Meder, Terry Lynn
Terry Lynn Meder, 65, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, after a valiant fight with cancer, surrounded by his family, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City.
Terry was born Jan. 2, 1947, in Tipton, Iowa, the son of Arnold and Liala Cocking Meder. He was a graduate of West Branch High School in the class of 1965. On Oct. 16, 1965, he was married to the former Mary Ann Thomas at the Downey Baptist Church. For several years he had managed the Skelly Truck Stop in West Branch and later worked as a tank wagon operator for Harney Oil Co. in Coralville for 30 years.
He enjoyed John Deere tractors, camping, fishing, vacations to Colorado, nature, hummingbirds, his cats, flea markets, antique stores, and he loved to laugh. He was a people person; loved meeting people, making new friends and seeing old friends.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Meder of West Branch; three daughters, Toni (Tim Weiland) Meder of Chicago, Dana Meder of Chicago and Stephanie (Grant) Lientz of Iowa City; three grandchildren, Avery, Owen and Finn Weiland; brother, Thomas (Twila) Meder of North Liberty; three sisters, Patricia (Richard) Roberts of Springfield, Mo., Mary (Allen) Copeland of St. James, Mo., and Kathleen Meder of Hills; and two half sisters, Marian Kimball and Grace Corwin, both of Boulder, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation, a pancreatic cancer research organization.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Published Dec. 28, 2012 in The Gazette