Terry Carda

Terry Carda, age 80, of Yankton, South Dakota, died peacefully with all his children by his side on Monday, November 7, 2022 at his home.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 AM, on Friday, November 11, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton.  Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Thursday, November 10 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary and vigil service at 7:00 PM.

Pallbearers are Nick, Blake, Tyler, Chase, and Garrett Carda, Sydney Ingalls, Miles, Jack, and Piper Carda.  Honorary pallbearers are Bud Merkwan, Jerry Busby, Gene Perk, Butch Becker, Ordell Akland, Loy Gravholt, Bob Koletzky, Darrell Sundleaf and Denny Sundleaf.

Terry was born on June 1, 1942 at home on the family farm in Lake Andes, South Dakota to William Sr. and Nellie (Nelson) Carda.  He graduated from Lake Andes High School in 1961 and Southern State Teachers College in 1965. On August 24, 1963, Terry married Joyce Krcil. After their marriage, they moved to Wakonda, SD where Terry was a teacher and a coach. They then moved to Yankton where Terry worked for the State of South Dakota as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for eight years. In 1973, Terry started a Farmers Insurance agency from scratch and owned the agency for the next 32 years. His great personality, genuine interest in helping people, and his strong work ethic were the elements of success for him and he was very proud of the work he did. He earned many trips and awards due to his high level of success in the agency.

Terry was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he was also an usher for many years. Terry played amateur baseball for the Yankton Jacks for many years and also played men’s fast pitch and slow pitch softball until he was 50 years old. He played on men’s city league basketball teams and was an avid golfer for 25 years, playing in the Fox Run men’s league and senior league. Terry was very athletic and was known for being very passionate and intense about any sport he played. He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, meeting his coffee buddies at the Fryn’ Pan and Tastee Treat, watching his children and grandchildren play sports, and was a lifelong New York Yankees and Indianapolis Colts fan. Terry and Joyce loved traveling together and visiting relatives in Fresno, CA, Washington State, and Texas. They also made numerous visits to Branson, MO to enjoy country music, especially Johnny Cash. They also enjoyed occasional trips to area casinos; they never won big but when their roll of nickels were gone they were done and headed home to tell us of their misfortune. Terry had a great sense of humor, was very handy, and he cherished his family above all else, except when the Yankees were on TV.

Terry is survived by four children: Kevin (Vonnie) Carda and Brian (Diane) Carda, both of Yankton, Brett Carda and Kim (Scott) Hoffer, both of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister, Bridget (Arden) Hanson; sisters-in-law, Mary Carda and Marlene (Bill) Schramm; and brothers-in-law, Leo Dvorak and Gary Boetel.

Terry was preceded in death by wife, Joyce Carda on September 6, 2020; parents, William Sr. and Nellie Carda; brothers, William Carda Jr. and Duane Carda; sisters: Corrine Tronvold, Shirley Dvorak, and Shari Boetel; sisters-in-law, Mary Rae (Duane) Carda and Delores Krcil; brother-in-law, Jim Krcil; and grandson, Austin Ingalls.




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18 response to "Terry Carda"

  1. By: Keith and Joleen Herrboldt Posted: November 7, 2022

    Deepest Sympathy to all of the family. Will so miss Terry; he was a good friend and neighbor of ours. Know his breaking heart is with the love of his life, Joyce. Rest In Peace Terry and God Bless You and Grant You Eternal Rest! Love You! ❤️🙏❤️

  2. By: Ron Heglin Posted: November 7, 2022

    To all of Terry’s family, so sorry for your loss of hubby, father, Grandpa, friend!! I enjoyed being a friend, what a competitor!! May God comfort you in this difficult time. RIP Terry!!.

  3. By: Jan (Woods) Martin Posted: November 8, 2022

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you

  4. By: Rick Stahlecker Posted: November 8, 2022

    Not only the family but Yankton lost a great guy. He might be the most competitive man I’ve ever known. Had great times playing both fast and slow pitch and been on both sides of his competitive nature. Terry will always live on, as a personality like that always occupies a piece of your heart.

  5. By: Janet Stevenson Posted: November 9, 2022

    Kevin and family,
    Sincere condolences to you and your family. May you keep your memories close to help in your healing. Your clients, Duane and Jan Stevenson

  6. By: Melodie Harris Posted: November 9, 2022

    Carda family~ sending my sincere sympathy for the loss of your Dad, grandpa and father in law. Thinking of you

  7. By: Dan and Bobbie Trimble Posted: November 9, 2022

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Terry was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. By: Marcia Zentmire Posted: November 9, 2022

    Though no words can hurry what you’re going through, please know how much you’re being thought about and how you’re wished the gently comfort of sweet memories.

  9. By: Mandy Drotzmann Posted: November 10, 2022

    I’m so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He was a good, funny man and I enjoyed my time working with him at Carda Insurance. I learned the word “cantankerous” from him and have used it frequently ever since. Makes me smile thinking about it.
    You all have my sympathies.

  10. By: Patty Vavra Posted: November 10, 2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Terry ~ I always enjoyed chatting with him when he came to our office. He was a great guy. God Bless

  11. By: Roger and Sheila Hisek Posted: November 10, 2022

    Our sympathy and prayers are with Terry’s family. Terry was a good friend of my brother Lee Hisek who was also a team mate of Terry’s with the Schlitz fastball team. I was on the other end of Terry’s competitiveness as I played for Roy’s Bar fastpitch team from Tyndall. Did have some friendly beers with the Schlitz team. Next one will be in memory of Terry.

  12. By: George Adam Posted: November 10, 2022

    We’re so sorry for you loss….what a burden – losing 2 parents in such a short time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  13. By: Corriene Jordahl Posted: November 11, 2022

    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing, Kevin. God bless you and your family at this difficult time.

  14. By: Tom Welter Posted: November 12, 2022

    Kevin – I was sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I was fortunate to run into him in May at the Tastee Treat and catch up after 20 years and we had just a terrific conversation. Terrific guy who always wore a smile. Rest in knowing he has gone to his reward .

  15. By: rosaline wootton Posted: November 12, 2022

    So, sorry for your Loss. He always seemed to take note of your presence. Our prayers are with the family. Richard and Rosie Wootton

  16. By: jerry novotny Posted: November 13, 2022

    Rest in peace, my friend.

  17. By: Judie and Ron Dilts Posted: November 16, 2022

    We’re so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his beautiful family. Many good “growing up” memories with Terry! God’s peace and Blessings to you all!

  18. By: Mary & Wendell Renken Posted: November 16, 2022

    So sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of both Joyce and Terry -may they rest in peace.

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