Terry (Terrance) Brende
Terry (Terrance) Dean Brende, 73, of Marion, passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Sunday, June 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family following a short but courageous battle with esophageal cancer. A visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Community Congregational Church in Manchester, following a 10 a.m. visitation at the church. A light luncheon will follow the funeral. Terry requested his final resting place to be at "home" in South Dakota. A visitation for family and friends in will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Skroch Funeral Chapel in Colman, S.D. Graveside services will take place at Colman Cemetery on Friday, June 8, at 10:30 a.m., with a light luncheon to follow at Colman Lutheran Church.
Terry Brende was born Feb. 2, 1945, in Chester, S.D., to John and Marie (Putzke) Brende. Terry married his life love, Ina Kinyon, on June 4, 1966, at Colman Lutheran Church. Terry and Ina moved to Marion in 1969 when Terry began his employment at Rockwell Collins. Terry dedicated 30 years to Rockwell Collins, retiring in 1999. With his free time, Terry pursued his love for his family and friends, his love for genealogy and his love for Christ's church.
He was preceded in death by his middle grandson, Connor Dean Tharp; his brother, James Brende; and his parents.
Left to cherish Terry's memories are his wife of almost 52 years, Ina; his daughter, Angela (Todd) Tharp of Ames; his son and best bud, Aaron Brende of Marion; his grandchildren, who proudly called him Papa, Brett (Morgan) Tharp of Cedar Falls and Mason Tharp of Ames; his sister, Bonnie (Ted) Hanson of Black Hawk, S.D.; his brother, Ramon (Susan) Brende of Wentworth, S.D.; his sister-in-law, Ruth Brende of Cambridge, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that any memorial contribution be made to Community Congregational Church of Manchester or to Connor's Cause, a ministry led by his family in memory of his grandson, Connor.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.