Terry L. Trueblood, 75 of Lincoln, died Monday, October 22nd, 2012.
He was born October 23rd, 1936 in Seward to Leo and Hazel (Tribbett) Trueblood.
He started school in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1955. One of his cherished memories was playing on the 1953 GIHS Championship football team.
He graduated in 1959 from the University of Nebraska where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. On November 22, 1959 he was married to Donna Mertz in Grand Island and to this union three children were born. He was also a graduate of the Colorado School of Banking. He began his banking career with Pinnacle Bank January 1, 1961 in Neligh, Nebraska.
In the fall of 1967 he became president of the bank in Central City and in 1980 was named president of the Lexington bank where he remained until retirement in 1999.
He was a member of the University of Nebraska President’s Advisory Council, and was a Diplomat for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. He was president of the Neligh Jaycees, Central City Chamber of Commerce and Lexington Foundation.
In Lincoln he worked with the TeamMates Mentoring Program, volunteered for the Nebraska Motorist Assist Program and helped with many UNL and high school track meets.
Terry is survived by his wife Donna, daughter (spouse) Susan (Bob) O’Rourke of Edgewater Maryland, sons Mike of Dallas, Texas, and Tom (Sheila) of Omaha, Nebraska, 6 Grandchildren Dru and Allie O’Rourke, Rachel Trueblood, and Tommy, John and Jenna Trueblood and sisters Janet Worth of Grand Island and Gena Olinger of St. Paul, Nebraska.
Memorial service is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) at First United Methodist Church, in Lincoln. Officiating will be Rev. Larry Moffet.
Friends were invited to Terry and Donna’s home Wednesday to visit and share stories.
Private family burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Memorials may be sent to TeamMates, First United Methodist Church in Lincoln or Donor’s Choice