John Turpening

John Ellis Turpening, age 74, of Adrian, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 9, 1947, in Adrian, the son of Fred and Vivian (Measure) Turpening. He proudly served his country in U.S. Army after high school. John married Vicki Sue Kinsman on October 18, 1969 and she survives. John had been employed at Norse Hydro Aluminum until his retirement and he attended Sand Creek Community Church.


In addition to his wife, Vicki, John is survived by his two sons, John Turpening (Wendy) of Adrian and Jameson Turpening (Elizabeth) of Peach Tree City, GA; six grandchildren, Jordan, Collin, Owen, Rowyn, Cohen, and Nolan; a sister, Diane Taylor of Adrian; two stepsiblings, Audrey Turpening of Tecumseh and Tommy Turpening of Adrian. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepbrother, Fred Turpening, and two stepsisters, Margaret Choate and Jean Barnett.


Per John’s wishes, cremation has taken place.


You may send condolences to the family at Memorial Contributions may be given to Sand Creek Community Church. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.