Terry Nicolaisen

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Funeral services for Terry Nicolaisen, 76, of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Tom Van Tassell will officiate the service.

Burial will be at Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro. Graveside services will take place at 4:30 p.m.

Terry passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at Spencer Hospital.

Terrance "Terry" Dean Nicolaisen, the son of Victor B. and Jo Hobbs Nicolaisen was born Aug. 24, 1935, in Spencer. His childhood years were spent in the Spencer area where he graduated from Spencer High School.

Terry married Janet Mowry on Aug. 2, 1957, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He enjoyed listening to music especially Jazz. They moved to San Francisco, Calif., where he worked for Crown Zellerbach for 10 years. He later moved to Westport, Conn., where he worked for Stauffer Chemical Co for 18 years. It was while in Westport that he received his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He moved back to Spencer in 1992 and bought C's Liquor Store in 1994, which he ran for 18 years.

Terry was a member of First Congregational Church in Spencer, a Shriner and was in the Masons for 50 years. He and Jan have celebrated 55 years of marriage together. He was always full of life and optimistic as well as a caring and witty individual.

Terry was preceded in death by grandparents, George and Tina Nicolaisen; his parents, Victor and Jo; and one daughter, Tania Lee Nicolaisen.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Jan of Spencer; one son, Victor and his fiancée, Jeanette; one sister, Sally Laing of Hillsdale, NY; many cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made to Abben Cancer Center in Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.