Dean Terry, age 84, passed away peacefully in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 16th,
2020. He will be missed by his wife, Victoria Terry, his daughter, Lesley Terry, his
grandson, Jesse Terry, and his sister, Sharon Ness. He was preceded in death by his
first wife and mother of Lesley, Mavis (Gardner) Terry, his parents, Lois and James
Terry, and his siblings, Delain, Judy, and Colette (Donald).
Born in Clear Lake, Iowa and raised in Hayfield, Minnesota, he graduated from
Hayfield High School. Dean served in the Air Force, stationed in Gloucester, England.
After returning, Dean graduated from Macalester with a degree in business.
Dean was a prominent businessman owning many companies in the food industry,
including Lyon Food Products, Terry Mushroom Farms, and Romanoff Foods. He
spent many years developing a method to grow morel mushrooms as Early Morning
He was a member of Young President’s Organization and World President’s
Organization. In 1992 Dean was the Commodore for the Aquatennial. He
traveled the world and met many distinguished world leaders.
Dean had many varied interests including collecting and appreciating impressionist
art. He will be remembered by those who knew him for his love of fine food and
wine and as a snappy dresser.
A private interment with the immediate family will take place at Fort Snelling.
Due to the current world situation a memorial service will be held at a later date.