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Glenn Turnbull

May 22, 1922 — February 5, 2017

Glenn Turnbull, 94, of Lacon, died on February 5, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Henry. Born May 22, 1922 in Griggsville, Illinois to the late Arthur and Gladys Glenn Turnbull, he married Mary Jean Warren on June 26, 1949 in Newton, Illinois.

Glenn served his country in the Navy during World War II as a meteorologist. He attained the rank of lieutenant junior grade. Glenn was sent to New York University to study meteorology and after graduation he forecasted weather for the Navy in San Diego and later was based in Okinawa where he flew missions to track typhoons. He served on the Marshall County Board and the Marshall County Youth Services Board for several years.

Glenn was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and hiking well into his 90's. His smile and good humor will be greatly missed. Glenn was an educator and school administrator, employed by Sparland High School, Henry High School and the Regional Office of Education.

Glenn is survived by: his wife Mary Jean; sons John of Mesa, AZ & Bob (Jan) of Downs; brother Norman (Ellen) & Frank both of Griggsville; grandson Jeffrey of Chicago; and granddaughter Lyndsey Turnbull of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was also preceded in death by his brother William.

Cremation rights have been accorded and a memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 AM at Lacon Congregational United Church of Christ. A visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4-6 PM at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Memorial contributions can be made to the Midland Education Foundation or his church. Online condolences can be left at


FEB 9. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Memorial Service

FEB 10. 11:00 AM (CST)

Lacon Congregational United Church of Christ
Lacon, IL

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