John Andrew Terpstra , 75 of Turtle Lake, rural Delavan died at his home on January 23, 2019 of an apparent heart attack. He was born May 30, 1945 in Harvard, Illinois the son of Mitchell and Nila Dunbar Terpstra. He married Patricia Ann Klein who survives him. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, A member of the V.F.W. and loved fishing, hunting and old cars. He was a member of the Kettle Moraine Classic Car Club. One of John's favorite things to do was playing Santa Claus for many people. in real life, he looked exactly how Santa Claus should look. . He is survived by his
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wife, Patricia. Four Sons, Jeff Hitt of Rockford; Jarrett Terpstra of Rockford, Il. John II of Ocala, Fl. and Jason of Rockford. Step children Kreg , and Sherri . 16 Grandchildren.and 6 great grandchildren 1 bro, Ron 3 sisters, Darlene, Joyce and Nell Memorial Celebration of life will be 2 to 4pm Sunday, Feb. 3rd. 2019 at the Delavan American Legion, 111
S. 2nd. St., Delavan where services will be at 3pm. with son , Jarrett leading us all in words of remembrance about his father. Burial is up on Patricia 's family lot up north. Betzer Funeral Home is serving the Terpstra Family.