Ralph M. Terry Jr.


MENDOTA - Ralph M. Terry Jr., 63, of Mendota passed away Dec. 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial services will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Wasmer Funeral Home is privileged to be assisting the family.

Ralph was born July 1, 1957 in Mendota to Ralph Sr. and Maxine (Cork) Terry.

Survivors include his mom and best friend, Maxine of Mendota; one brother, Kevin (Cheryl) Terry of Peru; four sisters, Linda (Larry) Walter of Missouri, Deb Phalen of Mendota, Kathy Reppin of LaSalle and Denise Holzner of Mendota; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his dad on Jan. 27, 1995 and by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Ralph was part of the Class of 1975 at Mendota High School. During his work career, he was in maintenance with Liberty Village, Peru until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing and bike riding and often combined the two. He lived in Minnesota before his return to Illinois and continued to cheer on his Minnesota Viking football team. He was a friend to all at Liberty Village. He spread his compassion and cheer to his coworkers and patients’ families alike. His outstanding character won him the Illinois Health Care Association 2018 Environmental Services Professional of the year award.

Memorials may be directed to Mendota Area Senior Services.

Condolences may be left at wasmerfuneralhome.com.