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Thomas "Tom" M. Turner
January 8, 1942 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Thomas “Tom” Mather Turner, of Elm Grove and Green Bay, passed away on October 26th, 2023 at age 81. Proud father of Christopher Mather (Rebekah) Turner and Matthew Carlin Turner, loving grandfather to Veronica Jane and William Mather Turner, fortunate son of Leona (Mather) and Carlin Pattinson Turner, brother to David (Julie) and Daniel (Merry) Turner, and uncle to Stacy (Greg) Kult, Barbra Turner, and Sarah (Aaron) Hedden.
Tom was a graduate of Brookfield High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and studied Broadcast Law at Marquette University. His career in Broadcasting and Communications management included thirteen years with WMVS/WMVT-TV/10 & 36 in Milwaukee and three years as Editorial and Public Affairs Director at WISN-TV/12 in Milwaukee. His state service in Northeast Wisconsin spanned seven years as District Public Affairs Manager of the Wisconsin DOT and ten years as Regional Communications Manager with the Wisconsin DNR. Tom was a 25-year volunteer and past President of the Board of Directors of the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove.
Tom was an Eagle Scout; Executive Director of the Lee County Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers, Florida; a member of Washington Masonic Lodge #21 in Green Bay; Past Thrice Potent Master and past Director of the Work of the Scottish Rite Valley of Green Bay; recipient of recognition in Boston in 2002 as a 33° Degree Mason and Honorary Member of the Scottish Rite Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction; Emeritus Director of the Ritualistic Divan and Emeritus Public Relations Chairman of the Beja Shrine. Before moving to Green Bay, Tom was an active member of Nathan Hale Lodge #350, the Scottish Rite Valley of Milwaukee and Tripoli Shriners.
His by-word was always “curiosity,” and his confident mantra was “I can do that!” If he had a final thought it was probably, “Boy, I’d sure like to do it all over again.”
Visitation will be hosted at Lyndahl Funeral Home in Green Bay on November 18th, 2023 from 12pm until 2pm. Rose and Salt for 33° Masons at 2pm Followed by a Masonic Service offered by Washington Lodge #21 F&AM. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children c/o Beja Shriners in Green Bay, the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove, and Public Television Stations 10/36 in Milwaukee.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Tom’s family by visiting his tribute page at www.lyndahl.com.