Terry John Marienau, 73, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 surrounded by his family at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Father Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Mass will also be live streamed on the church website. Burial will follow on Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Joseph Church. The family be present from 4-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Tuesday.
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Terry John Marienau was born on December 6, 1947 in Merrill, Iowa, the son of Melvin Kenneth and Elsie Almina Marie (Hartmann) Marienau. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School and furthered his education at Westmar College in Le Mars. Terry then took a position with the Plymouth County Engineer’s Office. This would turn into a lifelong 51-year career. Terry retired as an assistant engineer on December 31, 2019.
On July 11, 1970 Terry and Kathy Livermore were united in marriage at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Le Mars. They made their home in Le Mars where they raised their three sons, Jeff, Mark and Matthew. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was an accomplished trap shooter, winning many trophies as a member of the Le Mars Sportsman Club. Terry served as President of the "Garden Club". An avid baseball fan, Terry was a fantastic left handed pitcher. Above all these things, his life revolved around his family. Following their activities and spending time with them always came first.
Grateful to have shared his life is his wife of 50 years, Kathy, three sons, Jeff and his wife, Dena, Mark and his wife, Judy and Matthew; six grandchildren, Kelsey, Morgan, Payton, Trent, Henry and Elsie; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Lennan; a sister, Linda Conover and her husband, John; his mother-in-law, Marjorie Livermore; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Vicki Livermore, Pat and Larry Beitelspacher, MaryKay and Greg Jelken, Jim and Mary Livermore, John and Kim Livermore, Betty and Kevin Loutsch, Nancy and John Holtgrewe, Bob and Carol Livermore, Dick and Michelle Livermore all of Le Mars, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Orville “Hank” Livermore; and a brother-in-law, Mike Livermore.