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Kenneth R. Terveer

Kenneth R. Terveer

Kenneth R. Terveer, 64, of Marissa, IL, born July 25, 1957 in Belleville, IL, passed away on Tuesday May 31, 2022 at his residence. Mr. Terveer was a retired Toyota engineer. .After his first love of wife and family, his lifelong passion was music. He loved playing at churches, for family and other local venues. He encouraged young musicians by collecting and donating instruments to the Marissa Grade School. Ken was a stranger to no one and will be missed by many. Mr. Terveer was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 683 in St. Libory, IL, as well as a member of the Masons and Eastern Star.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Daniel and Rosemary (Buss) Terveer.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife Beverly (Vitrey) Terveer, whom he married on January 18, 1985 in St. Louis, MO. His children – Tanya (Jeremy) Stanley, John (Whitney) Junger and Abby Junger, one brother – Charles (Pam) Terveer, two sisters – Jane (Duane Waeltz) Mueth and Pam (Daryl) Clerc, brother-in-law – Bruce (Susie) Vitrey and sister-in-law – Barb (Scott) Larson, Also surviving are six grandchildren – Kaitlyn and Morgan Stanley, Jack, Esther and Ronin Junger and Luna Junger and by many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church stained glass window fund, the Marissa Food Pantry or the American Heart Association.

Visitation: Friends will be joining the family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday June 3, 2022 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL and again from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday June 4, 2022 at First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL.

Funeral: Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday June 4, 2022 at First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL with Rev. Cody Battefeld officiating. Interment will be at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Douglas Colson says:

    Worked many years at Bodine with Ken, discussed music all the time , sadly I only got to see him play at the Winery once, he will be missed

  2. Patty Middendorf says:

    I just read the passing of Kenny!
    I was shocked… I had privilege to work with Kenny & Bev as my
    Clients!
    There are the sweetie couple &
    my heart goes to Bev & your
    family.
    If there is anything I can do don’t hesitate to call me!!
    Peppermint

  3. LeAnn Stein says:

    My love and deepest sympathies to your family. May you take comfort in loving memories and the friends and family that surround you.

  4. Bev, please know I am thinking of you. I am working Friday and Saturday. My heart is sad for you. I know how close you and Ken are. We all had such fun on that wonderful float trip so many years ago. You two are great friends to me. I will miss him. Hugs to you Bev.

  5. Michele and Jim Quirin says:

    We are sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. His wife, children, and siblings are in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny was a very nice man and we enjoyed talking with him at Jane’s gatherings.

  6. Beverly Claus says:

    It saddens my heart for you to be going through this tremendous pain. May you and your family feel God’s love and strength to get you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need me just call. Hugs to you.

    • Lori Schneider says:

      My condolences to the Terveer family. Ken was a heck of a nice guy. Praying you find comfort in the great memories you have.

      • Marstine says:

        Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs, thinking of you and your family and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember and celebrate your husband, Ken’s life. You are in my prayers.
        Marstine

  7. Jeff & Lucinda (Powers) Kaesberg says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Kenny! Our families had been friends for many years. He was a very talented man. We have heard him play with “ Ken and Mike”. So sorry for your loss. Charlie, Jane, and Pam

  8. Russell Coulter says:

    So sad to hear about Ken. He was a truly great guy, kind to everyone.

  9. Brandie Foster says:

    Deepest condolences. My thoughts and prays are with you and your family. May God comfort and strengthen you all.

  10. Miki Lilliech says:

    The angels will look after you and help guide you. Many blessings to your family

  11. Renee Duffie says:

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Ken was a great guy and a great musician. He will be missed

    • Don and Dorothy Bollmeier says:

      Dear Charlie,

      We send our condolences to you and all your family. May the peace of Our Lord Jesus be with you all.

  12. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    My sincere condolences to Ken’s whole family. Rest assured of my prayers. I have known him since grade school. I would often visit him on my trips back to Marissa. He was talented and brilliant. I loved what he did in renovating his house! He will be missed. May he, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.

  13. Nadine Mayville says:

    My love, thoughts and prayers are with you Bev. May god wrap his arms around you and your family during this difficult time.

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  1. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you Bev. May god wrap his arms around you and your family during this difficult time.

    Reply
    • Sympathy and prayers for Ken’s family

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  2. My sincere condolences to Ken’s whole family. Rest assured of my prayers. I have known him since grade school. I would often visit him on my trips back to Marissa. He was talented and brilliant. I loved what he did in renovating his house! He will be missed. May he, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.

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  3. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Ken was a great guy and a great musician. He will be missed

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    • Dear Charlie,

      We send our condolences to you and all your family. May the peace of Our Lord Jesus be with you all.

      Reply
  4. The angels will look after you and help guide you. Many blessings to your family

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  5. Deepest condolences. My thoughts and prays are with you and your family. May God comfort and strengthen you all.

    Reply
  6. So sad to hear about Ken. He was a truly great guy, kind to everyone.

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  7. We are so sorry to hear about Kenny! Our families had been friends for many years. He was a very talented man. We have heard him play with “ Ken and Mike”. So sorry for your loss. Charlie, Jane, and Pam

    Reply
  8. It saddens my heart for you to be going through this tremendous pain. May you and your family feel God’s love and strength to get you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need me just call. Hugs to you.

    Reply
    • My condolences to the Terveer family. Ken was a heck of a nice guy. Praying you find comfort in the great memories you have.

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      • Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs, thinking of you and your family and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember and celebrate your husband, Ken’s life. You are in my prayers.
        Marstine

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  9. We are sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. His wife, children, and siblings are in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny was a very nice man and we enjoyed talking with him at Jane’s gatherings.

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    • I am saddened to hear he passed on. Now he is playing music in heaven. My condolences to the Terveer family.

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  10. Bev, please know I am thinking of you. I am working Friday and Saturday. My heart is sad for you. I know how close you and Ken are. We all had such fun on that wonderful float trip so many years ago. You two are great friends to me. I will miss him. Hugs to you Bev.

    Reply
  11. My love and deepest sympathies to your family. May you take comfort in loving memories and the friends and family that surround you.

    Reply
  12. I just read the passing of Kenny!
    I was shocked… I had privilege to work with Kenny & Bev as my
    Clients!
    There are the sweetie couple &
    my heart goes to Bev & your
    family.
    If there is anything I can do don’t hesitate to call me!!
    Peppermint

    Reply
  13. Worked many years at Bodine with Ken, discussed music all the time , sadly I only got to see him play at the Winery once, he will be missed

    Reply

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