Terrence Trent McGuire, 59, passed away peacefully at his home in Algona on October 8, 2019.
Terry was born June 11, 1960, the son of Don and Verena (Kayser) McGuire. He graduated from Algona High School in 1978 and attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Except for his college days, he lived in Algona all his life.
Terry faced many health challenges throughout his life, and no one could have navigated that better than he did....continually maintaining a positive attitude and a non-complaining spirit.
One of the happiest segments of Terry's life was his 11 year employment at Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg, Iowa where he was a spectacular card dealer. Terry's mathematical mind and excellent memory skills for dates and numbers served him well at Wild Rose. He loved that job and never missed work until his recent broken ribs from falls due to his acute diabetes and its complications made it impossible for him to work.
Perhaps the traits many of us siblings admired the most were his non-complaining attitude and his never uttering an unkind word about anyone. If he ever felt he got the short end of the straw, he never once said so.
If there is a heaven...and Terry thought there was...he is there right now with Kathy, and Dad and Mom.
We siblings are proud to have had a brother like Terry! He showed us what perseverance is; what kindness is; what gentleness is; what not-complaining looks like. We loved him very much!
Terry's family would like to thank Dr. Brinkley and the Kossuth Regional Health Center staff for their wonderful care of and kindness to Terry all these years.
We would also like to acknowledge the wonderful Congregate Meal Program and its generous staff and volunteers who give of themselves to make the lives of others better. Thank you, also, to Hy-Vee meals delivery for its compassionate and caring employees.
We, the McGuire Family, will always be grateful to the many wonderful people who genuinely had Terry's best interests at heart. Thank you for being so kind to him! We will always remember!
Survivors include: Janet and Steve Eischen, Kansas City, MO; Patricia and Joe Becker, Austin, MN; Betty and Kevin Beckerle, Ballwin, MO; Dan McGuire, Chino Valley, AZ; Sue and Kevin Dunigan, San Clemente, CA; Tim and Shirley McGuire, Ankeny, IA; Deacon Don McGuire, Algona, IA; Jim McGuire, Dubuque, IA; Jeff and Ann McGuire, Council Bluffs, IA; Mike and Teresa McGuire, Vista, CA; and many nieces, nephews, and relatives.
I am sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Kathy was my roommate at Iowa Lakes Community College and I remember going to her home and seeing her sisters and her little brothers. I was always amazed at how all the siblings could get along so well. I still visit Kathy's grave at Memorial Day and miss her. May the family find comfort in the Lord at the loss of another sibling. God Bless all of you.
Linda (Becker) Armbrecht
So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing! He was a classmate !
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