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Funeral services held for Sgt. Pasker


Funeral services have been scheduled for Cedar Rapids resident Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker.

Pasker was an Iowa National Guard soldier killed on July 9 in Panjshir Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Co. B, 334th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 18, at the River of Life Ministries, 3801 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery, located at 375 32nd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered that flags in the state be flown at half staff on Monday in honor of Sgt. Pasker.

Pasker was born in Anamosa and graduated from Lisbon High School in December 2004. Pasker was also a self-employed homebuilder.

The family of Sgt. 1st C lass Terryl Pasker issued the following statement:

"Terry was the most steady, dependable person you could know. He was unwaveringly loyal to his friends and family, and would do anything for them. He was a very humble and unpretentious man, and those who knew him are proud to have been loved by him.

"His absence will leave a gaping hole in our lives, but we have peace knowing that he loved God. Terry always expressed his faith in the way he lived his life; and now in the way he gave his life. He was proud to serve in the Army, and wanted nothing more than to be there for his soldiers. He would probably be embarrassed by the outpouring of love, respect and high honor he is receiving at this time, but there is no one more deserving than a man like Terryl Pasker.

"Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. We greatly appreciate and are in awe of the support we have been shown."

Pasker was part of the approximately 2,800 members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division deployed to Afghanistan in 2010.

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