Terry Joe Sweers

October 26, 1942November 3, 2018

Terry Joe Sweers, 76, of Grand Rapids, passed away suddenly on November 3, 2018. Born on October 26, 1942 to Everette and Eljean Sweers in Grand Rapids.

Survived by daughter Wendy (Scott) Todd, grandchildren; Taylor and Cannon Todd, brother Bruce (Sharon) Sweers. Also survived by nephews, Bruce and Brian Sweers and best friends Terry (Barb) Verlin. Preceded in death by his parents Everette and Eljean Sweers.

Terry was an avid fisherman, hunter and trap shooter. He worked at Eastern Auto Service for 45 years before retiring. He loved dogs, kids and sometimes cats.

A memorial service for Terry will be held at a later date. Please make donations in his honor to the American Diabetes Association.


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Gladys Rienks

November 4, 2018

I have many memories of Terry and his family. I met him because he was friends with my husband. His Mom, Eljean and my Mother in Law, Marty, were best friends and she and Everett held a small gathering in their home for Bernie and I after we were married. Terry and Bernie, along with Bruce spent lots of time hunting and fishing and after Terry married we would all get together to play cards. He was always joking around, always the life of the party. After our daughters were born, Terry and Bernie would take Wendy and Kim along with them on fishing trips. They would always come home with their limit, which of course would lead to a fish fry that we all enjoyed. So many memories of this fun loving guy. He will most definitely be missed. Prayers of comfort for the family.