Obituary for Elizabeth E. Turner

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Elizabeth E. (Betty) Turner, 89, of La Crosse passed away peacefully on Friday, November 9, 2018, with her family by her side.
Betty was born in Springstille, Germany on April 7, 1929, to John and Erna (Klabe) Sandlass. She graduated from Central High School in 1947. After high school she was a nurse's aid and later went on to work for the Trane Company where she was a switchboard operator. She married Vernon Turner on October 31, 1959 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and together they raised two children.
Betty was an avid tennis player and ice skater and thoroughly enjoyed teaching area children was a passion of hers. She coordinated a tennis club several years ago and had a fantastic group of ladies (and men) she played with regularly.
Betty is survived by her two children, Lisa Turner and Alan (Elizabeth) Turner of La Crosse; grandchildren Brandi Turner, currently serving in the Air Force in South Korea, Travis (Alex) De Lap of La Crosse, Trevor De Lap of Sevierville, TN and Aubrey Anne De Lap of Chattanooga TN. She is also survived by a sister, Helen Smith, and sisters in law Marilyn Herold, Janet Sandlass and Vivian Turner, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon, brothers Herbert and Robert; sisters in law Millie Sandlass, Gloria Turner, Fern Turner, and brothers in law, Myron Turner, Marion Turner, Orland Turner, Ralph Smith and Walter Herold.
The family would like to thank the Hospice team for their wonderful care and support, as well as the staff and amazing residents of OnaTerrace. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School or the French Island Beautification Committee.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1201 Avon Street, La Crosse. Pastor David Leistekow will officiate, and burial will be in the French Island Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 809 Gillette Street, and again at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at