Irene A. Terkhorn


Irene A. Terkhorn, 86, of Seymour went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Lutheran Community Home.

Mrs. Terkhorn was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was a devoted housewife and mother.

Born Feb. 23, 1930, in Champaign, Illinois, she was the daughter of George H. and Amalie Borcherding Tape, both of whom preceded her in death. On May 20, 1949, in Brownstown, she married Rolland Terkhorn, who preceded her in death March 8, 2007.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Nancy) Terkhorn of Seymour and Russell (Susie) Terkhorn of Wimauma, Florida; a daughter, Patti (Dave) Emerson of Seymour; a sister, Norma (Jim) Russell of Seymour; seven grandchildren, Jeff Terkhorn, Rachel Frey, Holle Psota, Pete Terkhorn, Michael Terkhorn, Erin Emerson and Ashley Emerson; and 12 great-grandchildren, Nicholas Frey, Lucy Frey, Anna Rose Frey, Anna Jo Terkhorn, Zoe Terkhorn, Benjamin Psota, Elijah Psota, Reese Psota, Braylon Terkhorn, Ashton Terkhorn, Reagan Terkhorn and Grant Terkhorn.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George Tape Jr. and Edgar Tape.

Interment will be at Lutheran Cemetery, Brownstown.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown with Pastor Ralph Blomenberg officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran School or Lutheran Community Home.

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