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Terry Lee VanKirk

August 9, 1958 ~ November 30, 2019 (age 61)


Terry Lee VanKirk, 61 of Niles, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Hanson Hospice in Stevensville.

Terry was born on August 9, 1958 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to the late Noah Lee and Betty (Pickens) Van Kirk.

On August 11, 1986 in South Bend, he married Peggy Lynn East who survives. 

Terry is survived by his wife Peggy, children; Alishia VanKirk of Niles, Billie Jo VanKirk of Niles, Mike (Krystal Lary) VanKirk of Niles and Bubba VanKirk of Niles,  his grandchildren; Jamie, Angel, Skylar, Tamra, Ryelee and Mikey.  He is also survived by his brothers; Walt VanKirk of Belton, TX, Steven VanKirk of Buchanan and Noah VanKirk, Jr. of Nolanville, TX.

Terry was a contractor who worked in construction most of his life.  He had honorably served in the United States Army and was proud to be a veteran.  Terry had also coached little league baseball and was an umpire.  He enjoyed fishing.  All who knew Terry were well aware of his love of Notre Dame.  Above all, he loved his family and cherished the time he had with them.

In keeping with Terry’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at the Moose Lodge 2277 N. 5th St. Niles,  on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 S. Main St Niles.

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