Terry Rae (Welcher) Hannula

June 25, 1942 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 79)


Passed in Peace on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the age of 79 after a courageous battle with Dementia.


Terry Rae Welcher was born June 25, 1942 in Sparta, WI to Ruth Irene (McCumber) Welcher and Vilas Kenneth Welcher.  Terry graduated from Sparta High school in 1960 and married Rodney Robert Hannula on March 10, 1962.  


Terry was a wonderful, fun, kind, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend and devoted wife to her husband of 59 years, Rodney Hannula.  To put it simply, Terry was SuperMom - raising 5 children in Maplewood, Minnesota for over 3 decades and was extremely proud that they all have college degrees.  Terry loved music (John Denver, ABBA, Francis Goya), reading (Danielle Steele), singing and dancing with Rod.  Terry enjoyed bowling, golfing, going for walks, roller blading and never backed away from a ride on the tilt-a-whirl!  She also enjoyed traveling the world (Mediterranean/Holy Land Cruise, African Cruise, Mexican Riviera Cruise, Germany, England, Scotland, Norway, Mexico, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) and spending quality time, including many family trips, with Rod, friends, her children and grandchildren.


Terry is survived by her husband, Major General (ret) Rodney R Hannula and 5 children: son Ronn Hannula and wife Laurel-TN, daughter Tracy Populorum-MN, son Timm Hannula and wife Noelle-CA, son Jay Hannula and wife Alysa-MN and son Brad Hannula and wife Michelle-CA.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren who knew her as “Meme”: Corey Hannula and wife Andi-KY, Cosette Hannula-CA, Brady Hannula-GA, Nathan Populorum-MN, Chad Populorum-MN, Noah Populorum-MN, Samm Hannula-CA/AZ, Cade Hannula-CA, Drew Hannula-CA and Jake Hannula-CA and one great grandchild: Mason Populorum-MN.      


The Hannula family would like to THANK the tremendous caregivers at Sunshine Senior Care in Lincoln, CA especially Vicki, Abi, Roland, Patricia and Queenie for their love, dedication, and outstanding care over the past many years.  THANK YOU!


We are planning a small celebration of life in California in November 2021 (dates are TBD) and possibly something in MN in the late Spring of 2022. 

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