Daniel Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Terrance M. "Terry" Finneman, Jr.

November 24, 1968 – August 22, 2023

Memorial services celebrating the life of Terrance M. “Terry” Finneman Jr., 54, of St. Joseph will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Terry surrendered to his battle with chronic pain on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

Terry was born on November 24, 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Therisa (Ewers) Finneman. His second set of parents were Al and Diane Slivnik who were instrumental in his upbringing. He graduated from Holdingford High School in 1987. Terry proudly served in the US Marines. He lived most of his early life in the Opole area and married the love of his life, Denise Kuklok on May 25, 2002 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Terry was employed at Fingerhut for many years, drove for Yellow Cab and lastly was employed as an Inspector/Technician for Simplex-Grinnel in St. Cloud. In recent years, Terry enjoyed spending time with his sister, Rona, problem solving farm issues.

Terry enjoyed riding his motorcycle, his dogs and treasured time with his wife, Denise. He loved the number 3. Terry will be remembered for his passion for helping others in need no matter the age or circumstance. He had an infectious smile and could always bring out a smile in others. Terry was well known for his warm hugs, his big heart, generosity, quick wit and famous one-liners.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Denise; siblings, Rona Caldwell (Chris Evers); Bonnie (Bobby) Moore of Cold Spring, Mark (Cindy) Slivnik of Sauk Rapids; nieces and nephew RikkiLee Grand, Coleman Caldwell, and Savannah Caldwell; aunts, Debbie Smude, Becky Lea, Mardi (Rod) Rasmusen; uncle, Henry (Kathie) Ewers; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.


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We’ve known terry for near 35yrs. and seen the changes take place in him over that time. The terry we know was always caring and respectful to us and our family. As a friend of our sons he was often at our house. He always wanted to belong to something bigger than himself. We weren’t surprised when he wanted to go into the Marines. It seemed he was always helping someone with something. Terry referred to us as mom and dad and we called him son. When I was on the road he would take to her cancer checkups or other appointments when I couldn’t. He would help with almost anything that people needed. Some it was just a person to listen to and others it could be money. Terry wanted 2 things one was to help others and the other was just to be loved. Unfortunately some took advantage of his kindness and didnt reciprocate. Pain can be overwhelming when it is constant with little or no relief. Even when in pain he still helped others even when he knew it would exacerbate his situation. He wasn’t just a rare friend he was also like a son to us. It still is a bit surreal but the loss sinks in more each day. He will be dearly missed and never replaced. They only leave us physically but remain with us. So keep talking he can still hear you.

Denise, I loved “Little Terry” so very much and will always keep him in my heart! I have so many great memories to treasure. There will be a profound loss for all of us but especially for you in the loss of your best friend! I will keep you both in my prayers. If there is anything I can do please just let me know! Love you, Becky

I’m sorry for you loss Terry always had a smile when he came into casyes he always bought lottery and told he gonna win the lottery he will be missed

Going to miss ur warm and genuine spirit buddy..rest in peace brother.

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Schedule Details

Memorial services celebrating the life of Terrance M. “Terry” Finneman Jr., 54, of St. Joseph will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Terry passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.