Paul M. Turner
1935 - 2021
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PAUL M. TURNER
May 26, 1935
January 7, 2020
Former Colorado Springs resident Paul M. Turner, 85, died January 7, 2020, at his residence in Liberty Heights Senior Living in north Colorado Springs.
Paul was born in Wichita, Kansas on May 26, 1935 to Maxine and Paul Turner.
In 1957 Mr. Turner married his wife Mary Kathryn ("Kay") Wittmann. The two had met while students at Municipal University of Wichita, today's Wichita State University.
Paul was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1958. He served proudly on active duty throughout the 1960s and early 1970s with assignments in the 3rd Armor Division, 5th Infantry Division, and Training & Doctrine Command. He also completed two yearlong deployments to Vietnam with Military Assistance Command - Vietnam earning two Bronze Stars for his service. Paul continued to work for the Department of the Army throughout the remainder of his life serving as a civil servant ultimately retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel and GM -15 as the Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort Bliss, TX.
Paul was an active member of the Catholic community wherever he lived. In Colorado Springs, he donated his time to several charities. He will be remembered by many Colorado Springs residents for his weekly volunteer work with Meals on Wheels, delivering food to the less fortunate, always with Kay by his side. Paul was also a proud member of the St. Patrick's Knights of Columbus.
Paul was a quiet strength to his wife and sons. He was also a proud grandfather. Shortly before his death he became a great-grandfather as well.
Paul is survived by his beloved Kay, and his two sons, Mark and Gregory. His eldest son, Paul M. Turner III, also a resident of Colorado Springs, died in 2015.



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Published in The Gazette on Feb. 17, 2021.
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February 22, 2021
Here's a Christmas memory of Paul and Kay. They were regulars at all the K of C functions at St. Patrick Parish.
Ron Krom
Friend
February 22, 2021
Paul was a great friend and faithful Knight of Columbus for over 20 years. His quiet, gentle humor and easy manner made him beloved by all. He and Kay suffered much, losing their home and virtually all possessions in the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire, and then suddenly losing their son Paul Turner III in 2015. Like many residents in Senior Living residences, he was unable to receive visitors for months during the pandemic. May Paul and all the faithful departed rest in peace.
Ron Krom
Friend
February 17, 2021
The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for LTC Turner's service to our country in the Army. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO
Steve Young
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