Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Turner

July 16, 1938 - April 19, 2022

Kathleen “Kathy” A. Turner, 83, of Neillsville, WI, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Riverside Assisted Living in Neillsville.

Kathleen Alice Hagen was born on July 16, 1938, at home in the Township of Weston, Clark County, WI, the daughter of Herman and Helen (Salomonsen) Hagen Jr. She attended Greenwood Schools and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1956. She was united in marriage to Donald Turner on September 1, 1956, in Neillsville.

When Kathy moved to Neillsville, she was employed at Kearns Rexall Drug Store. She then went to work for attorney Wayne Trimberger as a legal secretary. She continued working for Trimberger, as well as Frank Vazquez and Diane Trimberger, for several years. Kathy then went to work at the Clark County Courthouse, working in the Aging Office, register in Probate Office and the Clerk of Court Office before her retirement.

Donald died July 1, 1994, at the age of 60.

Kathy was a longtime member of the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. She was a recording secretary and a member of the Mission and Outreach Committee. She was a member of the Purple Passion Patooties Red Hats Society, a monthly Birthday Club with her friends and a longtime member of the Beautification Committee for the city of Neillsville.

She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, shopping trips, organizing and hosting family gatherings, going out to eat and Friday night fish fries with her friends and family. Kathy also enjoyed going on bus trips and traveling with her friends. Kathy enjoyed bowling and belonged to various bowling leagues for many years; she also enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead.

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Steven) Miller, of Neillsville; siblings Jesse (Loretta) Hagen of Mead Lake, WI, Buck (Margie) Hagen, Louise Kuester, Calvin Hagen and Mark Hagen, and a sister-in-law Kathryn Hagen, all of Neillsville, as well as many nieces and nephews. Kathy is also survived by a cousin and close friend Janice Turner of Neillsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents; her mother and father-in-law; a sister, Karan Peters; a brother, Quentin “Kinky” Hagen; a brother-in-law, Henry Kuester, and a sister-in-law, Patricia Hagen.

A memorial service for Kathy will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11,at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville, where visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service. Pastor Julie Garber will officiate. Interment will be in the York Center Cemetery in Granton, WI.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Kathy’s family. Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.