AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
James “Jim” Terpstra, of Ogilvie; passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Mission, Texas. He was 78 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5-8 pm on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Chapel in Mora and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.
On February 24, 2016, James “Jim” Wesley Terpstra was called home to heaven while doing what he loved down in Texas. He was 78 years old.
Jim was born in Ogilvie, MN on November 8, 1937 to Joe and Winnie (Stellinga) Terpstra. He was the youngest of four children. Jim grew up in the Ogilvie area among many friends and family. On April 18, 1957, Jim married his soul mate, Lois Norma Kessler. Together, they built a wonderful life, spending a short time in California, but eventually settling down in Ogilvie. They had five children together, Randy, Michael, Jody, Darren and Heidi. Jim worked many years digging graves around the area with his big yellow rig. In 1966, Jim and Lois took over the family farm.
In 1994, Jim and Lois started their Texas adventure, and eventually made Mission their permanent winter home. Jim was involved in softball, golf, pool leagues, horseshoe tournaments, and multiple card groups.
Jim was a man of faith, who loved the Lord and was involved in many church activities. He was a family man and loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with each of them. He loved to fish, hunt, play golf, shoot pool, and especially chat over coffee. Jim’s smile and warmth will be missed by many.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Winnie, step-father Henry DeJager, and sister Lois.
Jim is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois: sons Randy (Vicki), Michael (Julie), and Darren: daughters, Jody (Jeff) Rice and Heidi (Jake) Sedlacek; grandchildren, Nicole (Jeff), Trent (Sarah), Bobby (Thea), Ricky (Mary Beth), Jennifer, Chelsey (Tyler), Wesley, Tony, Makenzie and Tyler; great grandchildren, Deysia, Austin, Chase, Kyla, Leddy, Reagan, and baby Terpstra; brother Percy (Dorothy) and sister Joyce VanderPlaats; among many other relatives and friends.