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Colleen Rose (Koschnitzke) Turrell

January 10, 1960 ~ July 8, 2021 (age 61)


Turrell, Colleen

Brighton, Michigan


Her Legacy… Colleen Turrell, 61, passed away July 8, 2021.  She was born on January 10, 1960, in Port Huron, Michigan to Donald Koschnitzke and Hazel (Loxton) Koschnitzke. Colleen married the love of her life, John Turrell, on October 12, 2013, in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. She will be remembered as a very giving person who always wanted to help people. She was the “unofficial mom” to many. Colleen took a new career path later in life as a corrections officer and loved being able to be a mentor to more people in this line of work. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, and spending time with her family.


Her Family… Colleen will be missed by her husband, John Turrell; her children, Ryan Deaner, Megan Deaner, John (Minna) Turrell, Paul(Rae)Turrell, Gregory (Jessica) Turrell, Cristian (Josh) LaBar, Theadora (Daniel) Kelly; siblings, Donald Koschnitzke, Sherry (Lee) Collins, Kevin (Cheryl) Koschnitzke; grandchildren, Belle, Ronan, Lucas, Vivien, Duke, Hudson, Elanor, Nora and Nash; many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her son Nathan, grandson, Samuel Turrell and parents Donald Koschnitzke and Hazel Loxton.


Her Farewell… Colleen’s family and friends will gather at a later date for a Celebration of Life. Memorial contributions may be given to family for future designation.  Please leave a message of comfort for Colleen’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign her guestbook at


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