In Memory of




Obituary for Terry Charles Channing

Terry C. Channing, age 62 of Cornell, formerly of Chippewa, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022 in Cornell. He was born on August 3, 1960 to Charles and Roberta Channing.

His nickname was ChaCha. When he was younger, he worked at the La Hacienda Restaurant in Chippewa, where he met his future wife, Mickey Rykal. They later divorced.

Terry enjoyed family gatherings, roller blading and listening to music, especially Tom Petty and he liked collecting tigers.
Terry was especially proud of his two children, Seth and Shelby and his grandson Weston. Terry was a sassy man, yet had a funny sense of humor. He was a giving person, with a kind heart that would help anyone in need and not expect anything in return.

He is survived by his son Seth (Sara) of Madison; daughter Shelby (Jacob) Holbert of Eagle, WI; grandson Weston Holbert; siblings: Danny (Mary) of New Auburn, Roxanne Gravunder of New Auburn, Sandy Channing (Jeff Haavind) of New Auburn and Cindy Olson of Cornell; numerous nieces and nephews; and good friends John Calkins and Kenny German.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers Thomas and David; brothers-in-law Dale Gravunder and Rick Olson; and a niece April Olson.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 2:00pm-7:00pm at the New Auburn Park Pavilion.