Terrye Kizlyk

Date of Death: Jan 04, 2012
Terrye Kizlyk
[highlight_text] (1952 – 2011) [/highlight_text] Terrye Felsman Kizlyk, 59, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and formerly of Waupun, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Sun Coast Hospice House in Palm Harbor, Fla. after a courageous battle with cancer.


[leftcolumn] Terrye was born on March 16, 1952, in Waupun, the daughter of Robert and Bette Landaal Felsman.

Terrye attended Waupun schools and graduated from Waupun High School in 1970.

On Dec. 30, 1975, she married Merv Kizlyk in Beaver Dam. They resided in Welland, Ontario, Canada for 16 years and then moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Terrye and Merv also have a home in Clearwater, Fla. where they developed many fond memories since 1988. Their latest adventure was travelling extensively across the United States in their beloved RV, named, “Eddie.”

Terrye lived her life to the fullest. She always put her husband and family first and she dedicated her life to raising three super boys. Her latest pride and joy were her grandchildren.

Terrye was never afraid to try something new, including criss-crossing the country in their RV for the last 8 months, exploring and making new friends.

Right until the very end, she was full of optimism and energy, including getting the complete family together for Christmas and taking the grandchildren to Disney World just four days before entering Heaven.

Terrye will be missed very much by her family and friends. She is now in God’s hands looking after us. We love you Terrye very much. God Bless you.

Terrye is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years, Merv Kizlyk of Cedar Falls, Iowa; three wonderful sons that she was very proud of: Shane Rux of Dunedin, Fla. and his girlfriend, Julie Thompson, Chad (Laurie) Kizlyk of Welland, Ontario, Canada, and Darrick (Shannon) Kizlyk of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren: Kayla, Colten, and Landon Kizlyk whom she greatly loved and who hold a special place in her heart; a sister, Joyel Ansorge of Mentor, Ohio; two brothers, Blaine (Laura) Felsman of Oshkosh and Bradd (Kristin) Felsman of Milwaukee; two aunts, Lois Brewer of Waupun, and Karyl Van Den Hoek of Waupun.

Terrye was preceded in death by her Dad in 1994, and her Mother in 2010.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Terrye Kizlyk will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Werner- Harmsen Funeral Home, 201 E. Jefferson St. in Waupun. Pastor Mike Giebink will officiate.

Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

[highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Terrye Kizlyk may call on the family on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun; and again on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

[highlight_text] Memorials [/highlight_text] The family requests memorials be directed to DES Action USA.[/rightcolumn]

[full] [hr] The Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. [/full] [hr]



  1. My sincere condolences to the family. I played ball with Terrye for Harry lee’s ladies slo-pitch team when you lived in Welland


  2. Bob & Kay Recker Says: January 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Merv and Family,
    We have always loved Terrye’s sense of humor and view of life to be lived the best. She and Dawn are likely laughing together as I write this. Please let us know when you are back in Cedar Falls, and we will get together.

    Warm Wishes
    Bob & Katie Recker

  3. Pat and Lee Williams Says: January 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Merv and Family,
    Lee and I didn’t know Terrye very well. She and Merv were our neighbors in Cedar Falls. We always waved at each other while we all were out removing snow in the winter. She seemed to really enjoy the winter weather. Terrye was a good friend to Anna and she will be missed. If there is anything we can do to help your family… let us know.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Lee and Pat Williams

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