Terrence L. Krodel, 69, Jasper

Terrence L. Krodel, 69, of Jasper, passed away at 10:20 A.M. on Christmas morning at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper where he had lived for the past three years.

Terry was a life-long resident of Jasper, born on April 30, 1952, to Elmer J. and Dolores (Gutzweiler) Krodel.

 He was a 1971 graduate of Jasper High School and also Vincennes University with a degree in Communications and Broadcasting. He was a long-time employee of the City of Jasper and of WITZ radio, his first love, where he proudly became TK the DJ. Terry loved music and electronics.

While he was physically able, he rode a personalized bicycle made especially for him. Older residents of Jasper will no doubt recall seeing him. He loved attending local events like the Strassenfest and the 4-H fair. 

He is survived by three nieces, Kathy Ballenger Michel of Farmington Hills, Mich., Karen Brush (Christopher) of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Beth Ballenger Otto of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two nephews, Mike Ballenger (Connie) Columbus, Ohio and Todd Ballenger (Jill) Springfield, Ill.; great nieces and nephews; one cousin, Brenda Jones Wagner of Jasper.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer J. and Dolores Krodel, his sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Hugh Ballenger, aunts and uncles, and one great-niece, Emily Margaret Michel. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Terrence L. Krodel will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022, in St. Joseph’s Church in Jasper with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel on Saturday prior to the funeral Mass. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.  

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com