Terry Cates

In Remembrance of Terry Cates: Terry Cates was born to Roy Nicholas “Nick” and Miriam (Unmack) Cates on March 4, 1955 and passed from this life on July,13, 2020 at his home in Logan, Iowa. After graduating from Logan High School, he farmed with his father until the mid-70’s when he took a job with a car dealership in Missouri Valley, Iowa and later worked alongside his brother, Dale at the Ashley Ford dealership in Omaha. He retired early due to health issues. After the death of his father, Terry looked after his mother caring and visiting her every day until her passing. He enjoyed collecting and filling his home with toy FARMAL tractors. His home was located across from the Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he frequently could be seen sitting in front of his house and speaking to those passing by after church. Through one of those visits, he met his best friend, Paul Gochenour, who invited him to church and about a year ago, Terry joined the church and became a regular attendee until he was called to his heavenly home. Terry is survived by his sister, Betty, husband Glenn Gaede, of Enid, OK, 4 nephews, 1 niece, 2 great nieces and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Miriam Cates and his brother Dale Cates. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Logan Memorial Chapel, Logan, Iowa. Burial will be at the Harris Grove cemetery, Logan, Iowa. Following the interment, the family would like to invite everyone to a luncheon at the church. Terry’s family requests that memorials be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 311 E, 6th Street, Logan, Iowa, 51546.

In Loving Memory of Terry Cates~ Born March 4, 1955,  Logan, Iowa. Entered into Rest: July 13, 2020, Missouri Valley, Iowa.  Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Logan, Iowa. Officiating: Pastor Daniel Steeb. Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Organist: Dona Emswiler. Congregational Hymns: “Old Rugged Cross” “Abide With Me”.  Music Selections: “High on a Mountain”, by Vince Gill “In the Garden” by Alan Jackson. Casket Bearers: Kevin Andersen; Steve Landon; Nate Thompson; Curtis Frazier; Terry Larson; Gene Beckner; Stephanie Thompson; Final Resting Place:  Harris Grove Cemetery, Logan, Iowa.

Services are under the care for Terry, by the Logan Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 215 N. 4th Avenue, Logan, Iowa, 51546, under the direction of Randy Scott, Funeral Director.  Connect with us at 712-644-2929 or leave a message which will be returned as soon as possible. 


  • Cynthiaand Kirk Hammitt Posted July 23, 2020 1:21 pm

    Terry will definitely be missed! He made a mean chili recipe for us. When we would visit. He was a good friend to us. Rest InPeace !

  • Leia Johnsen Posted July 25, 2020 7:29 pm

    To Terry’s family
    What a kind guy. Always smiling making his sun tea.
    Praying for your family. Sweet dreams Terry.
    John and Leia Johnsen and family

  • Cindy L Cates Posted July 26, 2020 12:53 am

    Im so sorry i havent been to see Terry since i moved to councilbluffs Terry dont ever think that CeeCee isnt in your heart im going to miss you dearly

  • Cindy L Cates Posted July 26, 2020 12:59 am

    I love you tery and i will miss you

  • Patricia (Dahl) Whisney Posted July 28, 2020 4:11 pm

    To terry’s family: terry was a classmate of mine. In school he was always so nice and always kind to others. And in life he was the same. Going to miss waving, saying hi and having a chat. You will be missed Terry

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