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TERRY MURRAY Obituary


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“Becky & family - Vickie just emailed me about Terry and words can't express how sorry we are to hear this news. Please know that you & yours are in...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Julie Gleason Sherraden - TX

“So sorry to hear about Terry. I know he was a hard working man. Prayers are with you Becky and Delores. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Edith Clarken - Estherville, IA

“Uncle Terry You Were A Good Man You Will Be Greatly Missed ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Corey Willems - Nephew

“Beckey, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my condolences, I pray the Lord to give you strength. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Patrick Greene - Sisseton , SD

“Thinking of you all during this difficult time , terry was a great guy ,sending prayers from Texas .love tom,marcia and jordan kulow ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: marcia kulow - keller, TX

“I was so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy Petersen Eternicka - IA

“Thoughts and prayers to your entire family. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Amy and Keith Adams - Estherville, IA

“We were so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Todd, Becky, Jacob and Maddie Sloniker ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Becky Sloniker - Portage, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Doug and Mary Herke - Emmetsburg, IA

“To Dolores & Family: You all have my deepest sympathies on the passing of your loved one. May you all know that we are thinking of you all and...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Minton - Estherville, IA

“Terry will be terribly missed by many. He was such a wonderful man and the creator of such a wonderful family. My thoughts are with you all!! ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Angie Jorgenson - Friend

“Linda, Kathy & Pat and Mom Murray - so sorry for your loss - please know that you are in our prayers at this difficult time. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Charles/Kay Wise - Emmetsburg

“Becky & Family- So sorry to hear of the loss of Terry. If you need anything let one of us know! ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Kaytee & Jay DeVries - Spencer, IA

“Becky and the entire family, We are so sorry to hear of Terry passing away... It will be a difficult time, but you will make it through it with all...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Doug, Kathy, Breanna, and Bryce Brandt - NE

“Dear Becky, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Terry today. I often think about the fun times we had in our earlier years....Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Denise Tindall - Anchorage, AK

“Our sincere sympathy We will fondly remember how Terry went beyond duty to remove snow from our street & parkway. We'll probably always think of...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: joleen petersen - graettinger, IA

“Thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Richard/Kathryn Dalen - IA

“Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this very difficult time. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Amy, Kylie and Leah Ness


Terry Kenneth Murray, the son of Kenneth and Dolores (Sloniker) Murray was born July 22, 1953, in Estherville, Iowa Terry departed this life on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 60.

He received his education in the Graettinger schools, graduating from Graettinger High School in 1971. Following High School, Terry worked for Miner Motors.

On July 13, 1972, Terry was united in marriage to Becky Starkey at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Terry worked for Graettinger Block and Tile, Osher Excavating in Wallingford and most recently employed for the City of Graettinger as Street and Parks Superintendent for the last 24 years. For hobbies, Terry enjoyed farming, hunting, golfing, fishing, and racing with his grandson. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger.

Left to cherish Terry's memory is his wife, Becky; children, Allan (Melanie) Murray and their children, Kelvin, Carter, Tanner and Riley Murray; Stacy (Jake) Ebel and their children, Tyler Manning and Hailey Ebel as well as great grandchild, Mya with another due in October; Abby (Eric) Jensen and their children, Connor and Evan Jensen; his mother, Dolores Murray; siblings, Linda (Laverne) Jensen; Bill Murray; Tony (Marilyn) Murray; Kenneth (Jenny) Murray Jr. and Kathy (Pat) Smith and sisters-in-law; Linda Walrath, Gale Nelson, and Kay Starkey.

Preceding Terry in death is his father; father and mother-in-law, Dale and Verna Starkey; brothers-in-law, Gregory Starkey and Doug Nelson and nephew, Timothy Westfall.

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