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Marva Dawn (Knoll) Turner

April 3, 1937 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 83)


Mrs. Marva Dawn Turner, age 83 of Newaygo, passed away Friday evening, May 15, 2020 at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial in Fremont after a short illness.  She was born on April 3, 1937 in Muskegon, Michigan to John and Jeannette (Zylman) Knoll. Marva enjoyed family functions, good friends and going to yard sales. On September 18, 1955 she married Jerry Turner and he survives her along with four children: Roy Turner of Hart, Cliff Turner of Hesperia, Tom Turner of Ravenna and Kari (Dale) Hanes of Fremont; five grandchildren: Gerald Turner, Marva (Desmond) Piper, Kari (Lynx) Price, Melanie (Chris) Pastotnik and Angela Tyler; ten great grandchildren; sister Dorothy Jordan of Fremont; and sisters-in-law Carline Knoll of Newaygo and Mary Knoll of Muskegon. Marva was preceded in death by her father, mother, step-father Charles Ranger, daughter-in-law Rhonda Turner, grandson Jerry Turner, grandson-in-law Andrew Tyler, two brothers Richard and Dennis Knoll and by her brother-in-law Ivory Jordan. Due to current restrictions concerning COVID-19 and social distancing, the family will have a private graveside service at the end of June.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marva's name to these two non-profits that held a special place in her heart:  Emma L. Graham Scholarship Fund.  You can mail your donation to  the Fremont Area Community Foundation, 4424 W. 48th Street, Fremont, Michigan  49412 (checks payable to the Fremont Area Community Foundation and include "Emma L. Graham Scholarship Fund" in the check's memo line). The Newaygo County Compassion Home.  Donations can be made online on their website or by mail:, 4012 S. Sherman Blvd., Fremont, Michigan  49412.  Online guest book: Arrangements by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.


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Funeral Service


Private Family Graveside Service
June 1, 2020

Newaygo Cemetery
298 E. Croton Drive
Newaygo, MI 49337


Emma Graham Scholarship Fund at the Fremont Area Community Foundation
4424 W. 48th Street, Fremont MI 49412

Checks payable to the Fremont Area Community Foundation and include "Emma L. Graham Scholarship Fund" in the check's memo line

Newaygo County Compassion Home
4012 S. Sherman, Fremont MI 49412

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