January 6, 2014


Terry Murray, 59, unexpectedly died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his home in Carroll.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, where Pastor David Schaal, pastor at Assembly of God Church in Carroll, will lead a prayer at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be in the form of memorial donations to an education fund for Jordann Rae.

Terry Wayne Murray, son of Harold and Mary (Wesley) Murray, was born June 6, 1954, at Robinson, Ill. He grew up in Robinson and graduated from Robinson High School in 1973.

As a child he excelled in waterskiing, swim team and football. He received a scholarship for football to Simpson College at Indianola, Iowa. After college, he moved with his friends to Okoboji, where he met Marianne. On May 4, 1980, Terry was married to Marianne in Patterson, Iowa, by Scott Grotwold. Three daughters were born to this union.

Terry and Marianne enjoyed canoeing, outdoors, traveling and attending concerts. After moving between Iowa and Illinois, they settled in Carroll, Iowa. Terry was a sheet-metal fabricator at EBI in Audubon for 20 years.

In his spare time he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing pool, playing Frisbee golf and spending time with his girls and grandson.

Terry is survived by his wife, Marianne Murray, of Carroll; three daughters, Hannah and Jordann, of Carrroll, and Taylor Murray (Alex Green) of Carroll; his grandson, Anthony, of Carroll; his mother, Mary Murray, of Robinson, Ill.; his mother-in-law, Donna Mast, of Carroll; his sister-in-law, Sherry Christensen, and her daughter, Alyssa, of Atlantic.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Murray.