Norman Neil Turner, 82

PALMER — Norman Neil Turner, 82, of Palmer, passed away March 14, 2021.

He was born on July 9, 1938 in Milford to Lester N. and Esther (Pohlman) Turner.  Norman was raised in Bellingham, and moved to Palmer in 1978, and in 2019 moved to Stittville, NY, to be closer to his daughter.

He worked as a truck driver for many years and was employed at Overland Mills and Turley Publication.  After his retirement, he worked as a van driver for the Palmer Senior Center and was also an active member. Norman enjoyed water skiing and most of all was a people’s person who loved engaging in conversations with anyone who would listen.

He will be missed by his three children,  Tammy Park of Stittville, NY, Dawn Turner of Palmer and Norman Turner, Jr of Hawaii.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Jordan Turner, Kelsey Turner,  Kobi Turner, Wyatt Park and Madison Park.  Norman was predeceased by his wife, Clara M. (Florek) Turner in 2016 and his sister, E. Patricia Dolloff in 2015.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home.

A Graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Evergreen cemetery in Medway.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Palmer Senior Center.  For more information, please visit


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