Terry L. Senne

Terry L. Senne

FAIRMONT — A time of celebrating and remembering the life of Terry L. Senne, 72, of Fairmont, Minn., will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. There will be a prayer service 11 a.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home with full military honors by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1222. All are welcome to attend.

Terry passed away Monday afternoon, July 8, 2019, at his home in Fairmont. Visitation will begin 11:30 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Terry Lee Senne was born Nov. 26, 1946, in Fairmont, Minn., son of Nelvin and Ann (Rieffer) Senne. He attended school in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School with the class of 1964. In 1965, Terry enlisted with the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee, where he served his country proudly during the Vietnam War, including three tours to Vietnam, and earned the rank of Builder 3rd Class. On Jan. 20, 1969, Terry earned his honorable discharge and returned home to Minnesota.

Terry took the knowledge he gained working as a builder in the Navy and began working in construction, and eventually worked as a bridge builder in the Minneapolis area. He worked his way up to Foreman and also worked on the light rail in the metro area.

In his spare time, Terry enjoyed tinkering with and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and looked forward to the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D. He looked forward to the early mornings in the fall with crisp air as he checked traps and headed out the door to go hunting often with his old, beloved dog, Thunder. Terry raised fox on a fox farm for a number of years and loved trying his luck at area casinos. He enjoyed reading and spent countless hours sitting and reading the dozens of books that he had. Friends were important to Terry and he cherished spending time going out and socializing with them. Terry treasured his family and his grandson and daughter were a great love of his life. He often talked of how the “best thing he ever did” was to have his daughter, Maggie.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Maggie Senne; grandson, Caiden Fowler; his sisters, Myrna Behrens and her husband, Duane, and Myla Tietje; brothers, Mark Senne, and Ken Senne and his wife, Judy; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Nelvin and Ann Senne; brothers, Ronald Senne and Michael Senne; and brother-in-law, Rich Tietje.