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Official Obituary of

Terry R. Carden

January 27, 1939 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Terry Carden Obituary

Terry R. Carden, 85, of Winfield, passed away Friday, March 8, 2024 at the Sunrise Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Winfield. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2024 at the Winfield First Presbyterian Church, where the family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Winfield-Scott Township Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be left to Hospice Compassus in memory of Terry. Online condolences may be left at 

Terry was born January 27, 1939 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of William F. and Ila Marjorie (Larson) Carden. He graduated from Winfield High School. Terry was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Petrusch on March 23, 1967 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Terry worked as a mechanic for Johnson Chevrolet right out of high school. He quickly learned that he wanted to be his own boss and spent the rest of his life farming on the family farm. He was a 73-year member of the Winfield Frist Presbyterian Church and also a member of Farm Bureau and the Columbus Junction American Legion. Terry raced stock cars in his youth and enjoyed tractor pulling and golfing. Later in life and during retirement, his main hobby was fishing.

He will be missed by his wife, Ruth Carden of Winfield; son, Kevin (Lisa) Smith of Littleton, CO; son, Douglas Carden (Angela Street) of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Shari (Dave) Mitchell of Washington; seven grandchildren: Travis Smith, Shelbi Smith, Parker Carden, Megan Mitchell, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Alexa Mitchell and Haley Mitchell; sister, Carolyn (Don) Hagge of Winfield; sister-in-law, Linda (Norm) Hillier of Urbandale; nephews: Jeff (Krista) Hagge of Winfield and Jason (Gina) Hagge of Morning Sun; nieces: Kim Booth (Karl Buster) of Morning Sun; Tanya Zuckerman of Urbandale; and Leesha Henricksen of Des Moines; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and one great-great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law, Anita (Dallas) Williams.  

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March 11, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Winfield First Presbyterian Church

Memorial Service
March 11, 2024

4:00 PM
Winfield First Presbyterian Church


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