his wife, Pat. With Allen’s death the world has lost a kind and thoughtful man who enjoyed life and loved to make his family and friends laugh. After his heart transplant nearly 15 years ago he said he felt that each day he lived was a bonus, and it was obvious that he truly believed that. He will be greatly missed. His memorial service will be at the Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur at 11:00 a.m. [with visitation at 10:00 a.m.] on Wednesday, July 31 Friday, August 2 If you wish to donate in Allen’s memory it would be appreciated if you would consider the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, MN (www.gift-of-life.org) or Mayo Home Hospice. and burial is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. in Blackwell, Oklahoma.