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Terry Eldon Negethon, 66

Terry Eldon Negethon, 66, of Osage, formerly of Minneapolis and Council Bluffs, IA, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 6, 2008 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids.

Terry Eldon Negethon, 66, of Osage, formerly of Minneapolis and Council Bluffs, IA, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 6, 2008 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids.

He was born April 27, 1942 in Council Bluffs to Milton R. and Cornelia (Waters) Negethon. He attended public schools in Council Bluffs, graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School with the Class of 1960.

In March 1960, he enlisted in the United States Marines and served his country based at Camp Pendleton, CA and Barstow, CA. He received his honorable discharge in 1964.

He married Alice Mensching in Las Vegas in 1964. In 1966, he began a career in law enforcement that lasted more than 22 years. He worked as a policeman with the Minneapolis Police Department, retiring with the rank of Sergeant in 1988. He retired to a country property near Afton, IA, later moving to northern Minnesota where he served as his elderly mother's primary caregiver.

He attended Grace Community Church in Osage.

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Surviving are his mother of Osage; and his sister, Karen (William) Jones of Afton.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1980.

Visitation: one hour prior to the service.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today (Saturday) at Grace Community Church with Rev. Bill Ullom and Rev. Ken Polley officiating. Music will be provided by Brenda Ullom, who will both play and sing "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Congregational hymns will be "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Amazing Grace."

Casket bearers: Seth, Sean, Jenna and Lorelei Polley.

In honor of his love for motorcycles, a motorcycle escort will accompany the hearse from the church.

Interment: Walnut Hill Cemetery in Council Bluffs next to his father.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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