It is with great disbelief and sadness that we announce the passing of our dear sweet mother, sister, aunt, grandma, and friend. On December 10th, 2022 Terrie Lynn Vreeland passed away peacefully in her loving home and returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father.

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Terrie was born April 13th, 1953 in Salt Lake City, UT to Angus Orson Finck and Donna Jean (Dupaix) Finck alongside her beloved twin sister “Sheshie”. Welcoming them both was their proud big sister Chris.

In her early twenties, Terrie married Kenneth Illguth. She struggled with infertility but in September of 1985 one of her greatest blessings came when she was able to adopt her loving daughter and best friend Suzie and then in April of 1988 she welcomed her devoted son Mikey. She was blessed with her last son Johnny in December 1993 born to her and her second husband Michael Vreeland. She also loved and supported Michael’s 8 children from his first marriage after his passing in February of 1999.

Though Terrie’s life was one of several hardships and trials she dedicated her life in sacrifice, and service. There wasn’t a day that passed that Terrie wasn’t looking for opportunities to reach out a helping hand of love and support to anyone in need. She was the most empathetic and loyal friend to so very many. She took so much pride in her family and her many grandchildren and nothing made her happier than spoiling them in any way she could! She loved to have sleepovers with the grandbabies and because they all wanted to sleep right next to Grandma she insisted on sleeping centrally on the floor so all of them could crowd in and cuddle up around her. I’m sure they were sleepless nights for her, but the memories and bonds she created with each of us will always be so cherished.

Terrie was a very dedicated and valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was always very committed to serving humbly in each of her many callings in the church. She served faithfully as a ministering sister to many, but we think her favorite of all was when she was able to serve as a Primary Teacher. She loved the relationships she created with each of the children in her classes and they loved having Sister Vreeland as a teacher. I’m sure each of them felt so much love from her. Her testimony never wavered and she taught each of her children the importance of living worthily and faithfully. She led each of us by her example and was the absolute greatest example of pure charity. She showed love to everyone.

Terrie is survived by each of her children Suzanne (Evan) Andreasen, Michael (Jana) Illguth, John Vreeland, her 8 step children Christine, Gina, Michele, Margret, Michael Jon, Matt, Tim, and Elizabeth. 18 Grandchildren, her sisters Christine (Jack) Olsen, and Sherrie (Lynn) Desmond, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her loving parents Gus and Donna Finck, her husband Michael Vreeland, her niece Tracie Lee Desmond Cotton, and 2 very loved grand-puppies. We are so happy to know that she is now at peace and has been reunited with these loved ones and many others who passed before her. Our family is eternal and we’re so grateful to have the knowledge that we’ll be together again someday.

Friends are invited to greet the family during a viewing on Friday, December 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Larkin Mortuary Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton. A second viewing will be held on Saturday, December 17th from 10:00 to 10:45 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM at the Kearns 14th Ward, 4232 West 5015 South, Kearns. Interment will take place at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.) Sandy. For those wishing to virtually attend services through zoom please visit www.larkinmortuary.com

Services

Viewing

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary Riverton
3688 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065

Viewing

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kearns 14th Ward
4232 West 5015 South
Kearns, UT 84118

Funeral Service

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kearns 14th Ward
4232 West 5015 South
Kearns, UT 84118

Services Handled By

Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Dec 13, 2022

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I am so sorry I didnt know that Terrie had passed away until yesterday.

She was an aquantance thru our work places. She would call and order plotter paper from us and we would end up talking about our Kids, Grandkids and what was our next outing with them. She was always so pleasant and fun to talk to on the phone.

I never met her in person but felt I knew her well. My delivery guy would always talk to her during his deliveries and enjoyed the visits.

What a wonderful person it sounds like she was from her obituary.

May her family find peace in all the memories they shared.

DEBBY DONOGHUE Jan 31, 2023

I am so sorry I didnt know that Terrie had passed away until yesterday.

She was an aquantance thru our work places. She would call and order plotter paper from us and we would end up talking about our Kids, Grandkids and what was our next outing with them. She was always so pleasant and fun to talk to on the phone.

I never met her in person but felt I knew her well. My delivery guy would always talk to her during his deliveries and enjoyed the visits.

What a wonderful person it sounds like she was from her obituary.

May her family find peace in all the memories they shared.

DEBBY DONOGHUE Jan 31, 2023

I just learned of Terrie's passing. I spoke to her on the phone often for work purposes. I am sorry I did not have the pleasure of meeting her face to face. She was a sweet and lovely person with so MUCH patience! She was so kind. I enjoyed all of my interactions with her and I will miss working with her! My best to her family and friends.

Taralee Richardson , Spanish Fork, UT, US Jan 25, 2023

I just learned of Terrie's passing. I spoke to her on the phone often for work purposes. I am sorry I did not have the pleasure of meeting her face to face. She was a sweet and lovely person with so MUCH patience! She was so kind. I enjoyed all of my interactions with her and I will miss working with her! My best to her family and friends.

Taralee Richardson , Spanish Fork, UT, US Jan 25, 2023

I just learned of Terrie's passing. I spoke to her on the phone often for work purposes. I am sorry I did not have the pleasure of meeting her face to face. She was a sweet and lovely person with so MUCH patience! She was so kind. I enjoyed all of my interactions with her and I will miss working with her! My best to her family and friends.

Taralee Richardson , Spanish Fork, UT, US Jan 25, 2023

Sorry to learn of Terrie's passing. A talented, fun loving Daughter of God. She will be missed by all who knew her. Praying for you all.

Darlene Baldwin Spencer Dec 16, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear about Terri. What a sweet lady she's always been. I think it was about a year ago when I saw her last. I will always remember her and treasure the privilege of knowing her. My heart goes out to your family. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jewel Adams , Duchesne, UT, US Dec 15, 2022

Dear Chris Sherrie( Desmonds ) & Vreeland Families

I am sorry to hear of thee passing of your Beloved Sister Wife Mom and My Charitable Friend Miss Terrie . I got to know her best during our Young Adults along with Miss Trilby Gold I recall so many laughs fun & fond memories we shared during that time of Our Lives. Today I was thinking about a News Year Eve at Trilby's what a Riot ...Miss Chris was always a Ray of Sunshine thru our 7-12 School years (she even got me out of a few scrapes 8th grade (history class) 10 & 12 (Seminary classes) I got to become good friends with Miss Sherrie when she wed Bubba Lynn D. I recall that Gus & Donna were always very cordial as well I have truly grateful & blessed to have been able to have thee Fink Family as friends during our lifetimes God's Speed MissTerrie Please give Miss Trilby Miss Judy Larsen Bubba Wayne Coates Ya Folks Puppy & Teddy Bear of Gratitude & Love God's Speed Til We Meet Again

Dave Kehl , Taylorsville , UT, US Dec 14, 2022

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