Terry Ira Land, 79, of Farmersville, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 with family members by his side, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Terry was born on November 2, 1941 in Peoria, to Ira and Gladys (Smith) Land (later Pearson) and step-son to Ivan Pearson. A 1960 graduate of Morrisonville High School, he married his high school sweetheart, Alice Marie Fesser on June 23, 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Harvel.
Terry proudly served our nation immediately after high school by enlisting in the United States Air Force, and later served full-time in the Missouri Air National Guard, mainly working on jet aircraft until his retirement in 1985. In his free time, he thoroughly enjoyed camping, bass fishing, farming and rebuilding Tri-Five Chevys. Most of all, Terry’s passion was being with family no matter when and where they could meet.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sharon Wilson; and brother-in-law, Glenn C. Fesser.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, Terry is survived by his son Mike (wife, Sheri) Land of Sachse, TX; his daughter Christy (husband, Dale) Witte of Wentzville, MO; incredibly special to him are his grandsons, Ian and Jake Land, as well as his granddaughter, Lily Witte; brothers-in-law, Larry (wife, Joyce) Fesser of Farmersville, and Dale (wife, Veronica) Fesser of Rochester; sister-in-law, Mary J. Fesser of Morrisonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Monroe Street, Harvel, IL 62538. Social distancing will be required, as well as the wearing of masks.
A funeral ceremony for the family will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel, with Rev. Joseph Nehring officiating. For those not able to attend, you may watch a live stream of the ceremony on the Trinity Lutheran Church, Harvel facebook page.
Interment with military honors will be follow the ceremony at Morrisonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Monroe Street, Harvel, IL 62538.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to Terry’s family.