January 28, 2014


Paul John Testroet, 73, of Carroll, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll after an extended respirtaory illness.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be the Rev. Timothy Johnson. Lector will be David Testroet. Gift bearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchild

Eric Testroet, Nicole Testroet, Amber Testroet, Gabriella Quiroz, Andrew Leavitt and Kianna Testroet. Music will be "Let There Be Peace," "Ave Maria," "How Great Thou Art" and "On Eagle's Wings" with Holy Spirit choir, Barb McDermott, accompanist, and "Amazing Grace" with vocalist Edward Letcher. Casket bearers will be David and Cindy Testroet, Joseph and Allison Testroet, and Mary and Larry Quiroz.

There will be no interment. Luncheon will immediately follow the Mass.

Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Ohde Twit Funeral Home in Carroll, where there will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Paul John, son of Joseph and Sophia (Meier) Testroet, was born Sept. 30, 1940, in Halbur, Iowa. He attended rural school near Halbur before graduating from Kuemper High School in 1958. Paul worked at Winnike & Masching Gas Station after graduation.

On Sept. 28, 1963, Paul married Judy Sapp at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carroll. Shortly after being married Paul joined the Army National Guard Ammunition Unit out of Audubon and served from October 1963 to March 1969. Paul worked as an appliance repairman for Dick Happe at Heires Electric for 32 years until its closing. He then worked as maintenance supervisor at Quakerdale in Manning for 23 years until his retirement in 2011. Paul was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish in Carroll. He enjoyed woodworking, working on his lawn, gardening, his model train set, and especially spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Paul will be remembered for his generous support of the Iowa Donor Network at the time of his death.

Paul is survived by his wife, Judy Testroet; children: David (Cindy) Testroet of Madrid, Iowa; Mary Beth (Larry) Quiroz of Omaha, Neb.; Joseph (Allison) Testroet of Panora, Iowa; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers Ron Testroet of Phoenix, Ariz.; Ken (Lois) Testroet of Carroll; sister Betty (Dick) Klocke of Marshalltown, Iowa; brother-in-law Earl Huegerich of Rockwell City, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Sophia Testroet; two brothers, Joseph Testroet in infancy and Larry Testroet; and sister Alvina Huegerich.