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Richard "Dick" Allen Terpstra

May 12, 1933 - March 19, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Richard "Dick" Allen Terpstra

Richard "Dick" Allen Terpstra

Born: May 12, 1933
Died: March 19, 2021
Age: 87

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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


Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:37 AM
“My condolences Ryan. Peace be with you. ”
- Jeff Storey
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:26 AM
“Ryan, I am so sorry to learn of your father's passing. I never met your Dad but remember you always speaking fondly of him. My thoughts are with you and your family.”
- Pamela Asmussen
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:48 PM
“So sorry to hear about your dad. A memory that I've thought about more than once over the years, was when we were camping with you guys, and your dad and my dad had your boat motor tore apart. There were parts all over the picnic table, put it back together, and it worked! I thought, are those the two greatest dads ever? Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
- Jeff Long
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“So sorry to hear on the loss of Dick. Dick and I were friends through out our High Schools years. However In the past years we were able to catch up on a ton of memories and our good times and laughs. They big joke was they always thought Dick and I were twins. Boy!! did we have fun with that--neither of us could ever see it. We did have fun. Sending our Love and Sympathy. Chuck and Donna Tielbur (Milford IA) ”
- Chuck and Donna (Christensen) Tielbur
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 2:27 PM
“Dick and I have been close friends for many years regardless of the many miles between us. I will miss his ”
- Marge Larson
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“Sorry to hear about your Dad. You have our sympathy.”
- Jim & Pat Hynes
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“I enjoyed bowling with Dick back in the 70’s. So many fond memories of a kind and wonderful man. He will be missed by all that ever knew him........”
- Steve Palm
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“what a smile and a great laugh, never a frown. I feel lucky to have known him. tons of memories of your family. sorry for your loss.”
- jay muller
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“Deepest Sympathy, Ryan and family. ”
- Brenda
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 5:19 PM
“I have many fond memories of your dad both growing up next door and then coming back to the neighborhood as an adult. Always a smile, always kind. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Pam Rouse
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:17 AM
“I have good memories of working for (and with) Dick in the office of Lakes Concrete, Spencer in the late 1970's. He was a good man and always treated both employees and customers with respect!”
- David Hodges
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:17 AM
“Renae. I am so very sorry for your loss. I no you will.miss him deeply. ”
- Patricia PAtterson
Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 11:18 AM
“Ryan and famliy we are sorry for your loss of your dad. I got to know Dick from bowling and Cindy got toknow him from her Steakhouse plus golfing. We really enjoyed talking to him about anything. He will be miss greatly our prayers are with you and your families.”
- Greg Foote & Cindy Evans
Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 8:29 AM
“Ryan and family. So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You have our deepest sympathy”
- Steve and Therese Trojahn
Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 8:29 AM
“So very sorry for your loss”
- Jennifer Botcher
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 7:30 PM
“We just heard that Dick passed away and we are so sorry for your loss. He was a lovely man and we send our deepest condolences. Melissa, Terri and Beckett Terpstra”
- Melissa Terpstra
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 6:40 PM
“My dear Terpstra family!!! So very sorry for your families loss!!! 💜💜💜”
- Stacey
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