John D. Turnbull
Funeral Director & Owner
John David Turnbull was born in Monmouth, the son of David and Ruth Buchholz Turnbull, he was reared and educated in the local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School. After high school he attended his first years of College at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. As a junior he transferred to the Mortuary Program offered by the University of Minnesota and completed his Bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science in March of 1972. At this juncture, he returned to begin his apprenticeship at the family firm in Monmouth, under the tutelage of his father, David Turnbull. John married Denise Pierce of Monmouth, and has a son Zachary and a daughter Natalie.
John has been with the firm for 35 years as an apprentice, a funeral director, a business partner with his father, an owner, to the employer of his father, and finally as the proprietor of the firm.
Other than his college years, he has spent the majority of his life in the Monmouth Community and has served in a variety of positions in his church, the Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, the Warren County Prime Beef Festival, and the Monmouth Rotary Club. John also served a number of years on the Warren County Board and the Warren County Public Health board. John enjoys good field work and English Setters, a good daily swim workout at the Y, skiing whenever possible, spending time at the river, playing piano, good piping, and his Scottish heritage.