Just now reading all the nice things printed here and permanent. Time does heal with a loss this large and my friend Fred was most certainly "large" in life, but so down to earth too. I loved you Fred Turner and Patty too......A faithful employee of many years! Toni
I worked for McDonalds in Colo. Spgs, and managed in Boulder, CO & Anchorage, AK. I have found memories of Fred & Ray. They helped me make good decions throughout my life
Dear Paula and Sisters,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We all loved him so much.
Love, Fran Lambert and Family
I learned so much from Fred . His life was a teacher. He left so many landmarks. Fred paved the road for those who desire to adventure life in it's fullest. What an honor to sit at the feet of one with so much wisdom and knowledge. I count it a blessing o of been his caretaker/housekeeper. Miss you Fred!!
Having met you in 1961, you were very helpful in our association with McD Corp. and personally towards my wife's illness. M & J Leo
Teri and your sisters,my sincere condolances in this time of sadness.I will certainly miss delivering firewood to your dad. I kmow how much he loved to sit in front of the fires.
Fred had a huge impact on my life without ever really knowing it. I was trying to get a job at McDonald's to no avail. I sent a resume directly to him in a scented, lipstick kissed envelope. I guess he read it because when I came for my interview he had hand written at the top of my resume, "this girl has guts, find her a job." I did not meet him personally for two more years. One day he walked into the class at Hamburger U where I was teaching restaurant managers how to read financial statements. He sat down in the front row for awhile and just listened. After class he told me I had a gift for education. I remained at McDonald's until after my sabbatical, but never forgot his words. I eventually went back to school, got the proper credentials and am now Chair of a Business Program at an Illinois University. In his own private way he mentored my entire life. I will miss him greatly!
MAY THE GRIEF THAT YOU FEEL BE SHORT LIVED,FOR (HAPPY ARE THOSE THAT MOURN,SINCE THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED."(matt.5:4) sincere condolence....ms.mebane
We extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. We had the privilege of meeting him and your Uncle Don several times as we bought the house your grandparents, Hurley and Claudia, built in 1954 on Wakonda Court in Des Moines. We lived in the house from 1968-1993 and we did visit your grandparents in Marathon, FL. They were so proud of your dad and mother and you girls. They delighted in showing us family pictures. Since both of us are Drake alums, we always knew we had a second tie with your parents and were pleased Drake University benefited from your dad's generosity. Again, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father.
Even though I only met you and Patty one time, your heritage and family have impacted my life forever. By having Patty Sue you gave me one of the dearest sweetest friends of my life.
Thank you Fred
As a freelance photographer for over 30 years, I had many chance to photograph Fred. He did much like he photo taken but was alway's game and was a good sport about helping me make a great image. I also shared the world of Muskie fishing, and for that alone he always had my respect.His vision and spirit will be greatly missed.No one cared more about the McDonald's family the Ray Kroc.
A giant oak has fallen. Fred, your inspiration has enhanced thousands of lives, including mine. Sincere condolences to Patty and all of the family.
May the God of all comfort embrace you during this difficult time.
Although I never met Fred in person, he was my fishing date picking partner at the Ristigouche SC. He was a true gentleman. My condolences to all his family.
Dear Family, How proud you must be of Fred. He impacted so many lives and brought so much joy into the art of living. We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know Fred through dinners and commissioned works of art. May you take comfort in knowing how many people loved him. Joe and Sue Burlini
Fred was well respected and will be greatly missed.My deepest condolences to Fred's family.Many positive memories during my 36 years as a corporate employee and franchise.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE TURNER FAMILY,FRIENDS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. TURNER.
Dodie and I recently watched home movies of our parents partying back in the 60s. The card tables were up, the martinis stirred, and the ladies were oh-so glamorous. What a trip. The thing I remember most about your dad was his laugh. A smoky chuckle, a slightly suppressed smile and a bright twinkle in his eyes. I can hear the music coming from heaven. Love you guys.
Dear Patty and Family, So sorry to hear of your Dad!s passing Patty. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Fred was one of the best men I have met. Terri, Patty Sue and Paula I wish you only the best.
Jerry Olinski, Honolulu
My condolences to the children of Mr Fred Turner. We have all been touched by Fred's accomplishments. He will be missed very much but the memories will live on. Rm. 15:33
I have worked at McDonald's since I was sixteen and I have always heard about Fred turner. I always loved to hear what he did for mcdonalds. we will not let u down. We always use him at our McDonald's to train and set goals at our store he will be dearly missed rip. will be praying for family and friends
Fred, So happy to have met you. You're truly an inspiration to many. You have taught us to find our calling and do it with all we got. May you find rest and peace in God's presence.
It was a pleasure working with Fred during the BOOM years.Our prayers are with the Turner family.
Ed and Linda Ladewski Oakbrook, Il.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
To the Turner family as the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
May the Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth keep your family in his arms of comfort. Your fondest memories fresh in your minds.My family will always remember McDonalds Happy Meals and full meals. May He Rest In Peace.
May loving memories comfort you. It was an honor to have met him.
Hearing of Fred Turner passed l felt the loss instantly! I had the honor of working with him in 1979 all of the years that I would spend on his present was exceptionally in awh God bless the Turner family
To the family of Mr. Turner, may you continue to draw close to God by means of prayer during this difficult time. (Psalms 55:22) With sympathy,
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
With deepest condolences to the Turner family during this difficult time...James 4:8
Rip you created a giant all over this world . Job well done sport .
I remember in the day when you could get a cheesburger, fries and a soda for less than a dollar.
I have been a McDonald's shareholder for many, many years and have always been very grateful for the contriubtions Fred Turner made to the company. He was a real leader and will be missed.
Our deepest sympathy to the Turner family especially daughters Paula, Patty Sue and Terri.
Our love, The Lins Family: Bob, Louise, Patty, Pam
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time,
I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are
never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing God
has promised He will do away with sickness, pain and death
for His word is truth.
Rest in Peace. You will be so missed, by so many. Thank you for kindness. My heart goes out to your family.
One hell of a guy
Paula: Very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I still remember the special McDonalds lunches at St Emily's. God Bless you and your family.
God is for us refuge and strength. Turner family, you are in the thoughts of many.
I am a general manager at Mcdonalds.... I have read a great deal about Fred Turner and he has become one of my heros. Some days when my job gets a little tough I like to reflect on some of his words of wisdom. They are all inspiring and are what keeps me striving to be better and better.... Rest in peace... You will be missed.
To the Tuner family, you have my condolences for the loss of your love one Fred. May you have underserve kindness and peace from God our Father peace and the lord Jesus Christ. 2Cornithians 1:2.
My deepest condolences on your loss. Fred was an inspirational leader and highly respected. His attention to detail was a guide for me in my franchises. Mcdonalds has lost one of its great men.Thousands of people owe their gratitude and success to him.May he rest in peace.
My deepest sympathy to the Turner family, I'm sadden to hear of your loss. I will keep your family and close friends in my prayers. Ps.46:1.
For a man who served so many.
The first time I met Mr. Turner, he was dressed as a chicken at a fund raiser for Holy Cross church. He and his wife Patty were two of the nicest people you could ever know. My sympathies to the girls and their families.
A true pioneer in the food and beverage industry. He set standards for so many.
I mourn the passing of Fred L Turner, as a pioneer of a great American food company and cultural icon. I like millions of Americans and now earthlings have grown to love walking into a McDonald's franchise anywhere and smelling the fries and burgers being ready to eat
Sorry to hear of your loss. Eccl.9:5.