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“Miss you Michael ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Terry Wolfe - Tucson, AZ - Family

“Miss you Michael. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Terry Wolfe - Tucson, AZ - Uncle

“Happy Birthday Myke - We miss you so much.... ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Robert Turpin - Tucson, AZ - Dad

“My condolences to your family. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Edward Beaston - Taylorville, IL

“Missing you more and more each day! Until we meet again - I love you always and forever... ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Robert Turpin - Springfield, IL

“I will always love Myke he was my favorite brother he always made me laugh and we played games all the time. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Daniel - springfield, IL

“Love your Myke. Will miss you very much. Your loving Uncle Terry and Aunt Linda ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Terry ad Linda Wolfe - Tucson, AZ

“Steht nicht an meinem Grab und weint, ich bin nicht da, nein, ich schlafe nicht. Ich bin eine der tausend wogenden Wellen des Sees, ich bin das...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Petra Hahn - Deutschland

“I'am truly very sorry for your lost. Myke and me went to school to Taylorville jr. high and Taylorville high school together and we were such great...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Autum Vandenbergh - taylorville, IL

“I miss you more and more each day. You've always made light of everything you've had to deal with in life. Having you as a big brother was a blessing...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Kaitie French - Twentynine palms, CA

“If tears could build a stairwell and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken no...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Vickie Turpin - Mother

“My condolences to your family for the passing of Myke. My heart aches to know the pain you are experiencing now. You know that he is with our...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Maggie Emerson - Waverly, IL

“Wanted you to know our prayers and thought are with you all. Was so sorry to hear of your son's passing . It has been a very long time since we have...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Terri and Maurice Walker - IL

“I am sad thE I never got too see you before. We lost you. Always a senile on your face matter how you felt.thanks for the while. . ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Brenda - friend

“Bob and Sam, You were great parents, Myke is now walking to the fishing hole with his grandpa. Bob and Karin were proud of all of their kids and...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Denny & Bonnie - Virden, IL

“I remember Myke in my 3rd grade class at North School. It was with a heavy heart that I suspected his affliction with MD. I remember his impish grin...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Mrs. Joyce Jamison - Taylorville, IL

“Mike had such a great laugh. All these years later I can still hear him. Am now retired and in Florida but still want to keep up with what is...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Pastor Bob - Naples, FL

“mikey you was a special kid and you fought very hard know that i think you were great and ill miss you very much ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Charlene Smith - springfield, IL

“May you always find peace and comfort in your precious memories. With my sympathy. Jeanie ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Jeanie Catalano

“May the peace of God be with all of you in this time of mourning for you all. You spoke so fondly and lovingly of your son Michael that I feel he was...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Michael Sleeth - Box Springs, GA

“While we didn't have the chance to meet Myke, Vickie spoke very lovingly about him. Sending prayers and healing energy to his friends and family...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Tc and Robin de Bry-Landru - NC


Michael (Myke) Andrew Turpin, 23, of Springfield, went to be with God at 4:27 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 in the company of his family.

Myke was born September 9, 1990 in Springfield, the son of Robert and Vickie Turpin.

Myke attended grade school at North Elementary School in Taylorville, IL. He attended the first two years of high school at Taylorville High School and graduated from Riverton High School in 2009. He was a self-proclaimed professional videogamer. Despite his many challenges with his battle of muscular dystrophy, he was very upbeat and quite the joker. He always had his way of brightening up the room and was a master at bringing a smile to the face of everyone around him.

He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Bob and Karin Turpin.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and Vickie Turpin of Springfield; two brothers, Jimmy Turpin of Riverton and Daniel Turpin of Springfield; two sisters, Kaitie (Logan) French of 29 Palms, CA and Tiffany Turpin of Springfield; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 115 Neil St., Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.