Obit Terry Van Meeteren

Terry Lynn

Van Meeteren

Terry Lynn Van Meeteren passed away on April 21, 2020, at his home in Orofino after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on May 12, 1951, in Sheldon, Iowa, to Cordie and Mona Van Meeteren, and was the second youngest of thirteen children.

He married Joanne Klostermann in 1972; they had three children, and later divorced.

Following his divorce, he spent several years in California and Oregon before settling in north central Idaho. There he met and, in 2007, married his partner and best friend, Jeanne, who survives him. He passed on their 13th anniversary.

Terry spent his life as a carpenter, operating his own business wherever he lived. His love of wood working showed in the beautiful custom cabinetry he crafted. He also enjoyed playing pool, and watching his beloved Chicago Cubs, especially when they won the World Series. In later years, he became a devoted Gonzaga Basketball fan while still rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

He is survived by his loving wife; his three children, Chris (Kara) Van Meeteren, Amy (Travell) Carothers, and Shaun (Deanna) Van Meeteren, all of Iowa; six grandchildren, Kaylee, Whitney and Jace Van Meeteren, Damon and Dante Rodriguez, and Eliza Van Meeteren; and one great-grand child, Kahlil Rodriguez. He is also survived by three sisters and eight brothers.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.