Terry Lee Snow, 71, passed away at his home in Bloomer, Wis., on Feb. 6, 2013. He was born in rural northern Phillips County, Kan., on Aug. 21, 1941, the 11th child of Harry M. and Ora R. (Power) Snow.
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Terry attended rural grade school and graduated from Agra Kansas High School with the class of 1959. He attended Kansas Wesleyan College in Salina for two years and then joined the Air Force, serving in several states.
After the Air Force he went to Fairbanks and worked as an electronic technician for BMEWS for many years. While in Fairbanks, he met and married Kum Cha. They were the parents of two daughters, Deborah Snow and Michelle Killian. In 1988, he married Doris (Hetchler) Lotts, and together they lived in Fairbanks; Las Cruses, N.M.; and Bloomer, Wis.
Terry was a devoted and caring husband who had a thirst for knowledge, and loved helping his friends and family on projects. He was fascinated by bald eagles, and in his spare time would travel to observe them. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles and the occasional trip to the casino.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Chester, Leonard, Orland Dale, Darrell, Guy and Denny; and two sisters, Cleora and Oneita Hejny.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, of Bloomer; two daughters, Deborah Snow and Michelle Killian, both of Alaska; five stepchildren, Steve (Laurie) Lotts, of Colfax, Michael (Shelly) Lotts, of Chetek, Barbara Milze, of Eau Claire, Debra Lotts, of Bloomer, Susan (Chuck) Hakes, of Bloomer; two sisters, Darlene Fuller, of Cedar, Kan., and Rosalie Seemann, of Colby, Kan.; one brother, Kenneth (Carol) Snow, of Boise, Idaho; two grand-children; nine step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer, followed by service interment and military rites at 1 p.m., at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Online condolences may be expressed at olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Feb. 16, 2013