Hans LeRoy Terrill, 79, of Dumont, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at his home. He was born November 12, 1938, in Franklin County, Iowa, to Harry Allen and Helen (Parks) Terrill.
Hans graduated from Dumont High School and then attended Bible College. He was united in marriage to Linda Mae Cutler on February 24, 1962, in Hampton, Iowa. Hans worked at Yaw Implement, then John Deere as a Dyno operator, he also was a farmer, raising Simmental Cattle. He was a member of the Dumont Lions Club, Simmental Association and the Bristow Church of Christ where he served as an Elder and Treasurer. He enjoyed raising cattle, riding motorcycles, rollerskating, mechanics and working as a handyman at the Church Camp. He loved having grandkids visit and involved each of them in whatever he was doing, teaching them as they went.
Hans is survived by his wife Linda Terrill of Dumont, daughter Edwina (Ken) Matlack of Byron, Minnesota, daughter Debinee (John) King of Pella, son Shawn (Shelly) Terrill of Aplington, son Lantz (Amy) Terrill of Denver, sixteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren (three more due in 2018), sister Hilda (Gene) Walker of Hampton, brother Herbert (Jenny) Terrill of Hampton, sister Harriet Norem of Mt. Vernon, Missouri.
Hans is preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, aunts, uncles, niece and nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the North East Iowa Christian Service Camp, 19268 Forest Ave, Dumont, IA 50625.
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Our sympathy to the family in your loss. I knew the Terrell family in the 50's having grown up near them south of Hampton. Jeanne Hibnes Meyer, LeRoy Meyer
I’m so sorry to hear about Hans. Harlan and I would surely be at the funeral but we just flew to our daughter’s home in Atlanta, Georgia for a week. Our prayers will be with you. Love, Sharon and Harlan
Linda & Family; Herb & Jenny & family; Harriet & family- I'm so very sorry to read about Hans. I was so surprised. I can smile back at joking with Hans back in the older days. He was a delightful person to be around. My prayers are with you and your families.
My condolences to the family. Absolutely one of the finest individual I have known. Peace for the family in this difficult time.
Linda, Edwina, Debinee, Shawn, Lantz and family. Some of my memories of my grandparents business include Hans and Herb. I loved going into the shop and seeing them having the Ford tractors split. They were both honest, hard-working men. I recall the wavy hair-style Hans had back then. Hans also gave me my very first motorcycle ride when I was maybe 4 - I loved the feeling of the wind in my hair. I appreciated his encouragement and leadership when we attended the Cedar Falls Church of Christ together... where I would sometimes ride my own motorcycle to services. The world would do well if there were more like Hans. Thank you all for sharing him with us - I know I am richer for having known Hans.
Linda Mattison called crying last night, she said gramma "Grandpa with the cows died" thank you so much for the love you and Hans showed John and Mattie" Heaven has now added a wonderful man . May God watch over . donna dunlap
i have know Hans since the family moved to Bristow. I was in 7th grade and he was in 8th grade I believe. I saw Hans and Linda every year at the Bristow School Reunion until last year. I was sorry he was too ill to come to the 2018 reunion. They were missed. 2018 was our last year of holding the reunion. May he rest in peace and know his job was done well.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Terrill family during this sad and difficult time. Hans was such a wonderful Christian man and it is a blessing to know that he is now home with our Lord. I am comforted by the verse in 2 Corinthians 5:8 that tells us "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". May you find peace and comfort knowing about his salvation.
Worked with Hans at PEC. He was a great person and a great teacher. Taught me how to make homemade ice cream. Han's secret ice cream ingredient as written in my notebook"Send Hans to Mexico for vanilla."
Sorry for your loss. Grew up around this family. Prayers for you all. Judy garrison angell
I will always treasure the memories of Hans' generous spirit of service as I was blessed to be able to work with him at the Northeast Iowa Christian Service Camp.
Our hearts ache for you all. Praying for you all.
Dave and Jackie Van Wyk
My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love is truly difficult and I know Hans will be missed. Please know our Heavenly Father holds out promises that can help us with our sorrow. One such promise is that death soon will be done away with forever (Revelations 21:4) and another promise is that "there is going to be a resurrection"(Acts 24:15). I pray these promises from God, who cannot lie (Titus 1:2) brings you comfort. For more comfort from the Bible, visit www. jw. org.
My deepest thoughts are with you. Where Oh death is your victory. Jesus wins as he brings us together on that day!
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