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Terry Lee Rutherford, 60 of rural Tiffin, Ohio found his way to eternal peace the evening of May 10, 2019 at his home, after a 21/2 year courageous battle with cancer.
Terry was born in Fremont on July 30, 1958 to the late Thomas L. Rutherford and Jeanne (Brininger) Rutherford. His mother survives.
On June 3, 1989, Terry married Marsha Mann at Grace Lutheran Church in Fremont, Ohio.
Terry started his own business and for 30 years successfully owned and operated Terry's Masonry. He took great pride in his work and there wasn't much he wouldn't tackle.
He did work for many area businesses, home owners and also did various jobs for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad in Bellevue, Ohio.
Terry was also co-founder of the Haunted Greenhouse in Clyde, Ohio. For 11 years, he and his brother Tim worked side-by-side to construct scary scenes. They looked forward to this big event every year. They had help from many family members and area volunteers who enjoyed scaring the hundreds of people who would line up to enter their haunted creations.
He was an outdoorsman. He loved to fish, hunt, golf, work in his yard and play with his dogs. Terry's first year on a golf league, he was awarded the Tri-County Golf League MVP Trophy.
Terry is survived by his wife, Marsha Rutherford, their daughter, Michaela Rutherford; siblings, Tim (Peggy) Rutherford of Fremont; Tina (Keith) Beier of Bellevue and Tony (Jacquee) Rutherford of Bay View.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas L. Rutherford, nephew, Kerry Joe Beier; great niece, Rhaycee Freeman; Great nephew, Rhyder Freeman; father-in-law, Robert J. Mann; Great nephew, Kaisen Mann. Also his furry companion "Butch" is deceased.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South main St., Clyde, Ohio from 4-7:00 pm. The funeral will be on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:00 am, following an hour of visitation 10:00 am until the service at Grace Lutheran Church, State St., Fremont, Ohio. Lay Association Minister, Maureen Pump will officiate, with burial in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Back to the Wild or American Cancer Foundation or Stein Hospice.