July 8, 1921 - April 24, 2013
Gilbert E. "Gip" Turnwald
of Shepherd, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at his home surrounded by family.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. from St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Shepherd with Fr. Fred Kawka officiating. Interment will be in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, April 29, 2013 from 2 to 8 p.m. at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. There will be a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at the church.
Gip was born July 8, 1921 in Waldron, MI to Edward and Tharsilla (Frederick) Turnwald. He married Bernadine Moeggenborg August 9, 1947 in Shepherd. She preceded him in death in 2003. Gip served in the Army
during W.W.II. He started farming in Ohio, then moved to Shepherd in the early 1950's where he continued farming on the same farm until he retired. Gip was a member of the Shepherd VFW
Post, St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. He served on the Coe Twp. Board of Review for many years.
Gip is survived by 7 children, Ruth (John) Moore of Edmore, Ginny (Kim) Klumpp of Shepherd, Kathy (Jim) Stovak of Lake Isabella, Donna Lehigh of Shepherd, Chris (Doug) Gruss of Shepherd, Ken (Gail) Turnwald of Shepherd, Randy (Chari) Turnwald of Shepherd; 24 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Gerald (Frances) Turnwald of Shepherd, Donald (Martha) Turnwald of Kalida, Ohio, Arthur (Joan) Turnwald of Ottoville, Ohio; 1 sister, Theresea Becker of Ottoville, Ohio.
Preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine; daughter, Julie Ann; and a son, Bob Turnwald; his parents; and brother, Paul; and 2 sisters, Mary Moeggenborg and an infant sister, Ruth Ann.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd.