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Terry Jon Wilbur

May 11, 1947 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Terry Wilbur Obituary

Terry Jon Wilbur died peacefully at his home in Fort Collins, CO on 1/30/24 surrounded by his loving family. He will be laid to rest on 6/8/24 in Fairfield Cemetery, Albert City, Iowa, after a memorial service at Our Savior‘s Evangelical Lutheran Church. A small gathering will also be held in Littleton, CO where Terry lived for 40 years. Nancy and Terry moved to Fort Collins, CO two and half years ago to live near their daughter Molly and family as Terry’s health declined.  

Terry was born on Mother’s Day 5/11/47 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised in Albert City, Iowa, a small Swedish farming community near Storm Lake. Terry was a first-generation graduate of Iowa State University. Terry was loyal to his alma mater his whole life. 

With his B.S. in Mathematics, Terry became a teacher and then banker, insurance agent, and realtor in Redfield, Iowa. Terry taught junior high and high school math and science. He also coached football, basketball, and track. In 1983 he moved to Littleton, CO. There he completed his advanced CPCU insurance designation, later teaching courses for the association. He worked as a commercial insurance underwriter and trainer for Nationwide the last 15 years of his career and for other Denver insurance companies prior to that Terry wanted customers to secure the insurance coverage they needed and to be able to use it well. Terry was a consummate learner, reader, and ethical person. He always seemed to know just the right decision to make. He was always any boss’s right-hand man, who had every detail correct.

Terry is survived by his first wife Mary Kathryn McKey Morris and his second wife Nancy L. Shanklin Wilbur and 3 daughters – Jennifer Powers, Megan Taunton, and Molly Elder and their husbands – Michael, James, and Chad. He has 8 grandchildren – Katrina, Christian, Eden, Chloey; Keelie and Christopher; Emden and Avery and 5 great grandsons – Nolan, King, Atlas, Artimis, and James. He is also survived by his 3 brothers – Michael, Dennis, and Tom Wilbur and two sisters Peg Hannam and Margo Forbes. He is preceded in death by his parents Vivian and Alva Wilbur. Terry dearly loved his family and was happiest when he could be with them. 

Donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Parkinson’s Foundation, Lewy Body Dementia Association, or Habitat for Humanity.

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