Terry R. “Radar” McQuern

November 9, 2021

Terry R. “Radar” McQuern, 73, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly November 9, 2021.  He was born on February 1, 1948 in Frankfort to William and Miriam (Pendry) McQuern.  He married Linda Metzger on November 4, 1967 in Rossville, and she survives.

Terry attended Colfax schools and Clinton Prairie High School.  He was a life long Clinton County resident and farmer, retiring 3 years ago.  He had also owned his own trucking company for several years.  He was a former member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, and Young Farmers Group.  Current memberships included the Colfax Christian Church,  Eagles Lodge, and Son’s of the American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Terry’s name to the charity of donor’s choice.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12 Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort, IN. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his Wife: Linda are his Sons: Matthew R. McQuern of Frankfort and Brian (Michele) McQuern of Rural Rossville; Sister: Carol Jo (Gordy) Barnett of Kokomo; Brother: Jim McQuern of Altz, TX; Grandson: Berkley McQuern of Rural Rossville; Granddaughter: Rachele McQuern of Kokomo; Great-Granddaughter: River Chapman; along with Several Nieces and Nephews.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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33 Condolences for “Terry R. “Radar” McQuern”

  1. Heather (Sanders) Mckinzie November 10, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    I am so sorry to see this man leave us. Terry was such a nice, friendly guy & I will miss running into him and chit-chatting. My condolences to Matt and the rest of the family. God bless.

  2. Eric and Annette Kelley November 10, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    So sorry for you loss. Sending hugs and prayers.

  3. Karen Beard November 10, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    So very sorry Linda. Lots of good memories. Karen Beard

  4. Dean Huddleston November 10, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Many of my wonderful childhood memories were centered around the McQuern family. Whether we were at the farm or up on Lake Freeman, Terry and his family are people you are blessed to have known in your life.

  5. Carol Byrnes November 10, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Prayers for all the family. Especially Rachele and River. A wonderful man gone too soon. Carol Byrnes

  6. Suzanne Halsey November 10, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Dear Linda, Matthew and Brian, Heartbroken over the loss of Terry. Denny and I both enjoyed any and every time we got to be together. I will be praying for you and yours. We’ve lost one of the truly good guys.
    Love, Denny and Suzanne Halsey

  7. Susan Lidester November 10, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Dear McQuern family,
    My first memory of Terry goes back about 58 years ago. I was a 2nd grader riding Max Crow’s bus. When Terry got on, he always sat in the seat in front of me. I remember looking at his broad shoulders, but what really stood out was his FFA jacket. I would spend the rest of the school bus ride looking at the stitching on that jacket. It’s strange what impresses a 2nd grader. Another fond memory of Terry was shortly after my daughter was in a bad car accident and confined to a wheelchair when she was 13 years old. Terry stopped when he saw us sitting on the swing and we chatted awhile. He saw a storm approaching from the west and he was kind enough to get Abby and her wheelchair into the house for me. Otherwise, I would have struggled and we would have gotten soaked. Terry would often honk his horn as I was mowing along the roadside. Then when he saw me later he’d asked why I jumped so. I know Mike has stories of his own, but I wanted to share mine and to say that we will miss him. We are saddened by the farming community’s loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Rhonda Johnson November 10, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Linda, Matthew, & Brian, We are so very sad to learn of Terry’s passing. Sending our condolences and hugs.

    Rhonda & Mark Johnson

  9. Liz & Larry Thompson November 10, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    So sorry for your loss Linda. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you in this difficult time. My condolences to your children and entire family.

  10. Art Allen November 10, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    My prayers for Linda, Matt and Brian. Terry was a Antioch friend to me for many years.

  11. Rebecca Waggoner November 10, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Terry was a special person. Over the years saw him in Hoops and Downtown Diner. He always had a smile on his face. I enjoyed talking to him and hearing about his farming. Sending love and prayers to his family. He will be missed.

  12. Edward Smith November 10, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. We have been good friends and farm families together for over 50 years. Ed and Terry were such good friends and have so many great memories of all the fun times we had while working and playing together. Terry was a very special guy and we will miss him. God has a special place for him in heaven and we know that he is smiling down at us all right now. We are all praying for your whole family and especially you Linda because grief is so very difficult. Just know that we all here for you. We love you all. Ed and Jackie Smith and family.

