Waldo “Wally” Loyd Terkhorn, 86, of Salem passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at home surrounded by family and friends.
He was born Oct. 14, 1932, in Brownstown, the son of Tilford and Clara Wessel Terkhorn.
Waldo was a 1950 graduate of Brownstown High School. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army. Waldo was a member and elder of Canton Christian Church. He worked at Thompson Dairy for 20 years, Nolting’s IGA, Kocolene Gas and Subway in Salem. He was also an auctioneer and a real estate agent for many years. He was city councilman for Salem for the fourth district for four terms (16 years) and was adamant about running for office for a fifth term. He refereed high school basketball for many years and continued to referee “off the court” for many more years. He enjoyed watching his grandkids play all sports. He was a member of Gideons International, Salem Moose Lodge, Henryville Masonic Lodge 651 and American Legion Post 41.
Survivors include his wife, Shelby Jean Huckleberry Terkhorn; daughters, Becky (Jim) Baker, and Cathy (Dave) Self, both of Brownstown; son, Gary (Glenna) Terkhorn of North Vernon; and stepdaughters, Cindy (Mike) Richards and Janna Brown, both of Salem. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Chris Baker of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Cassie Baker of Denver, Colorado, Mitch Ray of Brownstown and Matthew Ray of Bedford; 12 stepgrandchildren, Josh Richards of Overland Park, Kansas, Chad Richards and Zack Richards, both of Salem, Shaylee Faulkenburg of Greenville, Jalen Brown of Salem, Jerry Zolman of Scottsburg, Karma Montgomery and Dea Rudicel, both of North Vernon, and Courtney Cockerham, Lauren Self, Branson Self and Andon Self, all of Seymour; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Terkhorn, and his parents.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Canton Christian Church with Pastor Toney Voyles and Paul Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weathers Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.
Memorials can be made at the funeral home to Canton Christian Church, Schneck Medical Center Hospice or Gideons International.