Kenneth L. Ter Beest
Kenneth L. Ter Beest, 80, of Alto, died Thursday, January 8,
2015 at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.
Ken was born January 28, 1934 in the town of Alto, the son
of Theodore and Hattie Schouten Ter Beest. From 1953-1955 Ken served two years
with the U.S. Army with one year spent in Germany. On June 7, 1957 Ken married
Darlene DeYoung in Randolph. The couple resided in Alto all their married
lives. Ken drove truck for Kastein’s Hatchery, worked at Farmers Elevator,
worked as a carpenter, and he and Darlene owned and operated the Alto Roller
Rink of which they enjoyed for 20 years. Ken was a member of Alto Reformed
Church, town of Alto Constable, and was a member of the Alto Fire Department
for several years. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and playing cards.
Ken is survived by his wife of 57 years, Darlene Ter Beest
of Alto; two daughters: Karen (Larry) Hopp of rural Waupun and Julie Bartz of
Ripon; three grandchildren: Michael Hopp, Krista (Brian) Frye and Ashley
(Brenten) Nummerdor; a great-granddaughter, Lila Frye; two sisters: Helen Vande
Zande of Waupun and Junice (Albertus) Vande Zande of Waupun; sisters-in-law:
Eleanor Ter Beest and Pat Ter Beest; brother-in-law, David Schouten; several
nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers: Edward, Melvin,
Gordon, Harold, Leonard, Earl, and Donald Ter Beest; two sisters: Dorothy Daane
and Arlene Schouten.
Funeral services for Kenneth Ter Beest will be held Monday,
January 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Alto Reformed Church with Rev. Ted Medema and
Rev. Ted Lindman officiating. Burial
will follow at Alto Cemetery where Amercian Legion Post 210 of Waupun is
providing military honors. Friends and relatives of Ken Ter Beest may call on
the family on Sunday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4:30 – 7
p.m. and on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving
the family. Please visit our website at
www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send