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Terrance Shuster

Terrance Shuster

Gull Lake area

Terrance Dale Shuster ended his earthly journey finding peace and eternal rest with God on Jan. 10, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.

The celebration of life for Terry Shuster was on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Macken Funeral Home River Park Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the start of the service.

Terry was born in Chisholm, Minn., on Dec. 25, 1934, to Lillian (Haro) and Joseph Shuster. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in business administration. He married his childhood sweetheart, Betty Detragiache, in 1956 and they lived in Rochester for most of their married life.

Terry had a distinguished career as a top producer in health and life insurance sales in southeast Minnesota and later worked for the Johnson Company. He then entered the cable television industry, overseeing systems in Rochester, Brainerd and the Minneapolis suburbs. He was instrumental in the development of the Minnesota cable television industry, where he served on the executive board of the Minnesota Cable Telecommunications Association, and in various leadership roles serving many local community organizations.

Terry was an avid sportsman, and excelled at basketball, softball, tennis and golf. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and being in the woods of northern Minnesota. He was an active member of both the Rochester and Brainerd Exchange Clubs.

Some of his fondest memories were enjoyed with family and loved ones while living in the Brainerd Gull Lake area.

Terry is survived by his loving wife, Betty; children Mark and Lynne (Lloyd Bartholomew Jr.) of Rochester, Minn., and Scott in Florida; sister Judy (David) Stahl of Spring Lake Park, Minn.; grandchildren, Edward and Christopher Cline, and Ashley and Alex Shuster.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian and Joseph Shuster.

Donations in memory of Terry Shuster may be made to Seasons Hospice, Samaritan Bethany Activity Fund or the Chisholm Community Foundation.

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