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LeRoy Joseph Turbes

July 2, 1930 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 90)


LeRoy Turbes, 90, of Kandiyohi, died Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar.


A memorial service for LeRoy will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, www.hafh.org.


LeRoy Joseph Turbes was born July 2, 1930, on the family farm north of Springfield, Minnesota, to Joseph and Mary (Wenisch) Turbes.  He grew up and attended country school near Springfield.  He then started working on the family farm.   On August 23, 1953, he married Charlotte Kumerow in Lamberton, Minnesota.  They lived in Anchorage, Alaska, where LeRoy was stationed while serving in the US Army.  They later moved to Lamberton, where LeRoy farmed and Long Prairie, where he farmed and worked at a feed store, before moving to Kandiyohi in 1966.  While living in Kandiyohi, LeRoy worked at the Sinclair gas station and the Willmar Post Office, drove school bus for the Kandiyohi bus company, and owned and operated Kandi Rentals.  LeRoy also bartended part-time and was a handy-man.  LeRoy had resided at Bethesda in Willmar since August 2015.


He is survived by his four children: Debra Turbes of Little Falls, Cheryl Turbes of Willmar, Brian Turbes of Winona, and Lisa (and Eric) Palaschak of Adrian; eight grandchildren: Jeremy (and Michelle) Urban, Jennifer (and Scott) Knudson, Jason Urban, Joshua Zenner, Kendra Turbes, Nicholas Turbes, Natasha Mulder, and Kiersha Mauch; thirteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Charlotte in 2016; his siblings: Lawrence Turbes, Arnold Turbes, Agnes Riederer, Christine Nelson, Marie Vogel, Sally Peters, Eleanor Veenstra, Cecilia Reupke, Peter Turbes, Albert Turbes, John Turbes, and Bernard Turbes; and his goddaughter and niece: Renae Groff Arneson.






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