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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.
Remembering with love John David Trullinger services were at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Officiating was Rev. Gwen Trullinger and Jared Trullinger.
Musicians were Mary, Keith, Melanie and Andy.
Special songs were “Love of My Life”, “Gentle Shepherd” and “I’ll Fly Away”.
Casketbearers were David Trullinger, Joey Beltran, Joe Otten, Kevin Trullinger, Scott Brand, Jared Trullinger and Ted Zimmerly.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Ness, Scott Muller, Melvin Petty, Bill Grothoff, Brian Vasek, John O’Briend and Diego Veloz.
John was laid to rest at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Memorials are to Hope Lodge in Iowa City, IA, Mount Ayr Youth Wrestling Program and South Hardin Youth Wrestling Program.

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