Terry L. Maides

Terry L. Maides

April 18, 1942 – November 29, 2021

Family will receive friends Wednesday, December 15th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, December 16th at 10am at West Center Chapel.  Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Nebraskans Embracing Life. https://nebraskansembracinglife.org/


Terry was born on April 18, 1942, in Los Angeles, California.  The family relocated to Omaha, Nebraska due to the outbreak of World War II and his father’s service in the Navy.  He graduated from Central High School in Omaha and joined the U.S. Army in 1962.  His service to our nation in the Green Berets, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the State Department led him to Israel where he met and married the love of his life, Monika.  In 1981 they relocated to Switzerland to care for Monika’s terminally ill father and help on the dairy farm.  In 1994 the family of six relocated to Omaha, NE to be the primary caregivers for his aging mother.

Terry will always be remembered as a loving husband, playful Daddy, adored Grossvati (Grandfather), Uncle T, and a kind and loving soul to any person who crossed his path.

He was preceded in death by parents, Tom and Dorothy Maides, brother, Tommy “Skip” Maides.  Terry is survived by wife, Monika (Saxer); children: Michael Maides (Jaclyn), Elisa Armstrong (Andrew), Benjamin Maides (Ashley), Timothy Maides; 12 grandchildren.



  • Daniela Allegria-Würth Posted December 10, 2021 11:01 am

    Ich kondoliere von Herzen. Ich werde Terry in guter Erinnerung behalten ! Denke ganz fest an euch alle . Viel Kraft und Zuversicht in dieser schweren Zeit 😘

  • Fabian Würth Posted December 10, 2021 11:56 am

    Dear Godmother Monika, dear Family. I’am very sorry for your loss. I remember Terry as written above. As a child, he was allways a special guest to me when he was around. i was proud to have a real American in the family. I send you all my blessings, Terry, rest in peace! Greetings from Switzerland, Fabian

  • Logan Lee Posted December 10, 2021 12:28 pm

    Had the privilege of knowing Terry. Sending my love and prayers to the family.

  • Jennie Hovey Posted December 10, 2021 12:34 pm

    Terry, I will remember you in the fondest way. Working together in CERT to help make our community a place was wonderful! Your personality and demeanor taught me so much! Thank you for letting me enjoy your friendship.

  • Maria Posted December 10, 2021 2:12 pm

    RIP Terry! You were such a kind man. I will always remember meeting you and your family after Andrew and Elisa got engaged. We felt like one big family

  • Milojka Truog, Peter Fortunat Truog Posted December 10, 2021 2:25 pm

    Mit grosser Bestürzung haben wir vom Tod von Terry L. Maides erfahren. Zu diesem schmerzlichen Verlust möchten wir ein Zeichen der tief empfundenen Anteilnahme und des Mitgefühls zukommen lassen. Unsere Worte werden wohl kaum im Stande sein, die Trauer über den Verlust eines geliebten Menschen zu lindern.
    Für die Zeit der Trauer und des Schmerzes geben aber vielleicht die Erinnerungen an all die glücklichen Stunden und das gemeinsam Erlebte den nötigen Trost und den Mut, auch in die Zukunft zu sehen.
    Für die kommenden Tage und die weitere Zukunft wünschen wir viel Kraft und Zuversicht.
    In stiller Trauer und Verbundenheit stehen wir an Eurer Seite. Unser herzliches Beileid.

  • Vaneeta nigro Posted December 10, 2021 2:37 pm

    So sorry for the loss his family is experiencing. Terry was a good friend to all that he met and had high standards. God’s blessings

  • genelle rohe Posted December 10, 2021 2:45 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Terry. he was a very special freind and relative to our family. he will be missed VERY much by all of us. I cannot say enough about his Christian service and how he helped so many people
    God needed a VERY special angel when he called Terry home .with much love & sorrow for the family
    Genelle Rohe

  • Suzie Lawler Posted December 10, 2021 4:17 pm

    Terry, was a kind and caring man. He had a wonderful smile and a huge heart. He will be missed by so many,

  • Flavio Moser Posted December 10, 2021 4:23 pm

    I still remember Terry as a funny and always in a good mood father , and I was so lucky as I found you on Facebook Michael. I know the loss. And I know the pain even if we know we will meet each other in heaven. I send you big hugs over from switzerland and pray for you guys. 🙏🏼

    Gods blessing

  • Rita Macaulay Posted December 10, 2021 4:43 pm

    Dear Monika,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your husband, Terry. May your strong faith serve you well during this very difficult time.


