Jack Henry Terava, 91

Jack Henry Terava, 91, entered Heaven on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society Bethany in Brainerd, with his daughter, Rebecca, by his side. He was born on November 22, 1929, in Brainerd to T. Henry “Hank” and Sylvia (Setula) Terava.
He worked in electronics for Reserve Mining Company in Babbitt while building a home near One Pine Lake in rural Ely with his wife, Mary, and children, Dawn, Joelynn “Joey” and Sylvia.
Jack’s favorite pastimes were hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, playing his accordion and fixing just about anything. Jack chose not to hunt or trap because he enjoyed all God’s critters. He proudly referred to himself as a Jack Pine Savage.
Jack returned to Brainerd in 1990, semi-retired and loved working part time outdoors at private and public campgrounds.
Jack is survived by his daughters: Dawn Schmid, Joelynn (Dennis) Eastman, Sylvia (Tom) Carlson, Rebecca (Richard) Polipnick; and numerous grandchildren, great- and great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Marian; and former wives Mary and Shirley.
A celebration of Jack’s life will be held in summer and when it is safe to gather together. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.