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Michael "Mike" Terwey

September 25, 1955 — December 8, 2022

Grey Eagle, Minnesota

Michael "Mike" Terwey

Michael H. “Mike” Terwey, age 67 of Grey Eagle, passed away unexpectedly in an unavoidable wood cutting accident on Thursday, December 8, 2022 in Birchdale Township, Todd County Minnesota.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 19 at the Double “R” Bar and Grill in Grey Eagle to celebrate his life’s journey with all the people who he loved the most. This is not a goodbye, it’s a see you later.  Mike’s family and friends are invited to attend.  To honor his love for riding, please wear your favorite Harley Davidson attire.

Mike was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota on September 25, 1955 to Harvey and Louise (Tschida) Terwey. He attended Albany High School and graduated in 1973. After high school he worked at Franklin Manufacturing in St. Cloud. He spent the remainder of his career at Columbia Gear Corporation in Avon, Minnesota from 1976 through his retirement in December of 2021

Mike enjoyed riding his Harley with friends (The Nobodies), fishing, trapping, playing darts, playing pool and traveling.  He had the ability to become a friend to everyone. Mike was kind hearted, always lending a hand to help.  He was empathetic to the menagerie of critters that entered his yard, providing them with food and shelter.  Mike was a very artistic individual, creating with many different mediums.  He took a lot of pride in his ever growing gardening skills. Once you got to know Mike, you realized there were many interesting layers beneath the leather jacket and bandana.

Mike passed away unexpectedly while cutting wood on Thursday, December 8, 2022 in Birchdale Township, Todd County, Minnesota at the age of 67 years, 2 months, and 13 days.

Survivors include his daughter, Sadie Terwey (Adam Bierschbach) of Becker; sons, Patrick Terwey (Mattye Kopischke) of Rice, and Jasper Terwey of Long Prairie; grandchildren, Jaelyn Olson, Kashton and Kohen Terwey; mother, Louise Terwey of Avon; brothers and sisters, Harvey R. Terwey (Peg Thielman) of St. Cloud, Michelle (Mark) Caspers of Avon, Lisa (Ambrose Jr) Gertken of St. Joseph, and Patrice (Fezzy) Hanauer of Albany; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Terwey, Alexandra Chaffee, Jillian Caspers, Amy Kill, Louise Murphy, Mercedes Klein, and Ben Hanauer.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Harvey B. Terwey; and nephew, Robert Gertken.

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Celebration of Life

Monday, December 19, 2022

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