  • Frau Sto Posted December 10, 2021 10:04 pm

    My most sincere condolences to the whole family at passing of you amazing father and husband. My prayer is that your faith and memories will help you through this difficult time.

  • Martin Saxer Posted December 11, 2021 4:06 am

    Terry, ich wünsche dir eine gute Reise.

  • Thomas Saxer Posted December 11, 2021 7:21 am

    Unsere Toten leben fort in den süssen Flüssen der Erde, kehren wieder mit des Frühlings leisen Schritt und es ist ihre Seele im Wind, der die Oberfläche kräuselt. Indiansiche Weisheit
    Rest in Peace Terry!

  • Donald Sanders Posted December 11, 2021 11:49 am

    To Monika and family, my condolences on your loss. Terry was such a vibrant man and a good christian. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Much love and prayers to the family! Don Sanders

  • Milojka Truog, Peter Fortunat Truog Posted December 11, 2021 2:54 pm

    It is with great regret that we learned of Terry L. Maides’ death. On this painful loss, we would like to send our heartfelt sympathy and compassion.
    Our words are unlikely to be able to ease the grief over the loss of a loved one.
    During these times of mourning and pain, however, we hope that all of our happy memories and experiences together give you the necessary consolation and the courage to look into the future.
    We wish you a lot of strength and confidence for the coming days and the future.
    We stand by your side in solidarity. Our deepest condolences.

  • Rita C Hejkal Posted December 11, 2021 5:06 pm

    Terry was a gentleman and a holy man. He was an inspiration, and always will be. Monika, God put you and Terry together, and together you served Him well. We love you, and we keep you in our prayers. — Rita and Tom

  • Cynthia Hadsell Posted December 12, 2021 9:26 am

    My sympathy to the Maides family. I did not know Terry but my brother, Glen, was a classmate of his at Central High. Terry learned Glen was very ill and visited Glen shortly before he passed several years ago. As we get older, the friends of our youth become even more important. After reading the story of Terry’s life, I understand his life was full of reaching out to others in need. His life is a lesson to us all as you honor him at this sad time.

  • Joe Brown Posted December 12, 2021 1:38 pm

    Terry often spoke to me of how he had to travel across an ocean to find such a wonderful wife as Monika. He spoke with such delight when he talked about his children. When he spoke of his grandchildren he had a special sparkle in his eye. Terry was my sincere enduring friend . The sadness we who are here bear is met with heavens great joy.. Goodbye my friend..

  • Diana Vassos Posted December 12, 2021 3:16 pm

    Monika & family,
    Soo sorry to hear your loos of Terry. I will remember him as a very kind, gentle family man. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Diana Vassos Posted December 12, 2021 3:17 pm

    Monika & family,
    Soo sorry to hear your loss of Terry. I will remember him as a very kind, gentle family man. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Diana Vassos Posted December 12, 2021 3:18 pm

    Monika & family,
    Soo sorry to hear of the loss of Terry. I will remember him as a very kind, gentle family man. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Beth Jareske Posted December 12, 2021 11:36 pm

    Dear Monika and family, We send our love and continued prayers as we grieve with you the loss of your beloved Terry. He had a heart full of love for his family and his friends. He was a good and faithful servant of the Lord. Together, you & Terry were champions of life and truth and love. He will surely be missed, but his legacy lives on. Love, Mike and Beth

  • Heidi Lovelock Posted December 13, 2021 1:12 am

    Dear Terry, how we will miss you. This world was a better place because you were in it. You were a man of God and a living example of honor and integrity. Au revoir – until we meet again.

    Dearest Monika and family, may our Lord carry you through this painful time.

