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Helen Frances Terstegge, 92, of Terre Haute passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Signature Healthcare. Helen was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Joppa, to Henry Schulte and Maude (Walker) Schulte. She married Thomas Terstegge on Nov. 4, 1944. They were married 64 years.
She is survived by children, Mary Dwyer (Mike), Ruth Woods (Mike), Katy Harden (Harold), Marie Swanger (Tom), and James Terstegge; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Terstegge; grandchildren, Andrew Dwyer, Cheryl Drew (Jonathan), Teresa Dwyer, Robert Terstegge (Kelly), Kevin Terstegge (Nazarine), Danny Terstegge (Lindsay), James Woods (Robert Grauke), Brandon Woods (Jennifer), Angie Parham (Jay), Tony Harden (Michelle), Abi Tackett (Lincoln), Kristina Cook (Imre Hunyor), Serena Swanger, Julianna Terstegge, Jessica Hackett, and Paige Bailey; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Terstegge, Sr. who died Oct.22, 2010; sons, Thomas Terstegge Jr. and Jerry Terstegge; great-grandson, Collin Walker; two brothers; and a sister.
Helen was a long-time member of the former St. Ann Parish and attended St. Margaret-Mary Catholic Church. She loved to do cross stitch and was a very outgoing person with a welcoming personality and she never met a stranger. Helen gave the best hugs.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Samaritan Funeral Home, with mass of Christian burial to follow at 2 p.m. in St. Margaret-Mary Catholic Church, with Father Dan Bedel officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either, American Heart Association, Leukemia Society, or ImpactMS Now (www.impactmsnow.org) in support of Mary Dwyer and Angie Parham. Online condolences may be left at: www.samaritanfunerals.com
Published on February 13, 2018
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