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Kenneth E. Turnow

Published: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 10:48 a.m. CDT

Kenneth E. Tornow, 72, Lanark, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. 

He wasborn on June 24, 1941, the son of Ora and Edith (Akridge) Tornow, 

Kenneth graduated from Lanark High School. 

He was employed as a farmer, pressman, and a school bus driver for the Eastland School District. 

He is survived by his wife, Betty; great-granddaughter, Bailey; sons, Ken and James (Kristen) Tornow; daughters, Sue (John Flynn) and Dee (Barry) Smith; step-son, Jason Downs; step-daughters, Sandra (Pat) Rippy, and Janice Burkholder; 27 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Kenneth was preceded by his parents Ora and Edith (Akridge)Tornow, and siblings, Gary and Bonnie. 

Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home, Lanark, with Rev. Herb Bollman of Faith Reformed Church officiating. Visitation was scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. 

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