Robert “Bob” William Turnbull
Oct 10, 1951 – Aug 13, 2017
Robert “Bob” William Turnbull was born on October 10, 1951 in Spirit Lake, Iowa to Jack and Lucille Turnbull. He passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, August 13, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska, where he spent the majority of his adult life.
Bob was raised in Red Wing, Minnesota, where he was a standout three-sport athlete at Red Wing High School. Bob attended the University of Minnesota on a baseball scholarship, where he lettered three times, was part of two Big Ten Conference championship teams, and pitched in the 1973 College World Series, where the Gophers finished 3rd. He was also named Minnesota Amateur Baseball MVP in 1974, and was inducted into the Red Wing Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Sybil Drake. Bob is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Quillin (Joe) of Omaha and Amy Arganbright (Kyle); granddaughters, Claire and Juliette of Valentine, Nebraska; sisters, Sandy Hauff (Dwight) of Yakima, Washington, and Jackie Schiemann (Ron) of Red Wing, Minnesota.
VISITATION for family and friends begins on Saturday, August 19th at 10am at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd., followed by CELEBRATION OF LIFE at 11am. Interment at a later date in Red Wing, MN. Memorial donations can be made in Bob’s name to the Red Wing Amateur Baseball Association, PO Box 205, Red Wing, MN 55066.