Lori J. Turner

February 16, 1955 - August 23, 2018

Lori  J.  Turner


Belvidere, IL

Lori J. Turner, 63, of Belvidere, Il passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 23, 2018 in Swedish American Hospital surrounded with the love of her family.  Lori was born February 16, 1955 in Belvidere, the daughter of James L and Marilyn J. (Murley) Turner.  She graduated from Belvidere High School in 1973 where she was the school’s first Buccaneer.  Lori loved spending time as well as working on the family farm; she was a farm girl at heart.  She retired from the Belvidere Water Department.  Lori was a member of the Flora Grange; she enjoyed gardening and was known for her extensive pumpkin display each fall, auctions “Treasure hunting”, ponies and mowing.  Lori was truly a best friend to many.  She was always there to help you out.

Lori is loved and will be missed by her daughter, Danielle; mother, Marilyn; sisters, Teri Keegan, Julie Turner and Nancy (Mike) Hearn; nieces and nephews, Kelli (Ben) Knaup, Dustin (Kathy) Turner, Stacey (Scott) Barnes, Ali Hearn and Luke (Leslie) Hearn; great nieces and nephew, Emma and Sam Knaup and Austin Barnes; aunts, Marlene Smiley and Beverly Gibson and cousins; as well as her beloved cats, Cooners and Tessy.  Lori is predeceased by her father, Jim Turner and brother in-law, Rock Keegan and aunt, Shirley Craig

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Turner farm, 8234 Lawrenceville Road, Garden Prairie.  Burial in Lawrenceville Cemetery.  Lori preferred memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or for a memorial bench at the Boone County Fair Grounds in lieu of flowers in her name.  To share a remembrance please visit

Service Schedule

Sunday, August 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Turner farm, 8234 Lawrenceville Road, Garden Prairie.

Burial in Lawrenceville Cemetery.

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My condolences to Turner Family. So sorry for your loss.

Lynne Sensor 2018-09-02T18:57:47

Dear Family,
I remember Lori as a friend from high school. She was one of us that started the somewhat short lived ski team, but we had a lot of fun. I will always have fond memories of her and her kind ways. My deepest condolences. Lisa Moore Penticoff (Jack and Lyddie Moore’s daughter).

Lisa Penticoff 2018-08-28T15:11:19

So very sorry for the Turner Family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan & Cathy Flynn 2018-08-27T09:37:15

We were childhood neighbors on Lawrenceville Rd. My condolences to the Turner family. May your faith help you through this difficult time.

Bonnie VerHagen 2018-08-26T22:29:39

Danielle, I am so sorry for your loss. I met your mother a few years ago at the fair in the pony barn. It was obvious how proud she was of you. Her face lit up when she mentioned your name. I hope your many beautiful memories give you strength during this difficult time. Your family will be in my prayers.

Jule Popanz 2018-08-26T21:47:27

Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Turner family for the loss of Lori. Always a smile and a love for family. Our prayers are with you.

Tom and Paula Wright 2018-08-26T20:55:54

Danny and family,my prayers and thoughts are with you all. RIP my friend.

Valerie Verken 2018-08-26T19:08:57

I am so sorry to hear of Lori’s passing. We go back a long way from PAG baseball to just running into her in Belvidere. She always made me laugh and she had that incredible smile. I am glad I got to see her not to long ago. I wish I could of said goodbye to her today but cannot make it. I wish her daughter and family my condolences. I will miss her. I was lucky to know her RIP girlfriend

Kristine Tarrant Grooms 2018-08-26T17:10:32

Dearest Danni, and my sister Terrie Pyszka ~~
I am so incredibly sorry to hear of Lori’s passing … I am thinking fondly of her and hearing her hearty laugh … Love and good vibrations coming your way, ladies … Godspeed ~~ Pam Ogren

Pam Ogren 2018-08-26T08:24:51

My condolences to all of you, I was sorry to read of your loss. Lori such a full of life person that I know you will all miss. Keeping you all in prayer and thought. May God be with you all through this tough time.

Diane Schweig 2018-08-25T21:20:48

This life is going to be strange without you dear friend. You meant so much to so many. We will keep our memories close to our heart until we meet again – Love always — Kath <3

Kathy Mechler 2018-08-25T20:43:25

Praying for Lori’s family. I worked with Lori at the Rockford Post Office. So sorry for your loss………….

Pat Carey 2018-08-25T08:28:18

The news of Lori’s passing breaks my heart. Dani, your mom was one of the moms from our childhood that always made me feel welcome and special, and made us laugh! She will be incredibly missed. Prayers for the entire Turner family.

Mindy (Buker) Hartzler 2018-08-25T08:27:00

Our prayers and thoughts are with you ! You always made me smile! you.

John Stenerson 2018-08-25T00:32:03

So sorry to hear. I always remember her as one of the nicest people at BHS. Prayers and comfort to your family.

Lori Mahan 2018-08-24T23:51:18

So very sorry to hear the sad news of Lori’s passing. My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. God has a special angel by his side.
Peggy King

Peggy King 2018-08-24T21:24:37

I am very sorry to hear about Lori. Our prayers will be with all of you.

John Meyers 2018-08-24T20:47:44

So sorry to hear of Lori’s passing. She was part of a wonderful family and I offer prayers to all. God bless you.

Deb LePla 2018-08-24T20:25:21

Our deepest sympathy to Danielle and the entire Turner family. May you find comfort in all your wonderful memories during this time.
Gye and Lori Barnes

Lori Barnes 2018-08-24T20:23:38

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for her family 🙏

Linda Saue Wohlfarth 2018-08-24T20:20:59

To Lori’s family our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!💗 She was an awesome person and a blessing to us! May you find comfort in God’s love!

Rob nd Donna Burlo 2018-08-24T20:02:21

Dani your mother was a Gem. She will be missed and remembered by so many people young and old. Lori my friend, Rest In Peace , you will never be forgotten. I will miss seeing your face at auctions, which you truly loved going to .
Love Jackie Krause

Jackie Krause 2018-08-24T20:01:29

Our condolences go out to Danielle and all of the Turner family. Lori will be missed and remembered by so many people. Love, Kim, Bob and Tyler

Kim Heldmann 2018-08-24T19:01:40

My condolences to the Turner family. I’ve known Lori from grade school thru high school. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Tim Hyser 2018-08-24T18:42:36

So very sorry for your loss Turner family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Don & Connie McNeil

Don/Connie McNeil 2018-08-24T18:34:30

I was so sorry to see Lori had passed away….we had a lot of fun working together at the water department. She will be missed.

Darlene Carlson 2018-08-24T18:32:09

So very sorry Turner family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan & Cathy Flyn 2018-08-24T18:28:24

We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family. Jeff and Trudy Flippo

Jeff and Trudy Flippo 2018-08-24T18:21:50

Our hearts are heavy for all of you. May Lori Rest In Peace and prayers that you can hold memories of her within your heart always.

Anita and John Feltes 2018-08-24T18:09:21

So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Stuart & Marcia Schultz 2018-08-24T17:34:59

Dear Lori,
So proud to call you friend, a great lady always ready to help anyone ❤️Prayers for your family.

Sherry Hicks 2018-08-24T17:34:07

We met as 8 year olds on the Kiwanis swim team. The times we shared for the last 55 years, l will treasure forever. Loving thoughts to Dani and the Turner family. She is just away. Love you, Lor.

Lorel Nilsen 2018-08-24T17:30:38

Lori will be missed by all that knew her. She will be remembered for her big smile and infectious outgoing personality.

Denise Carlson 2018-08-24T16:54:15


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