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Teri Jean Blaylock

teri blaylock

February 5, 1970 ~ June 15, 2024

Born in: Sumner, Iowa
Resided in: Elma, Iowa

Teri Blaylock age 54 of Elma, IA died Saturday, June 15, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family.

Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton where there will be a service following visitation at 6:30 p.m.

Hugeback – Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.

Born in Sumner, Iowa, on February 5, 1970, to Ray and Paulette (Howe) Pitz, Teri’s childhood in Lawler was filled with the simple joys of country living. She was the kind of person who found happiness in the rustling of leaves and the laughter of loved ones. Teri’s adventurous spirit and loving nature were the cornerstones of her existence.

Teri’s life was a testament to the power of love and dedication. She met her husband, Ty Blaylock, in the hilly streets of Decorah during their high school years. The couple exchanged vows on August 23, 1991, and soon after, they began building their life together in Elma. They welcomed two wonderful children into the world, their son Kyle and daughter Kristyn, who brought immense joy and pride to Teri’s life.

A graduate of Turkey Valley Schools in 1988, Teri’s education laid the groundwork for her remarkable work ethic and ingenuity. She began her career at TriMark in New Hampton in 1994. Starting on the assembly line, Teri’s keen eye for efficiency and her tireless efforts saw her ascend through the ranks into the engineering department, eventually leading her to the esteemed position of Assembly Manager. Her colleagues at TriMark will remember her as a mentor and friend, someone who could always be relied upon to lend a helping hand or a word of encouragement.

Teri’s zest for life extended beyond her professional achievements. She was an artist at heart, with a flair for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Her crafts and thrifting finds became treasures, like the old house railing she turned into a unique blanket rack. Teri’s home was her canvas, adorned with wind chimes, bird feeders, and beautiful landscaping that reflected her creative soul. Spending time with her family was Teri’s greatest pleasure, whether it was relaxing outdoors, enjoying an evening fire, or embarking on a new adventure.

Teri’s legacy is one of boundless love and creativity. She was the kind of person who left an indelible mark on the hearts of those she encountered. Her adventurous spirit will live on in the stories shared by friends and the memories cherished by her family. Teri Jean Blaylock was a true original, and she will be profoundly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

As Teri embarks on her next journey, we find comfort in the belief that she will now be able to indulge in endless chocolate chip cookies without consequence, jump on the trampoline to her heart’s content, and rest on a swing that never grows uncomfortable. Her laughter and love will echo in the lives she touched, and her impact will be felt for generations to come.

Teri is survived by her husband Ty Blaylock of Elma; son Kyle (Noelle) Blaylock of Bondurant; daughter Kristyn (Britain Wilkinson) of Ankeny; brothers Gary (Ann) Pitz of Blufton and Rusty (Laura) Pitz of Burr Oak; sisters Shelly Glock of Hesper, MN and Karen Tieskoetter of Dyersville; sister-in-law Karla Crain; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Paulette (Howe) Pitz; and brother Chris Pitz



Visitation: June 25, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home - New Hampton
101 West Main Street
New Hampton, IA 50659

(641) 394-4334

Service: June 25, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home - New Hampton
101 West Main Street
New Hampton, IA 50659

(641) 394-4334

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  1. Our Deepest Sympathy to all of Teri’s families. Know Prayers & Thoughts are with you during this difficult time of Loss.
    James & Lyn ( Meissen) Bailey

    • So sorry to hear about Teri. My condolences to your whole entire family in this really hard time. Prayers to you all and my deepest sympathy.

    • Ty,
      Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

      Chris & Heidi Thompson

  2. Ty,Kyle and Kristen you have my heartfelt sympathies. Teri was a very special gal and will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for you as navigate forward.

  3. Teri was an amazing person with a very kind heart. I have so many find memories of us while growing up. She will be missed.

  4. Working with Teri was a gift to all of us. She always had time to show you a short cut or process to make things easier. Always had time to say hello and ask how you are doing. 🥰 My heart aches for her family. You are missed!

  5. We are so sorry to hear this. We send our sympathy to all of Teri’s family and friends.

  6. I will always remember your patience, smiles, and halloween customes. To her family, she will be missed.

  7. I just saw her a couple of months ago and she told me what was going on, so sorry hear of her passing, she was a kind,big hearted person 💔 She will be greatly missed 🙏

  8. My girl, so strong, so determined, so vibrant, so loving and kind. You put up a good fight my friend. I promise to take you on my life journey. You will never be forgotten. I will cherish all the fond memories we made. May you rest in eternal peace. Fly high. Ty, Kristen, and Kyle, I can’t even begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I am always here if you ever need anything. My heart breaks for you all. Hugs!

  9. Oh my gosh Ty, I am so sorry to hear of Teri’s passing. My sincerest condolences to to you and your family.

  10. I will always remember her with her amazing smile and kindness. She will be truly missed. Prayers to the family and friends ❤️🙏

    • So sorry for your loss my comfort and memories guide you thru this tough time 🙏
      Brenda Linderman Anding

  11. Teri was one of the most amazing people I know. She cared and helped others as much as she could. She was one of the good ones. Teri will truly be missed.

  12. To Teri’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss! I graduated school with Teri. She had the greatest smile, and was always laughing. I remember when she started dating Ty and was never happier. I had seen her recently and didn’t have a chance to chat; now I’m wishing I would’ve. Still can’t believe she’s gone. Rest in peace friend, until we meet again

  13. You have our sympathy and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss. A precious lady gained her wings. Rest in peace Teri.

  14. Teri was always kind and helpful at TriMark. She was always there to help me set up jobs when I was hurt. Her concern and thoughtfulness will be greatly missed. She always had a smile. Rest in peace 🙏 My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Joyce Houdek

  15. God took a great lady!! Her kindness , smile and a person that would stop to say Hi! I will miss Terri at Halloween time as you never knew what her costume was going to be! She really got into her favorites holiday !! Fly high my friend@

  16. Our deepest sympathy . Teri was a joy to wait at the bank and I enjoyed waiting on her parents too.She will for sure fly high with the angels

  17. Ty, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Prayers of comfort and peace to you, the kids, and your family.

  18. Ty and Family
    Thinking of you all during this time and sending many hugs and prayers to you.

  19. Sending sincere condolences & peace to Terri’s family. I worked with her at TriMark in the assembly dept. years ago and she was always a joy to work with & talk with! She was a great gal & she will be missed.

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