Terry Fielitz


Terry Fielitz, 65, of Effingham, died at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at his home with his family by his side.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 2, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham with Rev. Mike Burdick officiating. Burial followed in Arborcrest Memorial Park, rural Effingham. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Terry Lee Fielitz was born on Thursday, November 3, 1955 in Elmhurst, IL to Ray and Doris (Drews) Fielitz. He married Rebekah Moschenrose on February 27, 1975 at the Methodist Church, Effingham. He worked at World Color Press, Effingham for 31 years.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham. Music, especially drums was a very important part of his life. He played the drums from the age of 3 until just prior to his death. His favorite drumsticks will be buried with him.

He is survived by his wife of over 46 years, Rebekah Fielitz of Effingham; son, Jason Fielitz and his wife Amber of Watson; daughter, Alyson Followell and her husband Thomas of Effingham; 2 grandchildren, Andrew (Carissa) Fielitz of Effingham and Colin Fielitz of Watson; and one great grandson on the way; sister, Linda (Larry) White of Shumway; niece and goddaughter, Laura; and nephew, Lee.

Terry was preceded in death by his father, Ray Fielitz; and his mother and stepfather Doris and Emil Heidorn.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com

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