Kevin Terning, 59

Kevin Terning, 59, of Maynard, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Visitation was Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church and continues one hour prior to services on Friday. Church policy requires that masks be worn by everyone. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home.

Kevin Carl Terning was born February 23, 1961, the son of Marlin & Phyllis (Forsberg) Terning in Litchfield, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at Stockholm Lutheran Church. 

During his childhood, he helped his father with his electrical business during the week and farmed on the weekends in Maynard, MN.  He graduated from the Dassel-Cokato High School.

He grew up in Cokato, MN and after finishing high school, he moved to Maynard and continued farming.

Kevin was united in marriage to Bonita Strommer on January 21, 1984, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo.

He worked as an electrician for Lee’s Electric in Willmar, Mitlyng Electric, RC Peterson Electric, and finished his career with the union in Minneapolis. He retired in 2003, but never quit working and helping out anyone who needed a hand. 

Kevin enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  He had a passion for hunting with his kids, maintaining a nice yard and keeping himself and everyone busy with projects.  

Kevin passed away on Sunday, July 5 at his residence, surrounded by family after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. He was 59 years of age.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie, children: Scott (Beth) Terning of Bismarck, ND, Chris (Jamie) Terning of New Prague, Shawn (Trisha) Terning of Kandiyohi, Tabitha Terning of Montevideo and Cole (fiancé Holly Geyer) of Maynard; 13 grandchildren: Isabella, Ryan, Ethan, Haley, Avery, McKaylee, Paisley, Jaydn, Madison, Hunter, Reagan, Dominick and Zeik; siblings: Marlis (John) Warner of Cokato, Greg (Sherrie) Terning of Cokato, Ronelle Lundeen of Cokato, Todd (Laurie) Terning of Litchfield and Gretchen (Eric) Sandquist of Cokato, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Anna Terning, Ernie and Pearl Forsberg; parents Marlin and Phyllis Terning, and his father- and mother-in-law Robert and LuAnn Strommer, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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