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Diane K. Turner

Diane passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022 in Cape Coral, Florida.

She was born July 28, 1939 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Summner and Anita (Galer) Sleep. 60 years ago Diane was saved and began her life of worshipping her Lord. She enjoyed attending church and had served as a deaconess, teacher and secretary for many years.

Diane enjoyed taking care of her home and was also secretary at Hoard Chiropractic Clinic. Family was everything to Diane. She never missed any of her grandchildren’s sporting events and loved taking family vacations. Diane was an avid Alabama Football fan and liked reading, shopping, especially for her grandchildren, going to the theater and celebrating Christmas and Easter with her family. In 1958 in Kalamazoo, she married Henry “Al” Turner who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Michelle Link of Mattawan and Rob (Rachel) Turner of Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Nicole (Pat), Desiree (Jason), Jack, Faith and Selah and 2 great-granddaughter, Lily and Sophia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law, Al Link and siblings, Jack, Alice and Pat.

Friends may visit with Diane’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 4, 2022, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Thaddeus Stout officiating.

Private family burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Diane may be made to the

YMCA Women’s Shelter

or the

Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

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March 2, 2022 at 2:34 pm

Dear Rob& Rachel, Jack, Faith & Selah,

I’m very sorry Rob. Your mother was a BRIGHT LIGHT in this world. I loved to hear her laugh. It was full of fun and excitement. She was very hospitable and full of energy.

Thank you for introducing me to your mom, Rob. I am glad to have known her. I will miss her. Xoxo


Bruce & Laurie Humbert

March 2, 2022 at 2:44 pm

It was a privilege to know her. Her energy for life and excitement for the Lord was contagious. We will miss her. We will look forward to seeing her in the Celestial City. Psalm 116:15


Carolyn E Jordan

March 2, 2022 at 5:56 pm

Al, Diane & Rob- how my heart goes out to you in hugs of understanding, sadness & grief. My heart also sings praises to God for the life of this precious child of His & for the lives she touched, those she loved & those she brought into this world to carry on the legacy of His plan for Diane’s life. I pray that God wrap each of you in His loving arms & surround you with His Peace knowing that your precious wife, Mother & friend is with Him & safe at His right hand. She is at Peace & has reached the Holy land. Thanks be to God.


Wanda Beyer, Louisville, Ky

March 2, 2022 at 8:44 pm

I am heart broken to learn of Diana’s passing. I met Diane at Southwest Florida Baptist Church in Ft Myers, Fl. a couple years ago as we both were snowbirds. This passed year, she has been my long distance friend, encourager and prayer warrior thru illness and surgeries with my Husband. Both our husbands had arota heart replacements within months of each other. She kept me informed, encouraged me in my care giving and what he could expect. She truly was my Angel from afar. We were so looking forward to seeing each other after her recovery. She texted me the day she fell, asking me to pray for her. I have every day and night. Today, I find out she has gone to Heaven. She was truly a saint of God. I will miss her but know she is in a better place, Thanks for sharing that lovely smiling face…truly her.


Don Dekema

March 2, 2022 at 9:17 pm

So sorry Al you have Me and Donna’s deepest sympathy.

She was a great lady

Don and Donna Dekema


Uche Ogbonna

March 3, 2022 at 9:56 am

Hello Rob,

I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family for your late mother. May her sole rest in peace. May the Lord grant you and your family courage and strength in this difficult period.


Guy & Bonnie Kebbe

March 3, 2022 at 11:59 am

Al…so sorry we didn’t realize Diane had passed away. She was a very lovely lady. We so enjoyed having her live across the street at Siesta Bay. We feel so badly we didn’t get to say goodbye to her. The world needs more people like her. If we can help in any way in Florida, let us know. Our hearts & prayers go out to you & your family.


marla and shelley matlock

March 4, 2022 at 3:35 am

Michelle and family we are so sorry to hear your mom passed. she was a lovely godly woman. take comfort in knowing she is now with the lord. we will be praying for you.


Patrick K. Moore

March 4, 2022 at 10:31 am


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Remember and celebrate all that your mom meant to you over the years. Moms are a true blessing.

May God bless you and your family during this time.

Patrick K. Moore


Deborah Kay Predum

March 4, 2022 at 1:39 pm

I am so blessed to have gotten to know Diane, even if it was only for a couple of years. I always missed her when she was in Florida, but looked forward to her beautiful smile in church when they were at FBC of Plainwell. She was a dear and precious lady and I will always remember her for her kindness and the joy she spread around her.

I am deeply sorry for your loss and will pray for you in the months ahead. God is a God of healing, comfort, and burden-lifting. He holds you in His hand and has His arms around you.


Michael & Holly Svehla (and family)

March 4, 2022 at 1:39 pm

To the Turner family, we are so very sorry to hear the passing of your dear mother. To lose your mother, is truly heartbreaking, for Michael and I have been down this road too. For me, it was fairly recent (16 months). Remember all the good times, all that she taught you, the funny thing she said and did, and her beautiful spirit. She will always be with you, watching over you and there to talk to as well. It will just be different now. Tears will flow and you might think you are able to move on, then you will be reminded of her by seeing something or hearing something, then the tears will flow again. I talk to my mom all the time and sometimes I can smile, other times, there is a tear rolling down my cheek. Your mother leaves behind a wonderful legacy and that will live on forever. What a beautiful lady inside and out, and what a blessing she has been to your family. She is with our dear Lord now and someday you all will be together again. Hold tight to your faith and ask the Lord to give you strength, and He will. Please know that our family will be praying for all of you during this very difficult time. God bless you and hold you close.


Bonnie Goodacre

March 4, 2022 at 7:23 pm

I seriously doubt you’ll remember me, my husband Dan and I knew you and Diane years ago when all our kids were quite little, as I recall I think at that time you lived outside Plainwell on old 131, I don’t recall where we lived. Dans been gone for 21 yrs now, I live in NC with our youngest son Jeff, we lost our older son Mike in his mid 20’s of non hodgesons lymphoma , I could be mistaken but Iam pretty sure your the same couple we knew then, if not I apologize. You have my condolences , I know all too well what your going through.


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