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Gary Stephen Ternus

December 4, 1944 - April 1, 2018

Thursday, April 05
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home
4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-0592

Friday, April 06
11:00 AM

ST. Luke The Evangelist Catholic Church
1102 N.W. Weigel Drive
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-1278

Friday, April 06

Ankeny Memorial Gardens
4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-0592

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Gary S. Ternus was called home to our Lord April 1, 2018.

Born in Manchester, Iowa on December 5, 1944, to Joseph and Katherine (Schaecher) Ternus, Gary was a wonderful, loving man who touched the lives of all who knew him.

He accomplished many things during his life including: graduating from Iowa State University in 1971 with a Ph.D. in Animal Science, enjoying a successful career in the Animal Health and Nutrition industry, raising his two daughters, marrying his loving wife, Sandi, and becoming an amazing step father to her children. Gary was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and canning and loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He will live on forever in the hearts of those who loved him.

Gary is survived by his wife Sandi; daughters Michelle Ternus and Kelly (Greg) Grandgeorge; step children Mike (Maria) Plank, Sarah (Marshall) Aunspach and Ben (Amy) Plank; brothers
Carroll (Marlene) Ternus, Lyle (Joanne) Ternus, Ivan (Connie) Ternus and Steve (Ronette) Ternus; sisters Connie (Don) Smith, Diane Wieditz, Julie (Darrell) Staley, Barbara (Doug Wiesner) Mathes, Linda (Jim) Surber and Mary (Roger) Geater, and grandchildren Jake Plank, Charli Loefer, Hunter Plank, Nicole Aunspach, J.T. Loefer, Natalie Aunspach, Ana Grandgeorge, Madison Plank, Emma Plank, Ethan Plank and Haley Frances.

His parents, Joseph and Katherine Ternus; and two brothers, David Ternus and James Ternus precede him in death.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bidwell Riverside or Hope Ministries.

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