JERSEYVILLE – Terry Darren Blasa, 55, passed away at 5:58 p.m., Sunday, February 7, 2021 at St. Louis University Hospital, following a brief period of declining health.
He was born on March 13, 1965 in Jerseyville, one of six sons born to Wilber and Betty Jo (Closser) Blasa.
A lifelong resident of Jersey County, Terry was a member of the class of 1983 from Jersey Community High School.
He lived by the motto of “anything worth doing is worth doing right”. Shortly after high school, he formed his own company, Modern Design Inc (MDI) - which specialized in architectural windows. He successfully ran his company, oftentimes working alongside his family, for 20 years and took tremendous pride in his work. Following his “retirement” in 2005, he continued to work alongside his wife, and companion of 20 years, operating TD Blasa Properties. He was able to live out his “inner kid”, moving dirt around on his farm for countless hours with tractors and bulldozers. With his children, he instilled his passion for art and always encouraged their creativity.
Terry was blessed to have created many friendships throughout the years and will be fondly remembered for his strong worth ethic, his kind and generous heart, and his devotion to his family.
Surviving are his mother, Betty (Blasa) Albrecht of Jerseyville; his wife, Angie (Goforth) Blasa; five children, Brandon Blasa of Sheridan, Illinois; Masey Blasa of Greeley, Colorado; Michael Goforth of Godfrey, Illinois and Allie and Adrian Blasa, both at home; four brothers and a sister in-law, Randy and Tina Blasa of Fulton, Missouri; Scott Blasa of Jerseyville; Kyle Blasa of Kane, Illinois; and Lance Blasa of Jerseyville; his mother in-law, Darlean Goforth of Jerseyville; a sister in-law, Judy Collins of Jerseyville; a brother in-law and sister in-law, Darin and Tina Goforth of St. Robert, Missouri; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wilber Blasa; step-father, Adolph Albrecht; a brother, Michael “Mike” Blasa; and his father in-law, Woodrow “Woody” Goforth.
Memorial visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until time of memorial service at 6 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2021 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be given to Angel Tree Ministries, in care of the funeral home.
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