Jack M. Thurnblad

Former long-time Carleton College athletic director and men’s basketball coach, Jack Thurnblad passed away Monday, February 12, 2018, at his residence in Northfield. He was 96. Jack was born the son of John (Jake} and Carmel (Burke) Thurnblad on September 29, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from St. Mels High School in Chicago and was inducted into the Chicago City Catholic High School Hall of Fame for his athletic prowess. He then attended Illinois Wesleyan College in Bloomington, Illinois for one year. Jack then served in the United States Navy during WWII. He also was at spring training with … Continue reading Jack M. Thurnblad