Pella Chronicle


February 15, 2013

Tim Terpstra

Pella — On December 5, 1962, Janice Sue (Wolvers) and Russell Lee Terpstra unexpectedly gave premature birth to twin sons, James Dean and Timothy Lee, at the Mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. James died the next day and Timothy survived, weighing just 3 lbs and 15 oz. Tim attended the Pella Community Schools in Pella, Iowa and graduated from Pella High School with the Class of 1982. During high school, Tim was active in plays and drama, enjoyed music and sang in the choir, and played football. Following his high school graduation he attended the MidAmerican Nazarene College in Olathe, Kansas. Tim then ventured to Colorado where he was employed in construction work for one year. He then returned to Pella, Iowa and began working at Pella Corporation in August of 1986. While working at Pella Corp he married Annie Maria Fisher on November 27, 1992, at Eldora, Iowa. Tim and Annie gave birth to their son, Levi Addison, on May 27, 1993. They, along with her son, Trevor James Fisher, made their home together in Pella and New Sharon, Iowa.

Tim was a faithful, loyal employee of Pella Corp until his untimely death on Friday morning, February 1, 2013, at his residence in Pella. Tim had just celebrated his 50th birthday.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Terpstra, of Ottumwa, Iowa; their son, Levi Terpstra, of Ames, Iowa; a step-son, Trevor Fisher and his daughter, Madison JoLee, of New Sharon, Iowa; his parents, Russell and Susie Terpstra of Numa, Iowa; his brother, Tracy Terpstra and his son, Tiger, of Centerville, Iowa; his maternal grandmother, Viola (Willfong) Wolvers of Oskaloosa, Iowa; parents-in-law, Richard and Florence Fisher of Eldora, Iowa; along with Uncles and Aunts, cousins, many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, James Dean; his maternal grandfather, Harley Wolvers; his paternal grandparents, Harry and Nellie (Van Kooten) Terpstra; one Aunt, Darlene Smith and two Uncles, Harley Terpstra and Marvin Kooyman.  

Tim enjoyed bowling, camping and fishing, collecting model cars and playing video games. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and Dallas Cowboys football fan. He was baptized in the Church of the Nazarene at Oskaloosa, Iowa and was presently a member of the Gateway Church of the Nazarene. He is now with the children of his Heavenly Father in Heaven.

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