January 15, 1964 – July 29, 2014
Bruce A. Terpstra, 50, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 29, 2014 at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Grace Church 4200 E. 25th Street, Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm, Tuesday, prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 6 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leighton, IA. There will be a light lunch served at the Leighton Ebenezer Reformed Church following the committal service.
Bruce was born January 15, 1964 in Oskaloosa, IA, the son of Frank and Carol Terpstra. He graduated from Pella Community High School and Indian Hills Community College. He moved to Des Moines where he worked at Principal Financial Group and later as a valet for the Graham Group at Mercy Clinics.
Bruce met Kari Barnts in 1989 and they were married in 1991.They have two children, Noah and Abigail. He was deeply devoted to his family. Bruce was an active member of Grace Church, where he worked as a custodian and later served as a deacon. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Fan, but his first love was for Christ and sharing this love with others through acts of service.
Bruce is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Kari; children, Noah and Abigail; parents, Frank and Carol Terpstra; sisters, Diane (Marty) DeJong and their son, Jae; and Cindy (Dale) Fopma and their children, Carly and Marisa; and mother-in-law, Mary Barnts. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Pearle Terpstra and Henry and Anna Sedrel.
Memorials may be given to his family for continued support of his children.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ GRANDVIEW PARK CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Chapel 3211 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA 50317 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com