Terry Lee Geffert, 57

Published 7:00 am Thursday, February 6, 2020

Terry Lee Geffert, 57, lifelong resident of St. Ansgar, Iowa, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in St. Ansgar.

Terry Lee Geffert, 57

Terry was born on Aug. 31, 1962, in Osage, Iowa, to Arleigh and Bonnie (Yocum) Geffert. Terry graduated from St. Ansgar High School with the Class of 1981.

On March 9, 1985, Terry was united in marriage to Kimberly Reeder in Northwood, Iowa. To this union, three children were born: Laura, Nathan and Kelli. They were later divorced.

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Terry’s greatest joys in life were his daughters and grandsons. He loved watching them play sports, very proudly having never missed a game. His yard was full of every motorized toy you could think of for Cale and Layton to ride year round. In his younger years, he was known to frequent softball diamonds in the area and never had to run the bases much due to his home run hitting skills. Fishing and hunting were his other passions. He enjoyed many years taking trips to Leech Lake, Baudette, Devils Lake, Alaska, and Canada with his lifelong buddies.

Terry is survived by his daughters, Laura Geffert (Brad) and Kelli (Nick) Finholdt; grandsons, Cale and Layton Finholdt of Austin, Minnesota; sisters, Shelley (Jeff) Allison of Marble Rock, Iowa, and Vicki (Gary) Miller of Rogers, Arkansas; brother, Brian Geffert of St. Vincent, Minnesota; niece and nephews, Jeremy, John and Chris Bierbrodt of Iowa and Travis and April Miller of Arkansas; his Anderson’s Cove family; several close friends; and his beloved dog, Peanut. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Nathan, in infancy; brother-in-law, John Bierbrodt; paternal grandparents, Alfred and Selma Geffert; and maternal grandparents, Glenn and Bernice Yocum.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Toeterville, Iowa. Visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home in St. Ansgar.

Fish on, Dad. Blessed be your memory; we will carry you in our hearts forever.