HOISINGTON — Terence L. “Big Terry” Redetzke, 62, died Nov. 7, 2016, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City.
He was born July 12, 1954, in Hoisington, the son of Clarence and Martha (Hawes) Redetzke. Terry was a 1972 graduate of Hoisington High School.
A lifelong Hoisington area resident, Terry was a truck driver and the owner of TP Inc. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and a lifetime member of OOIDA, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.
On Oct. 30, 1976, he married Pamela J. Harrison in Great Bend.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pamela Redetzke; children, Tanna Vine and husband Dustin, Ellis; Terry Redetzke and wife Sandy, Ellis; and Amanda Redetzke, Overland Park; siblings, Cathy Kruhm and husband Burt, Littleton, Colo.; Linda Rubio and husband Martin, Hoisington; Greg Redetzke, Hoisington; and Carol Redetzke, Great Bend; father-in law, William Harrison, Cedarville, Ark.; brother-in-law, Shane Harrison, Overland Park; and six grandchildren, Maleah, Westin, and Myles Vine, and Grace, Sydney, and Carter Redetzke.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Leo and Cecelia Redetzke; mother-in-law, Shirley Harrison; brothers-in-law, Clay and Lance Harrison; and his beloved dog and best friend, Jake.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Anselm Eke. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with family to receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and a Vigil and Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus at 7:30 p.m., all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Kans for Kids or the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS, 67544.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home **
P.O. Box 146, 415 North Main
Hoisington, KS, 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 9, 2016