ESTHERVILLE – Funeral services for Terry Rierson, 61, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor Luther Thoresen officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at Lost Island Lutheran Cemetery in Graettinger.
He died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.
Terry Dennis Rierson, the son of Olaf and Lenora (Anderson) Rierson, was born July 5, 1947, in Estherville.
He received his education in Graettinger schools, graduating from Graettinger High School.
Terry has lived in Graettinger and Estherville his entire life. He was employed at Graettinger Block and Tile. On June 1, 1990, he was united in marriage to Renae Olson at the Lost Island Lutheran Church in rural Ruthven. Terry worked at Green Acres Homes before retiring in 2004, due to poor health. Terry enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and sitting by the lake with family and friends. He especially enjoyed watching his nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Lost Island Lutheran Church.
Left to cherish Terry’s memory is his wife, Renae, of Estherville; his children, Tracy Rierson of Chandler, Ariz., and Lewis, Hannah and Kayla Zufall, all of Estherville; six grandchildren; a sister, Trudy Dawson Hahn, and her husband, Cal, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Frank Garrelts, of Des Moines; sister-in-law, Rhonda Olson, of Estherville; brothers-in-law, Bob Olson and his wife, Michelle, of Tullahoma, Tenn., Bruce Olson and Lorrie, Mike Olson and his wife, Kellie, and Troy Olson and Shari, all of Estherville and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joyce Garrelts; brother, Norris Rierson and nephew, Kenny Rierson. On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com