Lifelong, Fifth generation Alaskan, Terry Klouda, 63, died February 8, 2013, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Terry was a Viet Nam War Veteran, serving in the US Army.
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Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 5-7PM at Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street, Anchorage AK 99501. A Celebration of Life service will be held the following day, Thursday, February 14th at All Saints Episcopal Church in Anchorage at 2pm.
Terry was born in Alaska on August 16, 1949 to Joseph and Patricia Klouda. He attended Anchorage West High School. After High School, he joined the US Army and was sent to Viet Nam; he served bravely and proudly, for which he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He returned from military service and started two businesses. Terry was the former owner of Software Scene and Mr. Key Locksmith in Anchorage. He later went to work for his Brother, the last 14 years; he was employed by Bernie's Pharmacy. He continued to pursue his education, eventually receiving a PhD in Philosophy/Computer Science from Kennedy Western University in 2002.
In his early years, Terry and his family would cheer on his Dad who was an avid boat racer. A true Alaskan, Terry enjoyed fishing. Along with his best friends Dave and Neil, they rebuilt cars and boats and motorcycles. They were known as the "Three Amigos."
He is survived by his Mother; Patricia Klouda, Brother; Bernard J. Klouda (Teresa Hall), Uncle; Fred (Patricia) Klouda, cousins; Fred Jr., Mary Ann and Colleen, Christina Wilkinson, Andrew and many close friends. He will be missed by his loving cat Sugar.
He is predeceased by his Father, Joseph Charles Klouda and Brother, James Klouda.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel; to sign the guestbook please visit www.janssenfuneralhomes.com.
Published in adn.com from February 12 to February 13, 2013