  13. Brenda Bales November 11, 2021 at 2:43 am

    I’m sorry for your loss Linda. He will be missed by many. I’m sending prayers and love for you and your family. Hugs and love.

  14. Michelle Jarman November 11, 2021 at 9:07 am

    My heart goes out to the entire family. Terry had a heart of gold. I will miss him honking as he drives by the house. You will be missed my friend.

  15. Ken & Debby Doty November 11, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all your family.

  16. Dick Gray November 11, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Linda, Matt, Brain

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Terry never knew a stranger. And if you needed help he was right there. We had a lot of fun memories. Heaven got a good man.

    God Bless,
    Dick and Janet Gray

  17. Cheryl Cook November 11, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    To the whole family I am sending my heart felt prayers today. I was Cheryl Kas at Jackson when you knew me. I had the pleasure of having the boys in school. I always enjoyed your laughter and joy as a family. My love to all of you and my prayers will continue.

  18. James L. Ferguson November 11, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Sending heartfelt prayers to Linda and the family.

  19. Christy Huddleston Eitnier November 11, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Many a weekend our family and Terry’s gathered together at either Miriam and Bills or at our house or during the summer at Sandy Beach in Monticello. Great times, Great family. Terry will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.

  20. Diane Craig November 11, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    I am so sadden to hear about Terry. I knew him from Broadview Campground. He was a great guy who was will liked by me and my family. My heart goes out to Linda and the rest of the family. May God’s peace surround all of you at this time. Terry will be missed.

  21. Bettyanne Lindsey November 12, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Linda and family, So sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort during this time and beyond.
    Love, Maru Lou and Bettyanne.

  22. Lynn Huddleston Duhamell November 12, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    I have known Terry since we were small children playing at Bill and Miriam’s farms. Carol Jo and I were close in age and spent many sleepovers together. Our families, Huddlestons and McQuerns went boating and swimming a lot at Monticello every summer, sharing meals and just having fun being together. Us kids were all around the same age. Bill and our dad, John, knew each other from Colfax and the Navy and he helped out farming with Bill. Terry was a great guy growing up. Kind, friendly, fun to be with and we will miss him. Blessings for his family.

  23. Deborah Reagan November 12, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    A very sad day for many. We will cherish the memories of time spent with Terry and Linda. He will be missed. Hugs and deepest condolences to Linda, Matthew and Brian. He won’t be forgotten.

  24. Darryl McQuern November 13, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Sorry to hear of my cousin Terry’s passing. Please tell his family I remember Terry’s humor and friendliness, and give them my condolences.

  25. Connie Stevens King November 13, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    My dad and Bill were friends from Colfax. When I started in first grade at Colfax here came Terry. He was a friend in grade school. Then we up and moved to the north of Frankfort. Know that he never forgot who I was. He always had a smile and a friendly How are you and the family? He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace! You have more than earned it.

  26. Julia Newhouse & family November 14, 2021 at 9:38 am

    So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

  27. Jim & Pam Goss November 14, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  28. Michele Mccarty November 14, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Jim, so sorry to see about the loss of your brother. What a tragic accident. I can remember meeting him years ago. His picture looked like you!

    Jay and Michele Mccarty

  29. Harry Harshbarger November 14, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    So sorry to hear Terry has departed us. Terry as a young teenager with several of his Colfax childhood friends all became Christians while attending the Colfax Christian Church. Terry now is rejoining those of them that have already departed us. God bless his wife and family.

  30. Sis November 15, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Linda, and family, I pray God comfort you all always, and that you survive on the memories you all have. Sis Emmons

  31. Pamela Heimbach November 19, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Prayers go to the family and friends of Terry. He was family. haven’t seen or heard from him in such a long time. So sorry. My condolences, God bless

  32. Tim Kelley November 19, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.
    Tim and Debbie Kelley

  33. Darren Clouse November 25, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Linda, Matt, and Brian and family, Prayers to all of you daily. Many good times I remember growing up and being around Terry at the fairs. Also enjoyed doing business with him in later years. Great Man!

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