Everett Terca, 96 of Presho, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Winner Regional Health Care Center. Services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 13 at the Presho United Methodist Church with burial at Presho City Cemetery
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com
Everett was born May 5, 1920 on the Terca homestead south of Presho. He was the 5th of six children born to James and Gertrude Terca. He attended school through the 8th grade.
He married Frances Terca on February 5, 1943. To this union two daughters were born, Sharon 9-1-1943 and Lorna 11-2-1944.
He was a farmer and rancher all his working life. Starting from the time he was a boy, until he retired at the age of 80. He loved nature, cows, pigs, chickens, farming, the smell of dirt, gardening and just being outside. There was only one thing he didn’t like, a Shetland Pony. The pony bit him and he sold it! He raised cattle for many years and loved to garden, always raising a very large garden. Mother informed him it was too large, if it was green he could make it grow.
Neither he nor mother were happy with South Dakota Winters, so they spent many years traveling throughout the world, during winter months.
In 1967 dad built mother a new home, just north of the original homestead. They lived there until 2006 when they moved to Valentine, NE to be close to their daughter Lorna.
Dad loved to read until his eye sight went bad. Then he took life as it came, never complaining. He was the kindest, gentlest and forgiving man I know. He was always positive and looked at the good side of everything, always the optimist.
Everett is survived by two daughters: Sharon of Santa Maria, CA and Lorna of Valentine, NE; seven grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; parents; two brothers; three sisters and one granddaughter.