Terrence L. Strawhecker
August 20, 1937 – March 6, 2020
He was preceded in death by his son, Tom; parents, Leone and Les Strawhecker and brother, Michael. Survived by wife, Jackie; children: Todd (Melissa), Terry (Judy), Ty (Jane), Tracey Parsons (Thad), Tiffany O’Bannion (Lannie), Troy (Tracy), Trevor (Haley); brothers: Tom, Paul (Peggy), Kurt (Kathy); 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends Thursday, March 12, 2020, 5-7pm, with 7pm VIGIL SERVICE, West Center Chapel.
MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10:30am Friday March 13, 2020, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (11802 Pacific Street).
Interment: St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Folds of Honor Foundation or St. Roberts.
Terrence Leon Strawhecker, a man of deep faith, loving husband, father, papa, brother, master storyteller and entertainer, sharp dresser, accomplished griller, and avid Husker fan, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2020. Terry was born in Omaha on August 20, 1937 to Les and Leone Strawhecker. Terry attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School, graduated from Holy Name High School and went on to Creighton University. Terry briefly attended the seminary, but God had a different plan. And so the journey began. He wed Jackie Sullivan in 1959, they enjoyed over 61 years of marriage. Family was first, yet for a career, he was made for a sales role. Terry was the consummate salesman. His silver hair was matched only by his silver tongue. His career took them across the mid-west, gaining customers along the way, but more importantly, life-long friends. He had a unique ability to connect people and make the world smaller. He often said “I believe we can find common ground if we just ask 3-4 questions of people.” And boy, did he ask those questions. He was larger than life. As a result, he lit up most every room he entered. To know him was truly to love him.