  • Arlene Bernemann Posted December 13, 2021 10:12 am

    Tom & I will pray for you and your family and the soul of Terry.They say that God never gives you a cross that is to heavy to carry. Thanks for your smile and all the stamina you both exhibited for the pro-life community in Omaha, Ne.

  • William Mattern Posted December 13, 2021 1:50 pm

    I met Terry on Grand Turk Island back in 1979 when he was the medic working for Pan Am. He shown me how to be a Christian. Even though I’m broken hearted hearing of his passing, I know I’ll see him again. RIP Terry, you were a great friend of mine.

  • Keith Posted December 13, 2021 2:30 pm

    Dear Monika, sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you.

  • Brigitte Weber Posted December 13, 2021 2:48 pm

    Will ever remember you Terry, and see you again in heaven! Herzliches Beileid liebe Monika und Kinder! Denke gerne an die Zeit mit Euch zurück! Herzlich umarmt

  • Frank Dillon Posted December 13, 2021 4:16 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. We were close friends and roomies back in the day. I will miss him. My condolences to Monika and his children. He was and outstanding individual.

  • Gail Mesaris Belen Posted December 13, 2021 9:39 pm

    To each of you precious ones in the Maides family , I send heartfelt condolences at this time of loss. Loss of a loving, kind, generous, Godly man.. Oh how he loved his family…and his Lord. I knew Terry many, many years ago; he was instrumental in me coming to accept Jesus as my Lord back in 1979. We recently reconnected via FB and have talked Pro Life, scripture and always comparing how many beautiful grandchildren we had. His absence will be a huge void for each of you…but he has left you an amazing model to live out…into the next generations. God bless and comfort you and hold you very close as your mourn. Gail Belen in Virginia.

  • Benny Davis Orly Posted December 13, 2021 11:46 pm

    Dear family Maides.
    Just got the news and I want to send you my deepest condolences for the lost of a wonderful man my teacher and guide a great friend and hero an example of care and wisdom a man that changed our life and helped us in the hard days guided us with his wisdom and will always be with us.
    May God bless his soul. Will miss him dearly.
    Big hug from Israel a country that loved him very much.
    Yours truly
    Orly Benny Davis.

  • Ulla & Eero Koskinen Posted December 14, 2021 12:36 am

    Condolences to Monica and family. We have so nice memories of your family as we came to Switzerland 1981. God give you strength and comfort.

  • Maureen Mangan Posted December 14, 2021 2:25 pm

    I am so sorry. I met Terry through Tim. He helped me switch my insurance to save a lot of money. We have kept in touch and have seen him and Monica at some of our family events.
    Sending prayers to all family. .

  • Gus and Carol Dworak Posted December 14, 2021 6:44 pm

    Monika and family we are so very sorry. It was a blessing and a privilege to know Terry. He was so kind to all and spread Christian happiness wherever he went. Our prayers are with Terry and you all at this time.

  • Dan Circo Posted December 15, 2021 5:21 pm

    Terry, you were always a good friend, and a pleasure to talk to. I ‘ll miss working with you, our conversations about Israel, Switzerland, your family and my family. Heaven just recruited a great soldier!!!

  • Dave and Maris Bentley Posted December 15, 2021 8:32 pm

    Terry and Monika, both very special people in our lives. We grieve with you, dear Monika.
    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. RIP Terry.

  • David Peter Posted December 15, 2021 10:05 pm

    Dear Maidas family,
    Infinite compassion & may you all find guided strength to get through this with time. Sending you all a big bear hug!
    Terry taught by example with his love, kindness, generosity & cared so much & was so proud to talk about his family.
    Will cherish the close relationship that had with Terry and thanks for getting to know the Maidas crew 🙏

    Big Thanks,
    Dave Peter & Aye

  • Eva-Maria Saxer Posted December 16, 2021 6:09 am

    Dear bereaved family

    Today we are very specially united with you. May the last greeting to Terry be honourable and grateful.
    And to you, dear Mona, much, much strength that you get through this difficult passage well. Time heals.

    Much light, warmth and hope to you all
    Connected with the heart
    Eva with Lukas

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