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Brett Paul Turner

Published On: Mar 02 2013 06:24:16 AM CST

FITCHBURG/MINNEAPOLIS-Brett Paul Turner, age 26, of Minneapolis, Minn. (and Fitchburg), passed away peacefully in his sleep of unknown causes on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at his home. He was born on June 2, 1986, in Madison, the son of Dr. Stuart Turner and Barbara G. Gallogly. Brett graduated from Verona Area High School in 2005, attended the University of Minnesota, and planned to graduate in August with a degree in accounting. He was a gifted musician and derived great pleasure participating in a variety of outdoor activities. He had a wide circle of friends and nurtured each and every relationship. Brett was a loving and caring member of a large family.

Survivors include his parents; very special friend, Carolina Lombardi of Rome, Italy; siblings, Brenna of Burlington, Vt., Jeffrey, and Daniel of Fitchburg; maternal grandfather, L. Gene Gallogly of Mason City, Iowa; aunts and uncles, Dr. Malcolm Turner and Mary Anne Fyfe of Southlake, Texas, Beverly and Alison Turner of San Jose, Calif, Gordon Turner and Amanda Brijpaul of Santa Clara, Calif., Ralph Gallogly and Peijan Baysdall of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Jeff and Jean Gallogly of Vincent, Iowa; and Tom and Beth Bonner of North Liberty, Iowa; and cousins, Harry, Will (Dana), and Max Turner, Katie and Luke Turner, Heather, Ravyn, Devin, and Jaden Armstead, and Spence, Reid, and MacKenzie Bonner. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Henry Jarvis and Hilda (Mauer) Turner; maternal grandmother, Barbara Kelley Gallogly, and cousin, John Gallogly.

A Memorial service will be held at MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg, at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, with the Rev. Phil Haslanger presiding. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON FITCHBURG FUNERAL HOME, 2950 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Memorials may be directed to Stoner Prairie Elementary School Multiage Program of the Verona Area School District, the Memorial United Church of Christ – Essentials Food Pantry, or the Meriter Foundation H.E.A.L.T.H. Program.

"Shadows are falling and I'm running out of breath, keep me in your heart for awhile. If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less, keep me in your heart for awhile. When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun, keep me in your heart for awhile. There's a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done, keep me in your heart for awhile."

Memorials:
Memorials may be directed to Stoner Prairie Elementary School Multiage Program of the Verona Area School District, the Memorial United Church of Christ – Essentials Food Pantry, or the Meriter Foundation H.E.A.L.T.H. Program.

Visitation:
Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON FITCHBURG FUNERAL HOME, 2950 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Service:
A Memorial service will be held at MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg, at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, with the Rev. Phil Haslanger presiding.

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