Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 23, 2011
OBITUARY ~ PAUL TRULLINGER
May 23, 1922 ~ June 12, 2011
Paul TRULLINGER, 89, of Redding, Iowa, passed away June 12, 2011 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.
His body was cremated and a graveside memorial service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, June 18 at Middle Fork Cemetery
rural Redding, Iowa. Rev. Gwen TRULLINGER is officiating the service. There will be military rites conducted by Ringgold
Post #172 and the Iowa Honor Guard Unit. The family will be present at Middle Fork Cemetery on Saturday morning prior
to the services. Memorials are to HCI Care Services in Mount Ayr and the Tingley Community Building Roof Fund.
Paul, son of Pearl BROWN and Washington Irving TRULLINGER, was born May 23, 1922 in Molalla, Oregon. Paul served his country in
the U.S. Army, 71st Medical Battalion, from January 29, 1943 to January 6, 1946. He was a heavy equipment operator.
Paul loved country western music and Paul & Velda
had many years enjoying dancing and traveling together. He had many hobbies including the gathering of Civil War
information, collecting Indian arrowheads, reading, fishing and simple country pleasures filled his life with many hours
Friendly and outgoing, Paul easily made friends wherever he went. Paul could make you laugh over the
funniest situations and his ability as a "story teller" added joy and laughter and amusement for his children and
grandchildren. He held a special place in his heart for those who were challenged mentally or physically; his generosity
made life easier for many individuals.
Survivors include his children Gene TRULLINGER of Union Star, MO, Kent (Debbie) TRULLINGER of Tingley, IA, Quita (Ron)
BETHARDS of Alamo, TX and Gwen TRULLINGER of Mount Ayr, IA;
daughter-in-law Mary DAVENPORT of Mount Ayr; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Roxie TRULLINGER of
Mount Ayr; cousin Howard TRULLINGER of Eagleville, MO; and special friend Velda SMITH of Stanberry, MO. In addition to
his immediate family, he leaves a host of friends, nieces and nephews and many others to mourn his passing, to celebrate
his life, and cherish the memories.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Roger TRULLINGER; brothers John, Doyle and Harold TRULLINGER; sisters Mona
SOVEREIGN, Zola TULL and Gladys BONJOUR.
A memorial fund has been established to HCI Care Services in Mount Ayr and the Tingley Community Building Roof Fund.
Graveside services were held at the Middle Fork Cemetery near Redding, Iowa, on Saturday, June 18 with the Rev.
Gwen TRULLINGER officiating. Music was provided by Mary DAVENPORT, Margaret BICKERS, Melanie KNAPP, Andy TRULLINGER
and Keith TRULLINGER.
Honorary pallbearers were Roger Keith TRULLINGER, Paul Andrew TRULLINGER, Melanie KNAPP, Velda
SMITH, Howard TRULLINGER, Jim and Mary Sue McINTOSH and Allyn and Nancy JARRED. Arrangements were by Watson-Armstrong
Funeral Home in Mount Ayr.
Military rites were provided by the Ringgold Post #172 and the Iowa Honor Guard.
Paul is at rest in the Middle Fork Cemetery near Redding, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2011
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