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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Thomas Terstegge Jr., 56, of Bridgeton died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in Indianapolis of complications from burn injuries he sustained on May 24.

Born June 26, 1948, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Thomas G. Terstegge and Helen Schulte Terstegge.

He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and had worked as truck driver with Brazil Trucking, Jeffrey Bell Trucking and Dump Trucks Inc. He was previously employed by Columbia Records.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a life member of VFW Post 972.

Thomas enjoyed hunting, woodworking and working with his computer. He enjoyed doing things to help others and was known by his friends as "Nasty".

Survivors include his parents; his wife, Rhonda Brower Terstegge; three sons, Robert, stationed with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, and his wife, Kelly; Kevin Terstegge of Florida and Daniel Terstegge of Bridgeton; a brother, James Terstegge and his wife, Eva, of Wisconsin; four sisters, Mary Dwyer and husband, Mike, of Terre Haute, Ruth Woods and husband, Mike, of Terre Haute, Katy Harden and husband, Harold, of Terre Haute and Marie Swanger and husband, Tom, of California; sisters-in-law Rita Hiland of Bridgeton, Lori Dickey and husband, Tim, of Montezuma, Ind., Brenda Briddick and husband, Mike, of Rosedale; a brother-in-law, Ben Brower, and his wife, Geralyn, of Clinton; his father- and mother-in-law, Glenn and Effie Brower, of Bridgeton; a former sister-in-law, Tonya Leek, and husband, Russell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Terstegge, and a brother-in-law, Glenn L. Brower.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Steve Giannini officiating. Burial will be in Clear Run Cemetery in Bridgeton with military graveside services provided by Lawton-Byrum Post 972 VFW and the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Callahan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave.

Donations may be made to the burn unit at Wishard Memorial Hospital.