Terry Lee Shoquist, 72, of International Falls, Minn., died Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home.
Terry was born Dec. 14, 1946, at the Littlefork Hospital to Fred and Frances Shoquist.
He graduated from Falls High School with the Class of 1964.
He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1973. He had many stories of the time he spent while stationed in Korea.
Terry was united in marriage to the former Julia Ann Carlson in International Falls on March 1, 1969. They were happily married for 43 years and raised three children.
Terry worked for the Koochiching County Courthouse in maintenance for 30 years until his retirement. He was well known for his helpfulness, and that he took pride in his job.
He enjoyed watching hockey, especially “Hockey Night in Canada.” He loved ice fishing and gardening when he was feeling better. Terry liked to grow different types of vegetables and sharing with family and friends. In his later years he enjoyed feeding the deer, squirrels and bunnies in his yard.
He had a special fondness for his five grand granddaughters and loved to hear about their activities.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia; parents; son, Paul Shoquist; sister, Janice; and a brother, Ray.
Terry is survived by his son, Patrick Shoquist of International Falls; daughter, Christine (Stephen) Hagen of Littlefork, Minn.; grandchildren, Hannah, Bailey, Cassidy, Emily and Kaylee; and sisters, Bettymae Krienke of Fort Frances, Ontario, Gail St. Germain of International Falls and Sharon McTavish of Aurora, Colo.
A memorial mass with military rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Visitation will be one hour prior.
Interment will be at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, International Falls.
Condolences may be left at www.greenlarsen.com.
Arrangements are with Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc., Internatinoal Falls.