Terry L. Ostermeier, 73, of Taylorville passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Pana. He was born on August 27, 1944 in Taylorville, the son of Karl Ostermeier and Francis Jenkins Able. He married Shirley (Tirpak) Friesland on October 22, 1983 in Taylorville. Terry operated a Mobil gas station in Taylorville for many years and also sold cars at B & J Speed Shop and was the owner of Terry’s Car City. Terry also owned and operated the T & C Lounge for many years. He had a passion for cars and racing. Terry was a champion stock car driver and competed in many drag races and demo derbies throughout the years. He was a member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife: Shirley Ostermeier of Taylorville; children: Teresa Wright, Terry Ostermeier (Michelle), Travis Ostermeier (Angie), Ted Ostermeier (Brittany), Troy Trimble, Tenniel Pearson (Steve), Tomra Friesland (Hayle), and Tyler Neer (Vance) all of Taylorville; 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sisters: Karen Kramer (Rev. Carl) of Collinsville, Connecticut, Barb Cannon (Rev. Daniel) of New Braunfels, Texas, Jenny Ostermeier of Decatur, and Linda McDermith (Brandon) of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and half-brother Karl Ostermeier.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Rev. Rodney Blomquist officiating. There will be no visitation, but a gathering will be held in the church basement following the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Terry, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com