Sorry for your loss. Your father was always fun to be around, with a smile on his face!
Terry D. "Red Dog" Kilbourn, 87, of New London, died Wednesday, October 10, at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington. He was born April 26, 1931 in Burlington to Orville LeRoy and Dorothy Mae Ritchey Kilbourn and was a lifelong New London resident. On December 24, 1950 he married Janet Edwards; they divorced. March 3, 1979, he married Betty June Burke Howe in New London.
He was a 1949 graduate of New London High School and a graduate of Cedar Rapids Barber College. He was drafted into the Army in 1950 during the Korean War and was discharged in 1952 as a corporal.
He owned and operated Terry's Barber Shop in New London for 20 years, selling the business in 1979. He retired from the fabrication line at JI Case. Terry was a 50 year member of New London United Methodist Church, member of United Methodist Men and served on various church boards. He was a member of Deerwood Golf and Country Club; Burge Cemetery board; President of New London Chamber of Commerce for one year; New London Care Center board; ACBL life master; and a lifetime member of VFW Post #7641. Terry enjoyed duplicate bridge, golf, "The Hill" coffee club; was a fan of the Hawkeyes, Bears and Cubs; was an avid reader, and was the ultimate storyteller.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters; Sara (Jim) McClure of Mt. Pleasant and Ann (Randy) Augspurger of Springfield, Il.; one stepson, Jerry (Karen) Howe of Lake Rathbun; 6 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Susie Klopfenstein.
A celebration of life for Terry Kilbourn will be Saturday at 11:00 at Elliott Chapel, New London, with Pastor Kathleen Moore officiating. The family will greet friends at the chapel beginning at 9:30 until the time of the service. According to his wishes, his body has been cremated and inurnment will follow the service at Burge Cemetery with Military rites by the Henry County Honor Guard. In honor of Mr. Kilbourn, memorials have been established for New London United Methodist Church; Burge Cemetery and H.J. Nugen Public Library.
Our condolences and hugs to the family. Sorry for your loss.
George and Mary Christe
Holly Christe Mills