Terry Loots, 69, of Burlington, formerly of Danville, died Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at his home in Burlington. He was born January 12, 1950 in Ft. Dodge to Dean and Phyllis Jackson Loots. On January 1, 1971 he married Janice Holtapp in Pomeroy; she died March 31, 2011.
He graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1968 and received his Bachelor's Degree from Northwest Missouri State University where he played football. Mr. Loots was an Industrial Tech teacher at Danville High School for 30 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of Danville United Methodist Church; was a building inspector, served on the library board, Danville Education Foundation, city council, Danville Education Association and taught Bible School. Terry enjoyed fishing, golf, watching the Cubs and Hawkeyes, playing cards with his friends and his weekly visits at Mike Prehm's.
Survivors include his son Christopher (Allison) of Austin, Texas; daughter Laura of Burlington; two sisters, Deana (Bob) Johnson of Cedar Rapids and Sandra (Kenny) Wagner of Middletown. He was preceded by his wife and parents.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 Monday at the Danville United Methodist Church with Pastor Jacob Yochum officiating. Burial will follow at Long Creek Cemetery, rural Danville. Visitation will begin at noon Sunday at Elliott Chapel with the family greeting friends from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Memorials have been established for Danville Education Foundation and Danville United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.
"Gordon and I were classmates of Terry in Pomeroy. The biggest memory we have of him in grade school was his running home all the time. He had to be watched constantly, and even then he?d still manage to slip away. Sometimes he?d run home more than once a day. Although Gordon and Terry had the same last name, they were not related (unless very distantly). When Terry came back to Pomeroy, he?d many times try to stop in for a visit or he?d give us a call to meet at the bar. Always lots of laughs ensued! Love to Chris and Laura?your parents thought the world of you!"
"It took about 20 minutes to feel that a year with Terry, and with Jan, was going to be good. The immediate warmth and generosity. I was family, and also gently pushed into the larger ?family? - the Danville community. My thoughts are mainly with Terry and Jan at this time, dwelling on great memories. But I am also thinking of Chris and Laura, their loss and I am grateful for being included and able to share their sorrow. Sending my love to you all.
"I'm sorry to hear of Terry's passing. I'm pretty sure he and Greg are hanging out now."
"Sandy and Kenny,, I am deeply saddened to read of the loss of your brother, My heart goes out to you on your painful loss."
"I am deeply saddened by Terry's loss. I know he was upset about Mike's passing. Just know that now they are together having a good time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."