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Terry Karr

Hawarden, IA: Terry Karr, 69, of Hawarden, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS of Hawarden with Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Memorials may be given to the West Sioux Educational Foundation or Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS.

Terry Karr, son of Kenyon and Luella (Popken) Karr, was born March 16, 1949 in Hawarden, Iowa. Terry grew up in Ireton, Iowa and graduated from West Sioux High School in 1968. He later attended Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa and Sioux Empire College in Hawarden.

From 1969-1972, Terry proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and Thailand. Terry was united in marriage with Pat Eilts on July 17, 1974 in Hawarden. The couple made their home in Hawarden, where Terry worked as a welder until 1976 when he began working at Hawarden Lumber. In 1986, Terry became the manager of Schoeneman Brothers Lumber, a position that he held until his passing.

Terry enjoyed being a part of the Hawarden community. He was a hard worker and loved his job at Schoeneman's. Terry was a proud supporter of the West Sioux School District and spent many years volunteering his time at track meets. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Hawarden American Legion. In addition to his local commitments, Terry sat on several boards and committees for state and national Lumber Associations; including the Iowa Lumber Association, South Dakota Retail Lumbermen’s Association, and the Northwestern Lumber Association.

Terry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pat; 3 children, Travis (Alisa) Karr of Carson, Virginia, Tracie (Jim) McManaman of Hawarden, and Landon (Kim) Karr of Chicago, Illinois; 4 grandchildren, Grayson and Fletcher Karr and Ian and Emma McManaman; mother, Luella Karr of Hawarden; 3 siblings, Drenda (Monte) Onken of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, Sharyl (Steve) Hanna of Mount Prospect, Illinois, and Rod (Linda) Karr of Omaha, Nebraska; father-in-law, Ray Eilts of Hawarden; and brother-in-law, Larry Wilkie of Garner, North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenyon Karr; sister, Rhonda Wilkie; and mother-in-law, Bernice Eilts.

Memorial Service

Saturday July 28, 2018 , 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS

Facts Born: March 16, 1949
Place of Birth: Hawarden, IA
Death: July 24, 2018
Place of Death: Hawarden, IA

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Monica Verros

So sorry to hear about Terry. My deepest sympathy to all the family.


Scott Engquist

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Mike and Arlys Cauwels

We were sad to hear of Terrys passing. I always enjoyed working with Terry whether it was working at a track meet or building a house or small projects around the house. Hawarden lost a great supporter and community member. Our sympathy to Patsy and his family.


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