Paul Richard "PRT" TurnquistPaul Richard "PRT" Turnquist, 73, of Two Harbors, passed away Nov. 19, 2009 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Paul Richard "PRT" Turnquist, 73, of Two Harbors, passed away Nov. 19, 2009 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Two Harbors, March 25, 1936, to Rudolph and Ethelyn Turnquist.
Paul graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1954. He married Darlene Pape in 1954.
Paul was employed as an electrician through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for the majority of his career. He spent 10 years living and working in Clear, Alaska and returned home upon retirement.
Paul was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge 1463. Paul enjoyed traveling, spending time outdoors, sports, and spending time with family and friends.
His retirement years were spent between his home in Mission, TX and home in Two Harbors.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Ethelyn and brother, James Turnquist. Paul is survived by his children, Robin (Steve) Detlefsen, Dan Turnquist and Bill Turnquist; grandchildren, Danielle, Chasity, Desiree, Chase, Drew and Zachary; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Gavin, Viveca and Elias; sisters, Susan (John) Baty and Mary (Bill) Johnson; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Polly Sannes.
A memorial service was held in Two Harbors. Services entrusted to Cre- mation Society of Minnesota, 218-624-5200.