Obituary Listings

Terry Raffensperger
There are condolences waiting approval on Terry's Tribute wall
Obituary for Terry Raffensperger

Terry Thomas Raffensperger, 63, of St. Joseph, MO, formerly of West Des Moines, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at home after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1954, in Marion, OH, son of Gene L. and Mary E. (Gruber) Raffensperger. He is a 1972 graduate of West Des Moines Valley. Terry served in the U.S. Army from 1975-1978. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1980. He married Maureen Cloonan on Oct. 17, 1981, in Columbia, Mo. They were later divorced. He was a reporter for the Mexico (MO) Ledger and then the News Press in St. Joseph, MO, rising to Business Editor. He then became an over-the-road trucker for 15 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Raffensperger of Boston, Mass., and Erin (Bill) Emory of Ann Arbor, Mich.; his parents of Cedar Falls; and two sisters, Nancy (Doug) Newhoff of Cedar Falls and Mary (Jeff) Kellen of Kuwait City, Kuwait; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home in Urbandale with burial in Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. Visitation will be for an hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials to the family.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Terry Raffensperger, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

1

Dec

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home and Crematory

8201 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50322

Service

Friday

1

Dec

1:00 PM
Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home and Crematory

8201 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50322

Cemetery Details

Location

Iowa Veterans Cemetery

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, Iowa 50003

Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Terry Raffensperger

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Terry

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.