Richard I. “Dick” Turner had a peaceful and gentle passage into heaven on September 4, 2022 with his
wife, Collette, and family members at his side.
Dick was born on April 20, 1940 in Kelso, Washington. He was adopted by Irvin and Josephine Turner as
Dick served in the US Air Force from 1960-1965.
Prior to owning and operating R. I. Turner Construction, Inc. for 18 years, he worked for Associated Sand
and Gravel and E.J. DeBartolo Corp.
Dick met the love of his life, Collette, and they were married on June 15, 1979. Dick is survived by his
wife, Collette, his son, Jarrid Turner (Robin), son Marshal, bonus son Jeff Gust (Korrine) and bonus
daughter, Julie Gordon. His grandchildren are Harris and Cassidy Turner, Kendra (Kyle) Frink, Rachel (DJ)
McIntosh, Kirsten (Seth) Jines, Matthew (Ashley) Schneider, Celia and Isaac Gust. His great-
grandchildren are Tucker and Remington Newcomb, Brooklyn and Ameylia Clemons, Coltyn and Sheltyn
Ramsey, Kenzee and Noah Jines, Kyle and Mark Schneider.
Dick had a wicked sense of humor and loved nothing better than telling stories and jokes and pulling
practical jokes. Dick loved fishing with his family and friends at the Potholes, Banks Lake, and the
Columbia River in WA, and on the Spokane River between Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene.
Dick had a great love of NASCAR. His all time favorite race car driver was Dale Earnhardt, Sr. but later his
chosen driver was Kyle Busch.
Dick and Collette lived in Woodinville, WA until 1999 when they moved to Post Falls, Idaho. They moved
to Coeur d’Alene in 2017.
Dick accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior was baptized at home on May 5, 2022.
A celebration of Dick’s life will be held at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, ID on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 at
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of North Idaho or the Kootenai Humane Society.