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Terry Walczyk


July 15, 2020

Jan. 13, 1953 - June 26, 2020

Terry Allen Walczyk, 67, of Sweet Home died June 26, 2020. He was born Jan. 13, 1953 in Denver, Colo., the son of Emil and Donna (Greenburg) Walczyk.

Mr. Walczyk grew up in Seal Beach, Calif. He graduated from Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. He loved wrestling and won many medals in high school. He also enjoyed surfing, bowling, and shooting pool. He received his carpenter’s degree after high school.

He met Debbe Gruwell and they were married April 14, 1979. They had three daughters – Jennifer, Kristen, and Melissa.

Mr. Wal-czyk moved his family to Sweet Home in 1988. He worked for Greg’s Heating and Air Conditioning. He later worked for Hynix as a manufacturing technician before retiring.

Mr. Walczyk was a board member for Habitat For Humanity, helping build homes in Sweet Home. He loved coaching all his daughters in softball over the years.

He was a member of Holley Church and loved volunteering there.

His favorite hobbies included fishing and camping with family, barbecuing, cooking and baking, especially cheesecakes. He loved playing the yard game Cornhole. His newest hobby was going to be building and selling Cornhole games for family and friends.

Mr. Walczyk loved his family deeply. He never once missed any sports events of any of his kids or grandchildren. He always put his family first in everything he did. He was a wonderful, caring, fun and loving husband, dad and Papa. He was loved by all and will be missed.

Mr. Walczyk is survived by his wife, Debbe; three daughters, Jennifer, Kristin and Melissa Walczyk; dad Emil Walczyk; six siblings; a close friend whom he thought of as a fourth daughter, Melissa Berard; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mom, Donna Greenburg; and sister Patti.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements


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