Terry Joe Belongie

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died December 7, 2018

Terry Joe Belongie, age 60, of Gladstone, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.

Terry was born on June 23, 1958, in Escanaba, the son of Joseph G. and Helen J. (Caswell) Belongie. Terry was a graduate of Escanaba High School.

Terry was a wonderful husband, father, papa, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was married to his best friend and love of his life for 41 years. He was also very proud of his two sons, Jeremy, and Brian. Terry was always offering any help he could and that friendly smile he was so known for.

Terry devoted his life to 40 years as a knowledgeable auto parts salesman. Along with his devotion to work, he was an active member of the Krusin Klassics for 33 years. He took joy in spending time with grandchildren and cherished any time spent with his family. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, and a great time. Terry has made such an impact in so many people’s lives, and will be missed dearly by so many people.

In addition to his loving wife, Terrie Lynn, he is survived by:
Mother: Helen J. Belongie of Gladstone, MI
2 Sons: Jeremy (Dawn) Belongie of Brampton, MI
Brian (Crystal) Belongie of Gladstone, MI
2 Sisters: Kristine (Mack) McDonald of Gladstone, MI
Holly (Matt) Marenger of Escanaba, MI
6 Grandchildren: Kassidy, Devin, Chace, Kaylin, Natalie, and Gabriel.
And numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Terry was preceded in death by his Father, Joseph G. Belongie in 1997

Family will receive friends Friday, December 14, 2018 from 2:30 until 5:30 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. A closing prayer will follow visiting hours at 5:30 PM with a luncheon to follow at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Terry will be laid to rest in Rapid River Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Belongie family.

14 Tributes for “Terry Joe Belongie

    Sorry very very sorry for your loss…What does anyone say to soften the hurt but to hug our loved ones still here even tighter …
    That empty spot will be in your heart forever but so will the that you loved someone totally and always will until we meet again…
    You have an Angel watching over you and your Family…Always

    I’m so sorry Terry he’s I’m heaven watching over you he’s in peace now need anything call me love Jeanie and Fran I can’t get to the Funeral cuz Farn has to work love u take care ok sorry again


    I’m so sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories of Terry remembering the special moments you had together. He will always live in your heart!

    Rick Nelson (friend of Susie Coplan)

    My dearest, oldest friend, we are all grieving with you and your family. Terry Joe was just a truly amazing guy, it was as if you found your other half of yourself when you met him. He will never be forgotten by us, and many many others whose lives he touched. A most generous and wonderful man. Our kids will always remember “Big Bertha” and the caves:) What a lovely memory amongst many for them to have. Please know that our hearts and prayers are being sent to you and yours in your deepest sorrow. Especial love to you, Jere, Bri, Helen, Kris and Holly. I will always be here for you, no matter when. May God keep you all in his loving arms.
    Vic, Bob, Cam & Joe

    Terri and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories! Terry was a really good guy and remember how much he loved all of you!

    Terrie & family,
    As you say goodbye to a wonderful man please know you are all in our thoughts . I pray in time your memories of the many good times will give you joy again. I just dont have words that seem right to say right now. Terry Joe will be greatly missed by so many people, his great smile will always be remembered as well as his friendliness , kindness & giving ways. He now is sleeping peacefully in the arms of the angels & will forever be your protector & your guide on this earth.
    in love & friendship,
    Cathy & Greg

    Terry will be missed! I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with him at Chatfield’s in the early 90s. I learned a lot from him. Godspeed my friend! Prayers to Terry’s family and friends!

    Our deepest sympathy to Terrie and the Belongie Family. May God bless you during this time of sorrow.
    John & Jan (Kidd) Dahn

    So sorry for ur loss has watching over u n ur family I’m here if u need to talk. I’ve ya has going to be missed by many

    Aunt Helen and Kris & Holly and Terrie Lynn, We are unable to make it there but sending our Love , Now Terry is with his Dad to watch over You . Wes , wants you all to know he was the Greatest cuz in his book .

    Terrie, Jeremy, Brian and Families,

    It is hard to find the words to say at a time like this. During this difficult time, embrace the memories, celebrate his life, and remember his laughter that would fill a room! He will forever be with you. Jeremy and Brian, you can be proud that you both have so many of your dad’s wonderful qualities! Thinking of you all!

    So sorry for your loss! He was a great guy to everyone who knew him. May God keep you in his arms during this especially difficult time. You are in our prayers..

    Dear Terri and family,
    Dan and I are so very sorry for your loss. Terry was a great guy. We would be with you all today, but are in Arizona. Please know that we hold you in our hearts.
    Dan and Kathy Creten

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