John I. Turpening, age 72, of Adrian, MI, passed away, June 22, 2020, at ProMedica Bixby Medical Center. He was born October 8, 1947, the son of Edward & Ruth (Dunmire) Turpening. John was proud that he returned to school through adult education and received his high school diploma in 2006. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonny Turpening, his children, Terry Turpening (Robert Murlless) John Edward Turpening, eight grandchildren, Oliver Murlless, Sydney Jade Murlless, Robert Thomas Murlless, Branda Marie Turpening, Juley Dakota Turpening, Shelby-Lee Lynn Turpening, Jaylynn Grace Turpening, John Edward Turpening, Jr., one great granddaughter, Cora Ann Marie Grand, three sisters, Mary Moore, Lucille Goodman and Margaret Turpening, one brother, James Edward Turpening, and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward & Ruth Turpening, two sisters, Bonnie Moore and Juanita Turpening, one sister in law, Virginia "Gabby" Gifford, three brothers in law, Jim Moore, Bill Moore and Ed Goodman and nephew, Eddie Goodman. Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, June 27, 2020, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI. Visitation will also be on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the time of service at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. www.PurseFuneralHome.com
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