Terry Doyle

Terry Doyle, age 75, of Hackensack and Prior Lake, MN, passed away January 19, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.  

 A time of gathering will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant Street SE) in Prior Lake. Terry will be laid to rest with military honors on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.  

 On January 16, 1945, in St. Paul, MN, Teherence Andrew was born to Andrew and Marie (Hanacek) Doyle. The youngest of five children, he grew up for a few years in White Bear Lake, MN. Terry’s dad passed at a very young age and his mother remarried, moving the family to a farm in Prior Lake. He graduated from Prior Lake High School. 

 After graduation, Terry started working for Toro Company, before serving his country in the United States Navy. After completing 4 years of military service, he continued working at Toro. Wanting a different direction in life, Terry began a career as a police officer. He worked several years for the Edina Police Department, with the remainder of his career for the Shakopee Police Department.   

 While working for Toro, Terry met Sandra Woodruff. They were married on July 19, 1969, at Nativity of Mary, in Bloomington, MN. Terry and Sandy settled down for almost 2 decades in Bloomington, MN, where they raised their daughter, Kelly. In 1991, they moved to the family farm in Prior Lake. The Doyle family also enjoyed 30 plus years hunting and fishing at the cabin in Hackensack, MN.  

 Terry loved being outdoors; hunting, fishing, campfire cooking and sitting around the fire pit. He fulfilled a longtime dream, purchasing a small plane and enjoyed several years of flying. Terry loved big boy toys, especially the frontend loader and the backhoe. He was most happy playing in the dirt. Terry also spent countless hours welding things out of metal. He enjoyed telling stories and had an endless supply of jokes.   

 Terry is survived by wife, Sandy; daughter, Kelly Doyle; sister, Kate Murray; other relatives and friends.  

 He is preceded in death by his mother, Marie (Robert) Kneafsey; father, Andrew Doyle; siblings, Robert (Pat) Doyle, Francis (Jerry) Doyle, Dolores (Tony) Tangari; and brother-in-law, Jack Murray.  


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  1. Terry was a great cop. Wasn’t afraid to arrest or deal with the real bad guys. Witnessed him more than once
    in dangerous situations handling the call with confidence and respect for all people involved. Sad to hear
    he passed away.

  2. Kelly and Sandy,
    Our deepest sympathy to you both. Know we are holding you close in thought and prayer.

    Craig, Marie & Murray Beckerleg

  3. My deepest sympathy to the Doyle family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. No better cop or person ever existed, period. He meant so much to so many people, and I am sure he will be sadly missed by all of them, including myself. My deepest and most sincere condolences go out to Sandy, Kelly, and all his family members.

  5. Terry was a true friend. I will miss him. My deepest sympathies to Kelly and your family.

  6. Sandy and Tom Stephenson

    Very sorry to hear that you lost your Dad. I remember when you used to babysit for us and your Dad always picked you up to make sure you got home safely. He was very protective of you.
    So sorry.
    Sandy and Tom Stephenson

  7. Sorry for your loss

  8. I feel how you might feel right now and yes it is not easy losing a parent. Just remember now you have to wake up every day trying to live your best day as our parents would want us to do. Love you big hugs Nicole Toso. Also we shared so many memories together that will never be forgotten

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