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Obituary - Stan Turner

Stan A. L. Turner, age 70, passed away peacefully at Northern Montana Hospital February 23, 2023 with his son Nathan at his side.

Cremation has taken place, and his ashes will be spread at a private, family memorial in Landusky.

Please visit Stan's online memorial page to leave a message of condolence for his family at

Stan was born in Havre in October 1952 to David H. Turner and Mary F. Winburn Turner. Stan grew up in Havre and graduated from Havre Public High School in May 1970. He married Karin D. Sedenquist of Havre in November 1971. He trained as a chef at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA. Upon his return to Havre, he opened Bummer Dan's Restaurant in 1978 which he ran until 1988. He then worked as an outside sales representative in food distribution for Sysco in Butte and West Yellowstone. His final working years were with Clausen and Sons Construction in Havre. During this time, he moved to Landusky, where he built a house. He retired from Clausen and Sons to live in Landusky where he enjoyed the solitude, winemaking, his cats, and visiting his grandchildren.

Stan was predeceased by his parents and an infant sister, Susan, and is survived by his brother, David W. Turner (Irene) of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, and by his three sisters Mary E. R. Turner (Jim) of Kalispell, Sandra J. Grayson (Clarence) of Landusky, and Kathy Van Wagoner (Glen) of Whitney, TX.

He is survived by his first wife, Karin Turner (Thornton, CO), his second wife, Debra Keller (West Yellowstone), and his partner Carleen Primm (Spokane). He is survived by his three children, Joseph E. Turner (Thornton, CO), Jocelyn A. Gress (Andrew) of Thornton, CO, and Nathan A. Primm (Meaghan) of Spokane, WA, and by five grandchildren, Ashlynn and Karsten Gress, Olivia, Owen and Abby.

Stan was loved by his parents and siblings, his children and grandchildren and his extended family. He lives on in our memories and will be missed.


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