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Danzig Baptist Church
Tuesday August 3rd, 2021
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Wednesday August 4th, 2021

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Terry Kaul

Terry H. Kaul, 73, of Springfield, SD, passed on Thursday, July 29 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD.

Funeral services will be 10:30 on Wednesday, August 4, at Danzig Baptist Church.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 3, at Danzig Baptist Church. Interment will be in Danzig Baptist Cemetery Rural Avon, SD.

Terry Herman Kaul was born on March 27, 1948 to Herman and Fae (Mattis) Kaul in Avon, SD. He graduated from Tyndall High School in 1966, and then attended Southern State College, earning his trade degree in Carpentry in 1969.

Terry was drafted into the U.S. Army on June 10,1969 and deployed to Vietnam in November of 1969 where he proudly served his country in the Howitzer Battery, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (the Legendary Blackhorse Regiment) in the Vietnam War in 1969-70. He was a Life Member of the 11th ACVVC.

While on leave, he married the love of his life, Jonna Hebner, on November 14, 1970 and then fulfilled his service to our country at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. The couple was blessed with four children during their marriage.

Terry spent his life working in carpentry and woodworking, as well as farming with his father, Herman, on their family homestead eight miles northwest of Tyndall. His creativity in construction and woodworking never ceased to amaze his family and friends. Cabinetry and homemade gifts were his specialties.

Terry and Jonna spent their semi-retired days at their home in Springfield after moving from the farm in 2012. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, golfing with his friends, woodworking, and visiting at morning coffee hour. He rarely missed a service at Danzig Baptist Church, which he served in many ways through the years, including as a deacon and trustee.

Terry was proud of his service in Vietnam, and in recent years reunited with his comrades from the “Blackhorse Regiment” at their 34th reunion. They were a very special part of his life.

After a courageous battle with cancer, Terry went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 29, 2021, surrounded by his family, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital at the age of 73 years and 4 months.

Thankful for having shared his life, Terry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jonna, of Springfield; two sisters, Barb (Ralph) Bauder of Yankton, and Diane (Dave) Hohn of Sioux Falls; four children, Melissa (Jeremy) Bruna of Tyndall, SD, Dawn (Clint) Lewis of Arlington, NE, Erin (Matt) Weerheim of Brandon, SD, and Matthew (Elise) Kaul of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fae in 2008 and Herman in 2019, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

All Blackhorse Troopers in the Springfield, Tyndall, Sioux Falls, Wagner, Kingsburg and Rural Avon area are urged to attend Terry’s services.

Rest in peace Terry.

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Sorry on you loss fond memories of Terry

Norm Grimme Aug 16 2021 6:04 PM

Jonna and family: Sincere condolences. So sorry to hear of Terry's passing, but only for a short while before we gather again. May God give you and your family peace and comfort at this time.

RODNEY O HEBNER Aug 5 2021 4:34 PM

Jonna…we just heard of Terry's illness and death. We are so very sorry! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️🙏🏼

Dan & Ramona Bloodgood Aug 4 2021 10:45 AM

Dear Jonna, My thoughts and prayers are with you, ever since I heard of Terry's death. May the Lord surround you with His love and peace during this difficult time. Hugs, Jean Brown

Jean Brown Aug 3 2021 4:41 PM

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Terry Kaul. His fellow troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia, salute our fallen brother and worthy hero. Terry served courageously with HOW Battery of the 2nd Squadron in 1969 and 1970, and it was our privilege to have him in the ranks of the Legendary Blackhorse Regiment. Our loss is that of another brother down and we will continue to honor his memory at our gatherings and at our annual reunion. Terry Kaul was an exemplary soldier and had the utmost respect of his fellow Blackhorse Troopers. His name will be listed on the roll of our honored dead, read at our reunion, and ibe published n our newsletter, Thunder Run. But as our Burial Liturgy clearly states: "life has not ended, merely changed" and Terry's soul continues on an endless path. As we were together then (in Vietnam), we will be together again in the life hereafter, comfortably enfolded in the loving arms of our Merciful Father.

Chaplain Blandin W. Karabinos, 11th ACVVC (Vietnam 71-72)

Blandin Karabinos Aug 3 2021 12:00 PM

I was saddened to read of my classmate Terry's passing. He was always very kind, caring and fun loving. My condolences.

Elaine Schramm Aug 2 2021 9:09 PM

Jonna and family,
We were saddened to learn of Terry's passing and we offer to you our sympathy and prayers. Many memories of our friendship during our years at Danzig. May God's love surround you in the days ahead as you adjust to life without him.

LeRoy and Mary Brandt Aug 2 2021 6:23 PM

Sincere condolences to the family. I always had much admiration for Terry, not only for his kindness but also his service to our country. May good memories provide you comfort.

Mark Szymanski Aug 2 2021 12:23 PM

Prayers for the family. Will always remember the time my mom and dad trick him with a mock apple pie which was really a zucchini pie. And Terry and my dad working on grain bins and other construction jobs they did together.

Sherrill Chambers Aug 2 2021 10:02 AM

My sympathy to Jonna and the ffa family!! God bless you!!🙏🏻🙏🏻

Shirley Woods Aug 2 2021 8:31 AM

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