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Terry May, 52

Terry May, age 52 of Winsted, MN, passed away June 11, 2020.

Terry grew up in Motley MN where he lived until he graduated from high school. He attended Central Lakes College in Brainerd MN for radio broadcasting. Terry enjoyed many kinds of music but his favorite was rock and roll.

Terry met the love of his life, Debbie, while working in Wadena as an aide assistant at the care center. She kissed him at work in the elevator. After that it was history.

They were married in August of 1994 in Motley. They resided in Brainerd. Terry was employed at Grand Casino Mille Lacs for 14-plus years.

While employed there he was able to meet a few celebrities, one being Don Ho. Terry took Debbie to see Dwight Yoakam and Bill Cosby. They also enjoyed camping and going to Moondance Jam Music Fest to celebrate their anniversary.

Terry was known for his sense of humor. He tried to make people laugh, especially Debbie. His sense of humor and quick wit helped him through some very difficult times.

Terry suffered during the last years with a degenerative muscle disease that caused him to be wheelchair-bound. As a result, he needed to be in a care center. He since suffered a weakening heart condition which finally took his life. Even through all this he kept trying to look for the humor in life with Debbie by his side.

Terry’s life was lived for others. He loved his family, his wife and his cat Colby.

He is survived by his wife Debbie (DeBolt) May, step-children Amanda Borg, Damien Agboola, his sisters Ardith May-Tufvander (Jerry Tufvander) and Robin May; brother David May; nieces and nephews (Kevin, Kenny, Scott, Angela, Jamie, Travis, Shawna, and Brenna), cousins, aunts, and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Calvin and Evelyn May.

A Memorial Service for Terry May will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Pastor Dave Hormann will officiate.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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