Terrence George “Terry” Deike passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 6, 2019 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. Terry was born on October 4, 1943 in Kalamazoo, the son of Gordon and Lillian (Trudeau) Deike. Terry was dedicated employee of Fabri Corp for forty two years. He graduated with a BBA from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo in 1988. Terry was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Delton for many years. Terry served on the Greater Wall Lake Association Board for ten years. He was instrumental in planting Walleye in Wall Lake and starting the annual family event, “I Kayaked the Wall.” Terry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, teaching them how to fish and enjoy Wall Lake. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, kayaking, golfing and especially Texas Holdem. On July 31, 1965, Terry married the love of his life, Helen (Stratton) Deike, who survives. Terry is also survived by sons: William Deike and Matthew Deike; daughter, Christina Podolsky; grandchildren: Michael, Dustin, Charlotte, and Josephine; and several nieces. Terry was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Deike. Terry’s memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Delton Moose Lodge, 5420 Mooselodge Drive, Delton, MI 49046. Memorial Contributions to the Delton Moose Lodge or the Greater Wall Lake Preservation Fund, 231 Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058, will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Terry’s family.
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