Terre Haute

Terry Mahalek

Terry E. Mahalek, 62, of Terre Haute, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family on the evening of July 31st, 2017. She left this world and the life that she lived with style and class. Terry moved to Terre Haute in 1978 from California and married the love of her life, Mike Mahalek, on December 29th, 1979. She was born on September 5th, 1954, on North Island , California to the late Charles R. and Lea C. Lowe. Terry is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Mike, younger sister, Jeanne Bell (Carter), sons Sean Pearce (Crystal), Zach Pearce (Miko Lukas), Chris Mahalek (Amanda Hartley), daughter Dawn Hulbert (Jeff), grandchildren Branden, Adam and Sarah Pearce, Madeline and Harrison Hulbert, and Emerson Mahalek. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Martha Simpson (Earnie), Suse Mahalek and Kathy Mahalek, several cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and an abundant extended family. Terry enjoyed playing softball in her younger years. Her favorite hobbies were golf, fishing, bowling, cooking, gardening and especially reading. She felt the most peace and love when spending time with her children, grandchildren, special friend Kimi and granddogs. She also enjoyed her time spent in Pine Island, Florida where she made many loving friendships. Terry was a member of many golf, bowling, and softball leagues throughout the years. She was a member of the Sycamore County Club, the Elks, the American Legion Post 104, and the Marine Corps League. Although Terry had a long battle with cancer, she always shared a smile and a chuckle with everyone who visited, no matter how ill she was feeling. Everyone who had the privilege of having Terry in their lives were inspired by her courage, huge heart and bravery throughout her illness. Terry always put others before herself. She was easy to love and was loved by many. Private graveside services will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Special thanks go out to Tammi, Terry’s Hospice nurse from Heart to Heart Hospice Care, son-in-law Jeff Hulbert and Grandson Branden Pearce for helping Mike in her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities of Terre Haute. Online condolences can be made at WWW.GREINERFUNERALHOME.COM

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