Terry L. Gompert
CENTER - Terry L. Gompert, 66, died Friday, March 25, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Drover Steakhouse Ballroom in Creighton. Pastor Joel Wentworth will officiate. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Newman Grove, Neb.
Family requests memorials to Nebraska Sustainable Ag and Insight for Living (Chuck Swindoll Ministry).
Terry Lee Gompert was born Oct. 29, 1944, to Bernard and Dorothy (Kautz) Gompert in Scottsbluff. On Aug. 2, 1970, he married Constance Johnson in Newman Grove. Four children were born to them, Saul, Kate, Jenny and Julie.
Terry graduated from Colorado State University and received his Master's Degree from UNL in Lincoln. He served with the International Voluntary Service in Laos from 1966 to 1968. He was involved in Extension Service in Colorado. They raised hogs for seven years near Mitchell. Terry continued his Extension Service in Logan and McPherson Counties in Nebraska, and was involved with Knox County Extension since 1983.
Terry hosted small group bible studies for adults and youth in his home and attended Plum Valley Bible Church in Center.
He was involved in holistic management training and enjoyed working with his herd of cattle.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Gompert; children, Saul and Jenn Gompert of Center, Kate and John McNutt of Silver City, Iowa, Jenny and Kevin Harrold of Hamilton, Mont., and Julie Gompert of Lincoln; grandchildren, Peter, Elizabeth, Charles, Luke, and expecting #14 grandbaby Gompert; Joshua and Andrew McNutt; Noah, Constance, Lily, Joseph and Suzanna Harrold; and Nathan and David Gizaw; brothers, Kurt and Sandy Gompert of Mitchell, Henry and Sue Gompert of Morrill; mother, Dorothy Gompert of Mitchell; and his mother-in-law, Lorraine Johnson of Newman Grove.
His father, Bernard Gompert; and his father-in-law, Harlan Johnson, preceded him in death.
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Published by The Star-Herald from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2011.
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I was deeply saddened to hear of Terry's passing from my sister who lives in Colorado. Terry and I spent our youth in the Dutch Flats area west of Mitchell and I still remember fondly the great times we had growing up together. He was a true friend who I really enjoyed being around. I still remember the many days we spent playing chess and other games at his house, riding bikes, staying overnight at each others homes, or just hanging out. Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday we were in grade school at Fairview #34 and Mitchell High School. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. God bless and keep you strong.

Also, Terry and I were related in that his Aunt Margie Graham was married to my Uncle Gerald Graham (my mother's brother).
Wallace Rogers
April 2, 2011
I am a friend of Julie's from Lincoln and I wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear about Terry. I know Julie loved him very much and everyone will miss him. Julie is such a wonderful woman, I can only imagine what a great dad Terry was. My family is praying for you and your family.
Chris Kinkade-Platter
March 31, 2011
Connie, although it has been over 40 years since we last met we both remember you so fondly and are shocked and saddened by Terry's death. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow.
Michele & Roberta Fagan
March 31, 2011
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Terry's knowledge and enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture and grazing practices have made the world a better place. He will be sorely missed. Twyla Hansen (Lincoln, NE)
Twyla Hansen
March 29, 2011
To the family of Terry Gompert, I extend my heartfelt sympathies.I had the honor of meeting Mr. Gompert in 2009 at the Nebraska Sustainable Farming Conference in Grand Island. There, he shared with me his passion for grass-based livestock feeding. He knew that Roundup (Monsanto's herbicide) "destroyed microbes in soil." Those microbes are critical for plant, animal and human health. I hope Mr. Gompert's family will continue on his legacy by sharing his wisdom and insight with others. Mr. Gompert's too-early passing is a great loss to truly sustainable agriculture.
Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D.
March 29, 2011
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Joanie & Bill Simoni
March 29, 2011