Nov. 3, 1947—Jan. 23, 2023
PORTAGE – Terry H. Sell, age 75, of Portage, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 23, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Terry was born on November 3, 1947, in Portage, WI, the son of Herman and Lila (Burright) Sell. He married Rita Mae Dyal on July 20, 1985.
Terry served his country with the U.S. Army from 1966–1969, during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club for 30 years.
He worked for Samuels Recycling as a Crane Operator for 24 years. Terry enjoyed riding his motorcycle, traveling to states for VNV/MC, and his club brothers and lots of friends.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Sell; his mother, Lila Barton; his children: Charlotte (Mark) Kowalczyk, Wautoma, Terry (Richard) Sell, Pardeeville, Yvonne (Joe) Harvestine, Portage, and Brian (Beth) Sell; his siblings: Albert Barton, Baraboo, Curtis (Donna) Barton, Baraboo, April (Les) Luther, Wyocena, and Dale (Cece) Barton, Oshkosh; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, his brothers: Wayne Sell and Robert Barton, his nephew Jeremy Barton, and many VNV/MC brothers.
A Memorial service will be held at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Kyle Ruggles officiating. Military Honors will follow, provided by Portage Area Veterans Honor Guard at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date in Silver Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rita or Cornerstone Bible Church, 1425 E. Wisconsin St., Portage, WI 53901.
The family would like to thank the staff at VA Hospital and Columbia Healthcare Center in Wyocena for their care and support.
Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage (www.pmmfh.com) is assisting the family.