Date Of BirthMay-23-1999
Date of deathApr-09-2019
Additional visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, from 10-10:45 a.m., at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 180 S. Russell Ave, Aurora, IL, with a Mass to follow at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL.
Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora.
Nathan A. “Nate” Turner, age 19, passed away unexpectedly in Arizona, leaving his darkness behind and finding the light of his Savior, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. He was born May 23, 1999, in Geneva, to proud parents Michael and Christine (Hankes) Turner. Nate grew up in North Aurora and attended Holy Angels Grade School, graduating in 2013, and Aurora Central Catholic High School, graduating in May of 2017. Before he received his diploma, he made a name for himself on the tennis team and also was a member of the National Honor Society. After school, from seventh grade through high school, Nate spent his afternoons trapshooting at St. Charles Sportsmen Club where he shot a perfect score, 50/50. Following graduation, Nate attended Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus and was studying to be an air traffic controller. Nate was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Aurora, IL. Nate was a car enthusiast, especially exotics. Lamborghini’s and Ferrari’s made him smile, but classic Porsche’s made his heart melt. He also had a sharp eye for insects when it came to adding to his collection. He was proud of his two tarantulas, even though one managed to escape on his first day. Nate had every single Bionicle Lego set in existence and reveled in his massive shoe collection. His friends were second to none with a loyalty that knew no end. A friendship with Nate was one for life, no matter the time or distance. Vacations were plentiful and a source for millions of memories when the family visited the Wisconsin Dells or Florida. Although the light shone bright through Nate's eyes, and he brought happiness with him wherever he went, there was part of his heart that the light couldn’t reach. Even his closest friends and family couldn’t see through the loving façade he gave. The darkness grew over time until Nate could feel nothing else. In a moment, he said goodbye to any tomorrows, and left behind a legacy of love for his family and friends. Nate will be remembered not for his darkest moment, but for his brightest days and the sunshine he shared with all he knew. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Christine Turner; his sister: Angela Turner; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a close family of friends. Nate is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Raymond and Shirley Hankes, paternal grandparents, Norman L. Turner and William and JoAnn Assell; one uncle, Robert Hankes, and one sister, Michelle Turner. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. Additional visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, from 10-10:45 a.m., at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 180 S. Russell Ave, Aurora, IL, with a Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Nate’s name. Contributions may be made directly to the charity of your choice or you make your check to “Conley Outreach” with Nate’s name in the memo, and mail in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.