Dorene Turner

Birth: December 28th, 1936
Death: August 31st, 2018
Age: 81 years
Residence:Frankenmuth, MI
Previous Residence(s):Caro, MI

Dorene M. Turner

Frankenmuth, MI (also of Caro)


Mother, grandmother, and sister passed away Friday, August 31, 2018, at The Lighthouse in Caro; age 81 years.  Dorene Surgent was born on December 28, 1936, in Vassar, MI to the late L.D. and Esther Surgent. She was married to Milo Turner, he predeceased her. Dorene liked to play cards, sing the oldies, and watch I Love Lucy.


Surviving are 3 children: daughter: Lori (Rob) Gwisdala of Frankenmuth, MI: son; Richard (Brenda) Gruszcynski of Wyoming, MI; daughter: Jill (Charlie) Methvin of Hastings, MI; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 2 sisters and 1 brother: Laurel Langworthy of Vassar, MI, Dan Surgent of Vassar, MI, Judy Cranick of Vassar, MI, and many nieces and nephews.


Dorene was preceded in death by 1 son, Michael Turner, 1 sister, Alane (Bill) Baranski, and 1 brother-in-law, Doc Langworthy.


According to Dorene’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private memorial will take place at a later date. Dorene’s family would like to thank Melissa and the staff at The Lighthouse for their excellent care.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the family’s wishes c/o Lori Gwisdala at P.O. Box 32 Frankenmuth, MI 48734.  Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth.  Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at

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