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John Trullinger

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


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Thought and prayers to Cindy and the family.
Mike and Ann Hightower

Mike Hightower Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Trullinger

Jeff,Shawna and Bradyn Bohnsack Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

We are sorry to learn of John's death. In the 60's we rode the school bus together. We look forward to seeing John alive in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with and got to know John when he taught at the Clarinda Academy. John lived in Shenandoah as did I and sometimes we would share a ride back and forth to work and always had nice conversations about sports, teaching and our families. What I will remember about John is that he was a kind, caring, and thoughtful person and his love and devotion to his wife Cindy and their children. Even though I haven't seen John in a number of years I would think of from time to time because he was such a terrific guy. My deepest condolences to Cindy and the rest of the family. Michael Weber

Michael A Weber Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

A Blooming Blues was ordered on August 16, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Trullinger

Delynda Rees Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

John was a fraternity brother and a great friend. He could be a bit stubborn at times, but when your back was against wall, John was the guy you wanted on your side, and he was always the first one to be right there without even being asked. Sail on Brother! See you again one day. Kappa Brothers Forever!

Rick McAtee Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

I would like to send my condolences to the Trullinger family. John was a great friend and co-worker. This man was straight up! full of love and wisdom! He always had a real life story for what ever topic you were talking about. I'm going to miss his humor.
Peace be with you all.

Suzie Cuellar Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about John. Cindy and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. He fought a good fight and he will be missed.

Roxanne Argyros Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

An Autumn Morning was ordered on August 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

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