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In Memory of Terrence Schubert

Terrence William Schubert, age 81 of Hudson, died April 4, 2020 at New Perspective Senior Living in St. Paul, MN. Terry was born on July 31, 1938 in St. Paul; the son of William and Ruth (Webb) Schubert. Being raised in St. Paul, he attended Nativity Parochial School before graduating from Cretin High School. After attending two years at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN he completed his BFA degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. After graduation he enlisted in the armed forces and served in the United States Army. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the classroom/studio at Rochester Institute of Technology – School For American Craftsmen where he completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry & Silversmithing. With this background, he began a long rewarding career in the arts. He started teaching at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After four years he took a position in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin River Falls where he taught for 28 years. When not teaching, Terry’s passion and life work was creating art – unique pieces of jewelry, holloware and liturgical works in metals, wood and precious stones for commissions, shows and competitions. Awards he was proud of was a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant and the International Pearl competition. For relaxation Terry enjoyed maintaining his St. Croix River bank property – especially the woods and hiking and cross country skiing in the nearby Kinnickinnic River State Park. Travel around the U.S. and Europe was a great interest. His favorite trip was a Mediterranean sailing cruise along the coast of Italy aboard a schooner. On March 26, 1964, he was united in marriage to his best friend and soul mate June Kahl. This union began a 56-year journey of love, adventure, and memories. It would be further blessed with two children Stephanie and Erik.

Terry remains in the hearts of his wife and soul mate, June; children, Stephanie (Keith Slack) Schubert, Erik (Michael Williams) Schubert; siblings, William (Judith) Schubert, John “Jack” (Lynn) Schubert, James (Cheryl) Schubert; and his 3 nieces and 6 nephews, and their families.

A small memorial service commemorating his life was held at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. He will eventually be interred in the Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland per his wishes. 

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    • June & family,

      I am so sorry to hear of your loss. A friend shared these comforting words with me at the time of my younger sister’s death, and I hope that they bring comfort to you and yours as well.

      “When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
      —Kahlil Gibran

    • I’m so sorry to hear about Terry. I have truly enjoyed spending time with June and Terry each year when I drop by to work on their computer, while getting caught up on each others’ lives. Thank you to Terry, my wedding ring was repaired (and upgraded) to last a lifetime, and my grandfather’s hand-made ring (made from WWII aircraft metal) was brought back from disrepair. I have always enjoyed each year seeing new art projects that he and June were working on in their workshop.

    • Dear June,

      So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. We so enjoyed getting to know you two in retirement when he designed the labyrinth pendant for my colleague. Will always remember the delight he showed in showing us your inspirational spot on the Kinni.

      Fond regards,
      Gay and Richard

    • I admired Terry as my Jewelry instructor at UW-River Falls. May he rest in peace. Peace to his family.

    • June and family:

      My sincere sympathies in this season of grief at Terry’s death.

      I came to know Terry when he was recommended for a liturgical art commission at Bethel Lutheran in Hudson. He created a processional cross made of metals, that included local St Croix River stones, chosen for the succession of liturgical colors of the church year, and with a stone representation of the communion host ‘(bread/wafer) in the center of the circular arrangement. It is a heritage work of art that will endure and continue in use.

      When Bethel Highlands was built,, Terry volunteered to design and create liturgical appointments for the altar: Paschal Candle, Altar Candles, Font,. He created these items of beauty and service out of common and relatively inexpensive materials making them altar-worthy by his own creativity in design and attention to detail in their manufacture.

      Beyond all of his artistic work, he and I enjoyed sharing our experiences in reading and in film enjoyment (or not!). He was a brother in faith who contributed his skills to add to worship and community at Bethel, both during his lifetime, and into the time yet to unfold.

      God bless his memory, even as you are comforted by the healing presence of the Spirit

    • Sorry to hear of Terry’s passing, always enjoyed visited with Terry and June Sunday mornings at Bethel. Rest in Peace