Steve Turney

Steven Chris Turney, 62, of Upland, Calif., formerly of Arkansas City, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at his home.

Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Parker Cemetery. Cremation has been effected.

A memorial has been established with local Boy Scout Troop 328. Contributions can be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory of Arkansas City. Online condolences can be made at

Steve was born Sept. 10, 1956, in Arkansas City, to James and Edna (Slaven) Turney. He was reared and educated in Arkansas City, and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1974. He later attended Wichita State University, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1985 and was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in 1988. After the army, he worked for ITT in the industrial engineering departments running the tool crib in the Van Nuys, Calif., and Tijuana plants. Later, he worked as a junior engineer for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in the operations division and later in the IT department. While working, Steve earned two more master’s degrees in Business Administration and Project Management. He retired at age 58 while working on the DBA team, which entailed working on many different projects throughout the company.

Steve enjoyed scuba diving and travel. He also excelled in computer gaming, which gave him the opportunity to speak with people across the world.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include a sister, Donna and husband, Jim Sybrant; and brothers, Glenn and wife, Sue Turney, and Larry and wife, Angie Turney, all of Arkansas City; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.