Ronald M. “Harold” Turner, 42, of Elk Mound passed away November 26, 2019, at his home due to illness.

Ronald was born March 12, 1977 in Eau Claire. He was the son of James Turner and Bonnie (Shafer) Laak. He graduated from Elk Mound High School in 1995. He received his associate degree in Broadcasting from Brown College. After college he worked in radio for several years. He worked as a cab driver for Limo Cab, Mr. Cab, and lastly A-1. He enjoyed driving and getting acquainted with his customers. His hobbies were: hanging out with friends, cooking and watching the Green Bay Packers. He was also an avid rock music lover.

Ronald was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He encouraged his family and friends to reach their highest potential in their lives.

Ronald is survived by his wife Tiffany, and their daughter Shelby; son Riley Dupont from his first wife; brother Jason (Katherine) Turner of Rice Lake, WI; uncles Mike (Pam) Shafer, Dave (Charlotte) Shafer, Joe (Durene) Shafer; aunts, Ann Newman and Linda (Bruce) Baugher, and Rena Anderson other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents James Turner and Bonnie Laak, grandparents James and Ruby (Mills) Turner, Vernon and Marietta (Spores) Shafer, aunts Avanel Turner, Shirley Shafer; uncles Dennis, LeRoy, and Bruce Shafer.

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories of Ronald at the Celebration of Life to be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Home, 2222 London Road, Eau Claire. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m.


  1. Ron was a wonderful man who was always positive.We were friends since 2010 when he was driving Taxi.He helped me thru some very difficult times.
    I loved his smile and laugh.He will be forever missed.

  2. You will be greatly missed. We had alot of fun growing up and working together. So many great memories in our lives that made us laugh. I know you are in a better place, so see you in the future. Prayers to the Turner family

  3. We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Bonnie’s son. Our thoughts are with the Shafer and Turner family.

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