Terry Allan Stoermer

Terry Allan Stoermer

Terry Allan Stoermer

December 17, 1946~May 15, 2024

Terry A. Stoermer, 77, of the Mainlands Community in Pinellas Park, Florida passed away on May 15, 2024, at Morton Plant Hospital.

Terry was born in Evansville, Indiana and came to Florida in 1990 from Phoenix, Arizona.  He was a proud career officer in the United States Army, serving from 1971 to 1994, and was part of the Vietnam, Gulf, and Cold Wars, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

After retiring from the military, Terry continued his service to others, in many roles.  He volunteered for 18 years as a Guardian Ad Litem in both Pinellas and Brevard counties, served as a volunteer Educational Surrogate Parent in the Pinellas County School System, representing the rights of students with special education needs.  Terry was also a teaching assistant for Pasco and Brevard County schools, and served as an usher at the Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rita.  Terry is also survived by his son Scott (Karin) of St. Louis, Missouri, his daughter Erin S. (Jason) Ester of Clearwater, Florida, his brother Brad E. (Mary K.) of Evansville, Indiana, and three grandchildren, Jackson, Griffin, and Morgan.

Terry is pre-deceased by his parents Harold and June of Evansville, Indiana.

A Military Honors service will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33708 on December 17, 2024 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Terry be made to Tunnel To Towers or Samaritan’s Purse.

Military Honors

Bay Pines National Cemetery


Lee and Patsy wyatt

June 12, 2024, 1:10 pm

Rita and family:

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your dear Terry. What a friend he was to us for those great years at IRCC and after you moved to the West Coast. We love you and know we will keep you in prayer and friendship forever. Much love,

Lee and Patsy

Maureen Baeten

June 12, 2024, 1:51 pm

Terry was a kind and devoted Guardian ad Litem Volunteer for many years. He was very dedicated to helping the children and he will be greatly missed.

Vanessa Thorrington

June 18, 2024, 9:59 am

I loved having Terry stop in to the new volunteer trainings for Guardian ad Litem. He was bright, positive, and willing to help. I wish that I had known him longer. My heart goes out to his family and friends who will feel his absence daily.

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