Terrance Elliott, 66, formerly of Preston
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 5:03 AM
Terrance E. "Terry" Elliott, of Rochester, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Terry was born Aug. 20, 1947, to Gordon and Thelma (McCabe) Elliott in Preston.
He graduated from Harmony High School, where he was active in football, track and excelled in pole vaulting.
He joined the Army in 1967 and served with the Company A 1st Battalion 69th Armor in Vietnam.
On March 14, 1971, he married Susan Maiers and they were later divorced.
After his military service, he worked at Tuohy Furniture in Chatfield where he added to his woodworking skills. Later, he worked for Stone-Rock Tenn in Rochester for 37 years.
Terry is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Elliott of Phoenix, Ariz.; granddaughter, Elizabeth Dallas of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Bill (Judy) Elliott of Backus, Jim (Cheryl) Elliott of Harmony, Garry (Cathy) Elliott of Decorah, Iowa, Larry (Jean) Elliott of Plainview and Jon (Deb) Elliott of Canton; sisters, Susan (Roy) Davis of New Richland, Wis., Joan (Chuck) Murphy of Stewartville, Rita (Jeff) Moen of Chatfield and Mary (Jeff) St. Mane of Eyota and many nieces and nephews.
Terry also had what became known as his second family from the 63 Club. He enjoyed their company, friendship, playing pool, bowling, helping out with their woodworking/carpentry projects and golfing buddies. They were always watching out for him and were there when needed.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dick Elliot, sister, Martha Elliott and infant son, Christopher Elliott.
A celebration of his life was held Friday, April 4, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester.
Burial took place at State Line Cemetery in Harmony.
Online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com.