Terry Kardell


Terry Kardell, 76, passed from this life into the next on Friday, May 31, 2024 in Shoreview, Minnesota. 

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. with the celebration of life to follow at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Rosehill Alliance Church in Roseville, Minnesota. Memorials may be directed to the family at 4840 Moon Lake Circle, White Bear Township, Minnesota 55127 for later designation.

Terry was a devoted follower of Jesus and a faithful steward of all that was entrusted to him. He loved and served his family well doing everything possible to support, cheer on and love his wife, children and grandchildren. As an admired and respected man of God, he delighted in attending all of his children and grandchildren’s events.

Terry was a teacher in the St. Paul Public School System for 35 years and a loyal member of Rose Hill Alliance Church for over 50 years, fulfilling many roles of voluntary lay leadership to diligently serve Christ and His Church.

Terry was born in Wayne to Virgil O. and Verna Kardell on Feb. 8, 1948. He graduated from Wayne High School and Wayne State College and married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Ann Baier, on Aug. 24, 1968. Terry and Ruth moved to the Twin Cities for teaching jobs and remained in Minnesota, only leaving for brief stints to escape the cold and enjoy time at one of their favorite destinations at Lehigh Resort near Fort Myers, Florida. Terry will be deeply missed, but the family rejoices in knowing that his salvation and eternity is secure in heaven due to his personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

He was preceded in death by his father Virgil, mother Verna and sister Janet.  

Survivors include his wife Ruth;  brother Virgil (Jan); daughter, Lori Lightbody (David); son, Todd (Charity); grandchildren Solomon Kardell, Miriam Kardell, Luke Lightbody, Silas Kardell, Judah Kardell and Justus Kardell; uncle Paul (Madonna) Kardell; and several nieces and nephews.