Kay Turn, 83, of Kennedy, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock, Minn., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.
Kay Genevieve Dagen was born June 20, 1937, the daughter of Leonard and Pearl (Stark) Dagen. Kay grew up near Donaldson, Minn., and graduated from Kennedy High School.
On Sept., 15, 1956, she was united in marriage to LeRoy Turn. The couple settled on the Turn family farm just east of Kennedy and farmed there for many years. Kay also worked at the Karlstad Nursing Home and in 2011 she was awarded the Shelley Joseph-Kordell Award for her advocacy, dedication and commitment to seniors as a CNA/rehabilitation aide there. LeRoy passed away in 2003.
Kay was a member of the Kennedy Covenant Church and was a longtime Sunday School teacher. She served on the Kennedy School Board and played an active part in her community. Kay enjoyed sewing, canning, cooking and baking. She followed her kids and grandkids in many of their sporting events and was most happy to be a grandma!
Family members include: her children, Doug Turn, Lake Bronson, Minn., Rick (Pat) Turn, Bemidji, Minn., Lisa (Dave) Spooner, Cloquet, Minn., Jonathan (Tina) Turn, Kennedy, and Jason Turn, Kennedy; grandchildren, Tyler (Megan) Turn, Rice, Minn., Tanner Turn, Bemidji, Steven (Jenna) Spooner, Duluth, Minn., Michael Spooner, Cloquet, Lexi, Marlee, Morgan and Brenna Turn, Kennedy; a brother, John (Junice) Dagen, Chadron, Neb., and Roger (Toni) Dagen, Bellafonte, Pa.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; and a son, Greg, in 1975.
Kay’s family held a private celebration of her life on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. in Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock. Interment will be in Jupiter Cemetery, rural Kennedy. Rev. Gary Dorn, presiding. Renee Wahl will provide special music. Austin Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. www.au-stinfuneralchapel.com.