In memory of

Terri Reynolds

January 27, 1976 - November 7, 2019
From: Ankeny, IA
Terri Reynolds

Terri Reynolds

Born: January 27, 1976
Died: November 7, 2019
Age: 43
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   Beloved daughter, sister, and aunt, Terri Lyn Reynolds, passed away on November 7, 2019, at the age of 43 following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Born January 27, 1976, Terri was baptized at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in Early, IA. She attended Schaller-Crestland High School and The University of Northern Iowa before relocating to Ankeny, IA to work as a credit analyst with Banleaco.

   Terri loved curling up with a good book and spending time with her friends, but above all else, she loved her family. You could always find her on the farm in Nemaha helping dad pick up rocks or inside playing Fill or Bust and Rummikub with mom and the kids. Never missing one of her niece or nephew’s events, she took up photography to document all their proud moments. This is where she found her true calling becoming the official photographer for every family occasion and multiple sports teams.  

   Terri was the embodiment of selflessness always putting family and friends above herself. Even while in the hospital battling cancer, she was concerned with loved ones missing work and school or driving too far to see her. That was Terri. Even in the end thinking of others. She continued her giving nature after death by becoming an eye and multi organ donor.

   We will miss her infectious, and often too loud, laugh that could fill a restaurant and her warm and genuinely loving nature. She was preceded in death by grandparents, George and Helen Reynolds and William and Alice Hansen. She leaves behind her parents, Gordon and Leanne Reynolds; sister, Alycia Rourke; niece, Taylor Waldstein; nephew, Kody Waldstein and wife, Athena; and goddaughter, Hailey Carr.

   Everyone knew Aunt Terri. She touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 


The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in Terri’s name be made to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital at the University of Iowa.



3:00 p.m, Saturday
November 16, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Pastor Chuck Bettin
Prior to the service 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m, Saturday
November 16, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Delaware Township Cemetery 
Nemaha, IA


Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:31 PM
“To the Reynolds family: (LeAnn, Gordy & Alycia)
Mary & I share in the shock and disappointment at Terris passing,
a family friend who left too early. Our sincerest condolences!
She was always a positive, upbeat person with her genuine smile
and infectious giggle that made everyone laugh. She demonstrated
a loyal affection to my mother, Marge Robbert, making a routine
effort to visit her whenever possible. This dedication was an example
of how she valued family relationships.
Sincerest condolences! Mary & Tom Robbert
- Tom Robbert
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM
“Her light will forever shine”
- Tyson Fresh Meats
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:58 AM
“Always seems too soon, and for Terri it was.
Her absence leaves an echo within the memory of her loving and loyal friends and family,
and all those whos hearts she touched in her time.
May her essence shimmer on in us who were blessed enough to know her in this life.”
- Dawn Valenti Hansen
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:58 AM
“Gordon, Leanne, Alycia and family - my heart is breaking for all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there Saturday but I will be out of town. I have very fond memories of Terri when we lived in the same neighborhood. May God give you peace.”
- Jane (Scharn) Nees
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:14 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the Reynolds family at Teri's passing. Prayers and peace to you as you go through the days ahead. Leanne, a special hug to you. I'm thinking of you.”
- Beth Nellis Goodvin
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:19 AM
“My heartfelt sympathy to you all. May God wrap you in His comforting arms and give you peace with many warm memories.”
- Theresa (Struchen) Melohn
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:19 AM
“I am so sorry to hear this. Your family is forever in my heart. My condolences to all. Suzanne”
- Suzanne Johnson
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:19 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of the death of your daughter. I can only imagine your feelings of loss and grief. May God hold you close and give you comfort, strength, and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Darwin (Butch) and Betty Schmidt
- Betty Schmidt
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