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Theresa Lee "Terri" Holtschlag

Theresa Lee "Terri" Holtschlag

Theresa Lee ("Terri") Holtschlag, 64, of 838 South 57th Street, Quincy, died peacefully Monday, June 4, 2018, at her home, surrounded by family.
She was born in Ft. Dodge, IA, on March 18, 1954, a daughter of Richard and Joan Hollister Summers. She married Kenneth Holtschlag on June 17, 1983, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy; he survives.
Terri was a graduate of St. Edmond High School in Ft. Dodge. She was employed for several years in the office of Sharkey Transportation. She then owned and operated a convenience store in Hamilton for many years.
Terri was a long-time member of St. Peter Catholic Church. She was an avid gardener, growing and preserving a variety of produce and raising beautiful flowers every year. She loved to entertain, preparing special meals for guests. She and Ken enjoyed vacationing and traveling with close friends and, in recent years, spending part of each winter in the Phoenix, AZ, area, with family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family; her grandchildren were her pride and joy.
In addition to her husband, Terri is survived by two sons, Michael Fitzgerald and his wife, Erica, and Nathan Holtschlag and his wife, Nicole, of Quincy; four grandchildren, Madeline, Andrew, and Mackenzie Fitzgerald and Grant Holtschlag of Quincy; her father, Richard Summers of Ft. Dodge; a sister, Michele Summers; and three brothers, Paul, Mark, and Matt Summers. She is also survived by brothers- and sisters-in-law and their spouses, Mary Miller, Helen Jansen, Louis (Lola) Holtschlag, Cecelia Duesterhaus, Alice (Dick) Mast, Evelyn Holtschlag, George (Mary Pat) Holtschlag, Delores Ringenberg, Pete (Kathy) Holtschlag, Steve (Debbie) Holtschlag, and Jerry (Shari) Fitzgerald; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Terri was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Summers; her first husband, James Heddinger, and her second husband, Daniel Fitzgerald; a brother, Michael Summers; her parents-in-law, Louis and Laura Holtschlag; brothers-and sisters-in-law, Carol Holtschlag, Thomas Holtschlag, Leroy Holtschlag, Russ Jansen, Les Duesterhaus, Thomas Fitzgerald, and Jim Fitzgerald and his wife, Judy; one nephew, Eric Ringenberg; and two great-nephews, Colin and Russell Ringenberg.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter by Monsignor Michael Kuse. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Theresa's life Saturday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at The Ambiance. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School or the charity of the donor's choice.

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From:
Barb Fontenot
Omaha, NE
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To know Terri was to love her. My heart and prayers go out to all of her family and friends. God blessed you with someone very special. With deepest sympathy, Barb (Heddinger) Fontenot
From:
Susie Bliven Calkins
Quincy, IL
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Kenny, i just heard about this due to being out of town. I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy to you and your families.
From:
Steven Booth
Torrance, CA
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To the Family of Theresa, I'm so very sorry for your loss. She will be truly missed. Your sorrow and grief will be share by us all. In sympathy Michele and Family. Steven Booth
From:
Alberta Williams
Dolton, IL
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To Terri's love ones. Please accept my sincere condolences. Even tho, I know of no words, to rid you of your pain during this most difficult time. May our prayers strengthen us and our memories comfort us. At Isaiah 25:8; 26:19 we look forward to seeing our love ones again as Almighty God, lovingly promises.
From:
Alison Green Kelly
Phoenix, AZ
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What a sweet, sweet soul! Didn't know her as well as my mom -- but she was a ray of sunshine when we met. We talked about the farmer's markets and beautiful weather that brought her and Kenny out to Phoenix... after they hauled some family heirlooms for me -- sent from Quincy. Such a nice favor. I know she fought a tough fight. And Kenny, you should feel comfort in knowing you have been the ROCK in making her fight easier. Much love.
From:
Terri Lehr
Hull, IL
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I was saddened to hear of your loss. Have had you in my thoughts and prayers this week, Michael. May God's love comfort you and heal your sorrow. Miss Lehr