Kurt James Teremi

It is with great sadness that the family of Kurt James Teremi (Lansing, MI) announces his passing on December 26, 2021, at the age of 58, after a brief battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marikay; daughters, Sarah Backerman (Jeff) and Samantha; grandchildren, Emma Rose and Mason James Backerman; parents, James and Carolyn; brother, Thomas (Mary); and numerous other family members and friends.

Kurt was a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School (class of 1981). He loved visiting Lake Michigan with his wife, traveling and camping with his family, and goofing around with his grandchildren. Later in life, he created many meaningful friendships while working at The Home Depot. He will be dearly missed for his sense of humor and the everlasting memories he left with all of us.

A small, private viewing was held with immediate family following his death. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Tari Teremi
December 28, 2021 at 4:45 pm

Marikay, Jim, Carolyn, Tom and Mary,
I am so sorry for your loss of Kurt. I have many memories of Kurt when he would go fishing with Phil and me. Please accept my sincere sympathies. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Love to you all.

Shar Maynard
December 28, 2021 at 5:17 pm

My heart goes out to all of you during this very difficult time. He was loved by many! I can remember when he was born, I was such a proud aunt!

Lee Howell
December 28, 2021 at 7:19 pm

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to Kurt’s parents, brother, and especially his wife, MaryKay, and his beautiful daughters Sarah and Samantha. Hoping the many wonderful memories stay close to your heart and remain a treasure not only today, but always. May Your New Guardian Angel Fly High and Bright, And Touch Your Hearts With Peace, Love, Along With Guidance and Support!

Roxanne Skogerboe
December 28, 2021 at 8:53 pm

Marikay, Sarah, Samantha and Jeff – we are deeply saddened to hear about Kurt. Rejoice in your memories, I pray they help provide comfort to you all during this very difficult time.

I would like to share this with you as I took it to heart when my brother passed away in April. “No rulebook. No timeframe. No judgment. Grief is an individual as a fingerprint. Do what is right for your soul.”

May God surround you with his loving embrace.

Nossal Nossal
December 28, 2021 at 9:48 pm

Marikay sending prayers for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal.

Dolores Carpenter
December 29, 2021 at 6:53 am

Many fond and fun memories from Eastern Marching Band with Kurt and “the gang”. I recall a trip to the Silver Dome for a concert…and the ride home in his Delta packed full of teenagers.
My deepest sympathies to his family and close friends.
God Bless.

Mark A Lehman
December 29, 2021 at 7:07 am

How could you not love a person that made you laugh? He could always do that. I saw this picture and it was the same face that I saw way back than as a kid and teenager. Kurt you will missed by all that knew you, but not forgotten. I have so many memories of our friendship and each time I think about what we did another one comes to mind.

Robin Davenport
December 29, 2021 at 8:00 am

Marikay, Sarah & Jeff and Samantha,
I am so sorry for your loss! He was such a great man! He will be missed dearly!

Betsy Zietlow
December 29, 2021 at 3:05 pm

Marikay, Sam, Sarah and families,
I’m so so very sorry to hear of Kurt’s passing. My you find peace and comfort in your many memories and may God wrap you in his loving arms and guide you through this difficult time. Sending you big hugs and much love.

Jennifer Shaw
December 29, 2021 at 6:39 pm

I am very sorry for your families loss. I worked with Kurt at Home Depot. He was a delight to work with and I will miss chatting with him.

Kathy Jennex
December 29, 2021 at 8:28 pm

It’s in such difficult times that memories become so precious! I pray the loving memories of your husband and father bring you some comfort.

Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy Janis
December 30, 2021 at 8:48 am

Marikay, we are so sorry for loss. You know loved Kurt very much and was happy that he was good to you.i am sending much love and pray for peace and comfort
Love Judy and Gary.

John Dietrich
January 10, 2022 at 9:35 am

So sorry for your loss. Growing up at First Pres with Kurt always seemed like family. He was hard worker, great person and extended a greeting to anyone he would meet. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

John and Linda Dietrich

Michael Smith
January 16, 2022 at 1:46 am

Kurt was always happy and smiling. Always joking. He will be missed. Many fond memories of band cp, band practices as well as games. He was always be part of the percussion section even though he didn’t play drums. Miss you bud.


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