Takoda Joseph Aeron Edward “Koda” Turner died unexpectedly on Jan. 14, 2017 in Norton, at the age of 19.

Takoda was born on Feb. 7, 1997 in Colby, to Regina (Pummer) Barnes and Marshall Turner. He graduated from Brewster High School in 2016.

Takoda is survived by his parents, Regina (Pummer) and David Barnes of Goodland, Marshall and Amy Turner of McPherson; sisters Shavaun Barnes and Katelynn Barnes of Goodland, Andrea Turner of McPherson; brothers Garrett Turner and Carter Turner of McPherson; maternal grandparents Mary and Kevin Delano of Goodland, Floyd and Winona Barnes of Deshler, Nebraska and Joe and Debra Bennett of Goodland; his paternal grandparents Marshall and Joni Turner of Larned, and Randy and Dora Hoover of Great Bend.

He is preceded in death by maternal great-grandfather Carl (Gene) Johnson, great-grandmother Juanita Wanda Johnson; grandfather Ricky Gene Pummer; paternal great-grandfather John Dailias (JD) Murphy, great-grandmother Loraine Lenard, great-grandmother Nadine Hammonds.

Takoda was involved in every sport that he could be. He especially enjoyed track and cross country. He enjoyed band, where he played the saxophone. He was everyone’s protector. He always stood up for the underdog. He was kind hearted and a friend to all. He was an individual who loved his family and friends with his whole heart.

Takoda attended EMT classes during his senior year in high school. He began attending Colby Community College in August 2016 taking pre requisites for Paramedic School.

Funeral services for Takoda will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at the Brewster High School Gymnasium in Brewster, with Pastor Rich Blanchette officiating. Burial will follow in the Goodland Cemetery, Goodland. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Takoda’s life.

Visitation will be held on from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at the Koons-Russell Funeral Home in Goodland.

Memorials may be designated to the Brewster High School Weight Department for new equipment, or in Takoda’s memory for a Memory Plaque and may be left at the service or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Goodland, KS 67735.

Online condolences may be left at www.koonsrussellfuneralhome.com.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, Goodland.