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1933 Richard 2021

Richard "Dick" Allen Terpstra

May 12, 1933 — March 19, 2021


Richard “Dick” Allen Terpstra, the son of Rients and Lorian (Peterson) Terpstra was born May 12, 1933, in Hartley, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in the Hartley area where he attended Lincoln #8 country school and graduated from Hartley High School in 1951.
Dick enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in 1953 and served until his Honorable Discharge in 1955. He married Delma Klett on June 29, 1958, in Milford, Iowa. The first 10 years of marriage he farmed west of Hartley, then worked at Walnut Grove Feed Co. for two years, then managed and eventually owned Lakes Concrete for more than 20 years, then ran a concrete block company in Waterloo, Iowa, for 10 years before retiring in 1999.
Dick enjoyed working in the block business and served as president of  Iowa Concrete & Masonry Association. He enjoyed golfing, and especially spending time with friends and family. Dick always looked forward to wintering in Texas. He was a member of First Congregational Church in Spencer, Iowa.
Dick passed away on Friday, March 19 , 2021, at Spencer Hospital at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Delma; one sister, Barbara Baysinger; and several beloved outlaws (in-laws.)
Left to cherish his memory are his four children: Rick (Kelli) of Allen, TX, Rob (Nancy) of Anna TX, Ryan of Spencer, IA, and Renae of Garland, TX; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dennis Terpstra of Kansas; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will take place 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 23 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Dick's service will be live streamed on Warner Funeral Home's Facebook page.
Pastor Casey VanderBent
His Grandchildren
Visitation will take place Monday, March 22, starting at 5:00 P.M., with family present from 5-7:00 P.M. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
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Pleasent View Cemetery
Hartley, Iowa
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