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Terry Aasness

November 26, 1955 — January 11, 2018

Terry Aasness, 62 of Evansville died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Terry Michael Aasness was born on November 26, 1955, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota the son of Theodore and Gloria (Vigen) Aasness.  He was baptized in Stikelstad Free Lutheran Church by Doran and confirmed in Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls.  Terry attended the Doran Elementary School and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1974.

In 1980, Terry move to Evansville and started his business Evansville Machine Shop. Terry married Julie Ann Olson on September 4, 1982  and together they had four children, Nikki, Brant, Hannah and Rachel.  In December 1982 he purchased his first building from Stan's Auto Body and worked in that building until 1996 when he built his new shop. He was on the Evansville Fire Department, serving thirty-five years and as Fire Chief for several of those years, and was a charter member of the Evansville First Responders which started in 1983. He was a fire warden for the Evansville fire district for over 20 years. Terry served on the Evansville city council as a councilman and then served several years as mayor.  He was a board member of the Grant County Wagon Train.  Terry was a collector of Allis-Chalmers tractors loved his music collections and enjoyed visiting with anyone and everyone (Sometimes a little too much). Terry was driven, very caring and community orientated. He was proud of his family, and especially enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Julie; four children, Nikki (Adam) Gack of Park Rapids,  Brant (Steph) Aasness of Evansville,  Hannah (Dallas) Bordson of Brandon and Rachel Aasness of Evansville; six grandchildren, Royce, Levi, Piper, Iola, Berdie and Huxley; three sisters, Elaine (Roland) Kronberg of Evansville, Glenda (Paul) Ellingson of Campbell and Joyce (Ray) Kackmann of Polson, Montana; three brothers, Richard Aasness of St. Paul,  Owen (Bonnie) Aasness of Albert Lea and Arlin (Phillip Youngholm) Aasness of Coarse Gold, California; and by numerous relatives and friends.  Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Gloria Aasness.

Memorial Service: 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Faith Lutheran Church in Evansville.

Visitation: Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Clergy: Rev. Dennis Preston

Interment: Mound Grove Cemetery in Evansville

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson of Evansville




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