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James "Jim" Teerink

November 8, 1964 August 30, 2020
James "Jim" Teerink
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Sunday August 30, 2020 James Nelson Teerink, a loving husband and father of two girls, passed away at his home at the age of 55. He was born on November 8th, 1964 in Worthington, MN to Howard and Lois (Cassens) Teerink. Jim attended Worthington schools and graduated in 1983.

Jim married Cindy (Eilers) on October 6,1990 at the American Reformed Church in Worthington, MN. The couple moved to an acreage North of Rushmore where they raised two daughters Mariah and Lexy. Jim worked at JBS and Loosbrock Inc. He was currently working at Bedford Technology.

He was a member of the American Reformed Church in Worthington, MN. He was easy going and quick witted, he never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He loved spending time with his family and our family 4th of July parties. His favorite pastime was watching movies and TV. He loved football season and the MN Vikings. He enjoyed deer and pheasant hunting. He shot pool league for many years. He was famous for his smoked meats, he smoked just about everything. He also made the best beef jerky.

Jim is survived by his wife Cindy Teerink (Rushmore, MN), two children, Mariah Teerink (Guangdong, China), Lexy Teerink (Aberdeen, SD), father, Howard Teerink (Fulda, MN), five siblings, Barbara Pelkey (Sioux Falls, SD), Marvin Teerink (Apache Junction, AZ), Laurinda Teerink (Chippewa Falls, WI), Curtis (Lucinda) Teerink (Eau Claire, WI), Galen (Ann) Teerink (Redding, CA) and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Lois Teerink, infant brother Arlyn, father in law Leonard Eilers, brothers in laws Jesse Pelkey and Jason Eilers , and niece Ashley Heesch.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Reformed Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Irwin Van Leeuwen officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Saturday

12

Sep

9:30 AM 9/12/2020 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 9/12/2020 10:30:00 AM
American Reformed Church

1720 Burlington Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

American Reformed Church
1720 Burlington Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Sep

10:30 AM 9/12/2020 10:30:00 AM
American Reformed Church

1720 Burlington Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

American Reformed Church
1720 Burlington Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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