Obit – Howard Turtle

Overland Park, Kan.
Howard Turtle, 95, Overland Park, a longtime Kansas City Star editor who was the first editor of “Star Magazine,” died March 16, 2008.
Mr. Turtle worked for The Star for about 40 years, interrupted by service in the Army during World War II. He served as a medic in five European campaigns, including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.
His work appeared in national magazines such as Reader’s Digest, The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire.
After retiring Mr. Turtle devoted more time to music. He played trumpet and cornet. He was part of the Junkyard Jazz Band in Lawrence, Kan.
Survivors include a daughter, a son and five grandchildren.

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