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Terry Andrew Eling

October 12, 1953 ~ September 20, 2022 (age 68)


On Tuesday September 20, 2022, we lost a loving father of two, grandfather of five including two “bonus” grandchildren, and great grandfather of seven. Surrounded by his closest loved ones, Terry Andrew Eling passed away at the age of 68.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Wilhelm and Ida Eling, as well as his brother, Kelly Eling. His sister, Mary Gamby remains. Born October 12, 1953 in the small community of Mishawaka Indiana, Terry met and married his first and only wife, Scresia Eling (Littlepage). They made a modest living and welcomed two daughters, Stephanie Ann and Erin Marie. Born to Stephanie Nicklas [Tom Golubski], his eldest daughter, are his grandchildren William (Drew) Eling [Alison Eling], and Danica Eling parent of great-grandchildren, Gracelyn and Scarlet Eling. Drew and Alison together have five children, his great-grandsons, Jamie, Terry, Liam, and Agustus as well as his great-granddaughter, Nova. Born to his second born daughter, Erin Eling, is his grandson, David Eling. 

Terry was a union iron worker for most of his adult life and graduated from Ivy Tech with his associates for (HVAC) in 1995.  He was a jack of all trades and kept busy “tinkering” on whatever he could get his hands on. He retired from the Indiana toll road in 1999 and enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle. Most of all, Terry enjoyed being a grandpa. He had a quirky sense of humor and found a way to include his grandchildren in anything he did, from riding on the back of his gold wing, to gardening, pulling engines and late night grocery trips to Meijer. He kept a cigar in one pocket, and his hanky in another. He enjoyed sitting on his porch with a cold glass of tea and watching life happen around him, never in too much of a hurry. Grandpa reminded us all to slow down and enjoy the unconventional beauty in life. He was cherished and will be missed. We all felt as if there were many more memories to be made, but as Indiana Jones in the Raiders of the Lost Ark once said, “It isn’t the years, honey, it’s the mileage.”

The family will hold services at a later date. Palmer Funeral Homes – River Park Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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