In Memory

Terry Lee Van Gundy


LeCLAIRE, Iowa -- Terry Lee Van Gundy, a longtime resident of LeClaire, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, after a battle with brain cancer at his home surrounded by his family and friends. A memorial gathering was held on Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Olathea Golf Course off Highway 67 in Princeton, Iowa. In accordance with his wishes, a celebration of life party followed the gathering from 4 to 10 p.m. at Terry's riverfront home, 1515 Canal Shore Drive, next to the 1-80 Bridge in LeClaire. Terry and Brittney invited everyone to Terry's last party. Friends and family were encouraged to bring stories and pictures to share in remembrance of Terry. Terry was born September 6, 1950, in Baraboo, Wisconsin, to Gordon and Jeanette Van Gundy. Terry traveled the country during his early adult years, experiencing life within the music industry. Later, he returned back to his home area in Bettendorf, Iowa, where he assisted his father in various business adventures. Terry was a teamster and owned his own trucks which performed various landscaping and excavation services. Terry led a full life, rich with a variety of unique experiences. Terry loved boating, skiing, and the Mississippi River. Terry's greatest loves were his daughter Brittney (18) and her mother, Brenda Corbin. Terry had many friends, including his best friend, Don Carstens, who was closer to him than family. Terry is survived by his daughter, Brittney Van Gundy; his sisters, Gail Van Gundy (Bill Sheeder) and Julie Jeffries; his niece, Kirsten Hamann; and two nephews, Brett and Gavin Jeffries. Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Jeanette Van Gundy, and his nephew, Brock Jeffries.