We gather here today to celebrate the life of Kenneth Eugene Turner, or as we affectionately remember him, Daddy, Uncle Kenny, Grandpa, and Santa Claus. Born on January 12, 1960, in Albia, Iowa, Kenny spent his 63 years radiating warmth and laughter. He was a charismatic and spirited man, who brought joy and cheer into every room he entered. A loving soul, Kenny was generous with his time, his talents, and his heart. He was the embodiment of the quote, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."\n\nKenny was a man of many talents. He was a skilled laborer, contributing to the construction of numerous buildings in his beloved hometown of Albia. Some may remember him as 'The Handyman'. After retiring, he moved to Melrose, Iowa, where he spent his time doing what he loved most: mowing the grass, playing poker, engaging in challenging games of chess, sipping his favorite beer, and mastering the art of barbecuing. The aroma of his famous grilled ribs could be smelled from blocks away. His vibrant laughter, accompanied by his classic catchphrase, "Love ya, See ya!" will forever echo in our hearts and minds.\n\nKenny, being a divorced man, found companionship again after 30 years apart with his partner, my mother, Peggy Carver. He was a proud Daddy to me, Coley Reed, and a doting grandpa to Brady and Daisy Reed. He raised many children in his time, even if just for a short time in their lives. The love was all the same. He was in his element when surrounded by his family and friends, cheering on or cussing at the Chiefs, and sharing stories that brought smiles to our faces. His spirit, enriched by love and laughter, will continue to live on in us. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, William Turner and Charlotte Sterk.\n\nAs we remember Kenny, we remember a man who lived his life to the fullest, loved without condition, and gave without expecting anything in return. His generous, loving spirit has left an indelible mark on all of our lives. As we say our goodbyes, we remember the words of Albert Schweitzer, "The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." Kenny found his happiness in service, and in turn, made us all happier.\n\nWe encourage everyone who knew Kenny, to share their memories of him and upload any photos they might have on his memorial page. Let's celebrate his life and keep his spirit alive by sharing the moments that made Kenny, our charismatic, spirited, generous, and loving Daddy, Uncle Kenny, Grandpa, Handyman, and Santa Claus.\n\nLove you, see you Daddy 'mwah'!