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Theresa "Terri" Armstrong

February 4, 1965 - April 5, 2021
Kewadin, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Theresa Lynn Armstrong loving wife, mother, daughter and friend passed away unexpectedly due to complications of Covid, at Munson Medical Center April 5, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Terri was born on Feb. 4, 1965 to Glenn and Sandra Paradis. She grew up working on the family cherry farm. From weed spraying, working the cooling pad, driving transport or just bringing her dad popsicles to the cherry shaker on a hot day, she was her dad’s right-hand woman. Terri had an infectious smile and would light up a room with her beautiful laugh. She was so loving and caring to her family and friends.

Terry graduated from Elk Rapids High School in 1983 and was still in touch with many of her high-school classmates. In her senior year she drove her siblings and cousins to school in “Terri’s Taxi”. Afterward she attended Ferris State University.

On May 25, 1991, Terri married the love of her life Gordon ‘Tink’ Armstrong. On July 8, 1999 her beautiful son, Zachary was born bringing great joy to both Tink and Terri.

Terri had been employed by Fitzpatrick Insurance Agency in Elk Rapids for the last 16 years and was known by many of her clients and co-workers to be a wonderful friend and insurance agent. She worked hard at her job and made every effort to further her education and most recently received the prestigious CISR designation (Certified Insurance Service Representative). She attended continuing education courses every year to upgrade her knowledge and skills to ensure that her clients always received the attention, care, and current information necessary to make smart insurance coverage decisions. Terri had been on the board for “Art Rapids” and was a member of Elk Rapids Women.

Terri had several hobbies including cross stitching, trying new recipes, and her favorite boating on Torch Lake with her guys and backyard bonfires. She loved spending time with her family and her friends.

Terri is survived by her husband Gordon ‘Tink’ Armstrong, Son, Zachary Armstrong, Parents, Glenn and Sandra Paradis, Sister, JoEllen (Eric) Ziesmer, Brother, Tom (Karen) Paradis, In-laws, Gordon and June Armstrong, Brother-in-law, Wally (Connie) Armstrong, Sister-in-law, Deb (Rod) Parent. She also leaves behind, many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special cousins, and she loved being a great aunt to her great-nephews Wyatt and Austin. She also leaves behind many loving friends and clients.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Art Rapids or the Elk Rapids Community Cupboard. Condolences may be left online at https://lifestorytc.com/.