Frederick Walter Turner, 90, died on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Froedtert Memorial Hospital. He leaves his wife, Mary Ann Turner; his daughters: Ellen Maxon (Jane Ralph), Mary (Jeff) Knudtson, Katherine (Jay) Jacques, Andi (Randy) Oppmann, and the late Leigh Ann Turner; his sons: Ric Turner, Bruce Turner, Jim (Cheryl) Turner and Doug Turner; 17 living grandchildren, 1 deceased grandson and 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Lois Szabrak and a brother, Bruce Turner. Born in Jamestown, New York to Edna and Walter Turner. He spent his childhood in Lakewood, NY, where he was active in all high school sports and was even Prom King. He was known to many as “Sonny”.
He served in the US Army at the end of World War II. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from Babson College, Boston, MA and a MBA in Finance from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. He was a resident of the Lake Country area for over 50 years. As Senior Vice President, First Wisconsin National Bank in Milwaukee, he led the Human Resources and Marketing efforts for several years. He was active in the community and served on several boards including The Greater Milwaukee Open, Lombardi Golf Tournament, Junior Achievement, Nashotah State Grade School (President), Lad Lake and The American Red Cross. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, sailor and golfer. He served as a board member and officer for the Wisconsin State Golf Association for 23 years. He was an active member of Chenequa Country Club for over 50 years, where he played thousands of rounds of golf and won the Club Championship several times. He was also known as an Arrowhead High School boys and girls sports “Super Fan”.
The family wishes to thank the kindness and generosity of all those who visited him, prayed for his well-being and provided exceptional care. It is greatly appreciated.
There will be a private service for immediate family followed by a “Celebration of Life” event for his family and numerous friends at Chenequa Country Club in May. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made toward a Perpetual Memorial in Walt’s name with The Western Golf Association Evan Scholars Foundation (WGAESF).