Terry Engholm 1945 - Jan. 20, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Terry Engholm, 68, of Eureka Springs, passed away on Jan. 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 at the First Christian Church in Eureka Springs with a reception following at the Grassy Knob Fire Station. An interment service will be held at a later date in Crosby, Minn..

Terry grew up in Brainerd, Minn., the son of Robert and Vivian Engholm. He graduated from the University of Minnesota -- Duluth, where he met the love of his life, Carolyn Wick. After he returned from serving a tour with the United States Army in Vietnam, they were married on Dec. 30, 1967. Terry retired from Sprint Telecom in 2000.

Terry remained active in his retirement, playing Badminton in the Arkansas Senior Olympics, volunteering as an Emergency Medical Responder and Board Member for the Grassy Knob Fire Department, working missions in Guatemala, Honduras and Paraguay and serving as a disaster relief worker for the American Red Cross and Southern Baptist Relief following Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and Sandy. Terry served as the Treasurer for Friends of the Eureka Springs Library.

Terry is survived by his sons, Mark Engholm and wife Tamatha of Topeka, Kan. and Jonathan Engholm and wife Reynet of Harrison; one daughter, Elizabeth and husband Dr. Chris Plate of Allen, Tex.; his parents Robert and Vivian; three brothers, Larry Engholm and wife Kathy of St. Joseph, Minn., Tim Engholm and wife Sue of Tucson, Ariz. and Rick Engholm and wife Nancy of Brainerd, Minn.; four grandchildren, Alexis and Jessica Engholm and Zoe and Brody Graves; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Jerry Thompson of Duluth, Minn..

Terry was preceded in death by two infant brothers and one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Engholm.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to H.O.M.E. (Homes for the Homeless), 4004 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 or to the charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.