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July 16, 1947 – Friday, March 26, 2010

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
March 31, 2010
10:00 A.M.

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Terry Paul Conner, age 62, of Rockford, Minnesota & formerly of Omaha passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010 at his residence.

He was born on July 16, 1947 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Terry graduated from Red Oak High School in 1965 and attended Iowa Western College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 and toured Europe with The Army Band.

On December 27, 1969, Terry Conner & Joyce Kidwell were joined in holy marriage at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Red Oak, Iowa. God blessed their marriage with two children.

He later attended The University of Nebraska in Omaha and graduated from The University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking in Madison. Terry’s banking career began at The Federal Reserve Bank in Omaha. He also spent many years with The Hawkeye Bank Corporation. From 1974-1987 he served at Citizens State Bank in Oakland, Iowa. He later was employed at Western Security and Pinnacle Banks, both in Omaha. Terry was a talented drummer and was a member of the bands “Revival”, “The Crosstown Trio” and “Murphy’s Law.” These bands were very popular in the eastern Nebraska and western Iowa areas. Through the years, Terry brought much joy and happiness to people with his music! Terry was a past president of The Jaycees in Rock Rapids and Oakland, Iowa. He belonged to The American Institute of Banking and to The American Legion. He was an avid sports fan and was always passionate about The Nebraska Cornhuskers. Terry was exceptional in music trivia and was an excellent bowler. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, nature and was a lover of animals.

Survived by his loving wife of forty years: Joyce Conner; children: Kerry Paul Conner and wife Kristie (Albrecht) of Rockford and Andrea Sue Conner of Phoenix, Arizona; two grandchildren: Chloe Conner and Julian Albanil; father-in-law: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Kidwell of Hemet, California; brothers-in-law: Michael Kidwell of Red Oak, California and Darrell Kidwell of Texas; a sister-in-law: Carole Alaimo of Corona, California; other relatives and many friends including The Campbell Family in Papillion, Nebraska. Preceded in death by his parents: Harry “Hap” & Elfie Conner, mother-in-law: Bernice Kidwell, uncle & aunt: Jack & Virginia Bowen, and uncle and aunt: Charles and Lucille Sherman.

A Memorial service for Terry Conner will be held on Wednesday, March 31st at 10:00 A.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Memorials are suggested for The Nebraska Children’s Home or to The Wright County Humane Society. Online condolences may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Carol Albrecht

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    Carol Albrecht

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  2. Linda Michael (kahl)

    Joyce and family,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one. Have been out of touch for so many years but remember Joyce living with Jack and Verginia and playing together. You are in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time.

    Cousin Linda Michael (Kahl)

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  3. Debbie Parker

    Joyce, Andrea, Kerry, & Kristie – My heartfelt condolences – my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Debbie

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  4. Jeep and Ruth Miller

    Joyce and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Stan and Pam Reed

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of loss.

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  6. Terry Gillespie

    Dear Joyce, Andrea, Kerry and all,
    I am so sorry to hear about Terry’s death. He was a very special person and I know how much he loved all of you. I pray the good memories can help to mellow your sorrow. Take care of each other………Terry

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  7. Jodi Flowers

    I worked with Terry at Western Security Bank and remember him as VERY funny. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your entire family.

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  8. Dave and Lisa Putnam

    Joyce and family – We have been thinking about you these last few days and praying for you. We have also been reminiscing about the old “band” days and how much fun we had. In addition to being a great drummer, Terry was so much fun to be around. We’re sure that he is in rock and roll heaven drumming away!

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  9. Mary and Rich Bees

    Dear Joyce and family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. Terry was great co-worker at CSB in Oakland, and we remember having your family in the neighborhood.

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  10. Red Oak Class of 1969

    Joyce,
    The Red Oak Class of 1969 extends its deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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  11. Marlin & Dorothy Bills

    We’ll miss you, my friend. Our hearts go out to your family.
    Marlie & Dorothy

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  12. Linda Nuss

    To Terry’s family. I realize this is out-of-the-blue, but I wanted to say something. My family lived just a half block from Terry’s and his mother and my mother were good friends. My brother and I played with Terry all the time when we were young. I was also in the class of 1965 and Terry and I were in band together for many years. When I saw that he had passed (just this morning on a reunion update), I was so saddened. Terry is someone I had really looked forward to connecting with again. Blessings on his memory and on his family.

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