Everett Turnbull



Everett “Red” M. Turnbull, aged 98, a lifelong resident of Hastings, passed away on May 26, 2024, at White Pines Assisted Living in Cottage Grove.

Born on March 30, 1926, in Hastings, MN, to Everett and Rosa (Rossen) Turnbull, he led a remarkable life filled with love, service, and memories.

Everett joined the Navy at a young age, becoming a veteran of World War II where he played a crucial role in transporting soldiers during the beach landings. His dedication and commitment to his country were evident throughout his life.

After returning from the military, Everett met the love of his life, Betty Callahan, at a dance. Their shared love for dancing, especially folk dancing, solidified their bond. Their marriage of 72 years was a testament to their unwavering love and partnership. Their union blessed them with three children: Marie, Donald, and Patric.

Everett had a passion for fishing and camping with the family, woodworking, home improvement and gardening. He was known for his determination and ability to accomplish anything he set his mind to. His intelligence, charisma, and storytelling captivated those around him.

He is survived by his daughter, Marie A’manda; sons, Donald (Barb) Turnbull and Patric Turnbull; grandchildren: Christana (Allan) Kabana, James Turnbull, and John Turnbull; great-grandchild, Hayden Kabana; along with nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; and his brothers, Archie and Roy Turnbull.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St, Hastings with visitation one hour prior to the time of the service. Everett and Betty will both be laid to rest at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings is handling arrangements.