John David Trullinger was born April 12, 1960, to Doyle and Roxie (Ward) Trullinger of Mount Ayr, IA. He passed away August 13, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA.
John graduated from Mount Ayr High school in 1978. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Simpson College and was working on his Masters degree from Texas A & M. After graduation he taught school, was a police officer, and was a school principal at various locations. He went on to teach at Clarinda Academy and Boys Training School in Eldora, IA. John was a foster parent to many children and was able to keep in touch with some of them over the years.
On July 15, 2000, John married Cindy Rogue in Shenandoah, IA. He and Cindy were the owner of The Taco Lady food truck and enjoyed attending fairs, local celebrations, and many private catering opportunities and meeting lots of new people along the way.
He is survived by his wife Cindy; children Ashley (Matt) Borthwick of Georgetown, TX, David Trullinger of Leander, TX, Joey (Darcy) Beltran of Shenandoah, IA, and Constance Beltran of Waco, TX; grandchildren Dylan and Conner Beltran, Ada and William Borthwick; sisters Linda (Bill) Konnath of Ankeny, IA and Ellen (David) Brand of Audubon, IA; brother Steve (Sue) Trullinger of Mount Ayr, IA; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Gail Trullinger.
Memorials are to Hope Lodge in Iowa City, Iowa; Mount Ayr Youth Wrestling Program; South Hardin Youth Wrestling Program