Elko Speedway is saddened to be informed of the passing of long-time employee Terry Legried. Terry battled a short illness and passed away August 18th, 2013 at Northfield Hospital. A “Jack of all Trades”? No! But he was absolutely a “Terry of all Trades”. He did it his way!
Terry began his involvement with Elko Speedway in the late 1980’s because he was “hanging around” the track while his wife, Nance, worked at the track. He quickly became known as someone who could jerry-rig pretty much anything. On several occasions in the early years, Terry was known to save the day with a quick fix to several electrical problems, keeping the concession stands in operation.
Mentored by former Elko Speedway owner Bob Fredrickson and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby, Terry found his way to the pits, eventually taking over the reigns as Technical Director. Terry finished his career at Elko a couple of years ago in the capacity of Race Director.
Among others, Terry is survived by his son Thomas and daughter-in-law Leilani along with cherished granddaughters Keliani and Kendra. Terry’s wife Nance, another long-time speedway employee passed away in January. Most of us who knew the couple well totally expect Terry to be greeted at “the gate” by Nance, who will have a “honey do” list ready for Terry. He was most definitely a man who refused to rest.
Memorial service will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Highview Christiania Lutheran Church, 26690 Highview Ave., Farmington, MN. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8PM Tuesday, (8/20) at White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Trail, (Cty. Rd. 50), Lakeville, MN (952 469 2723) and 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment will be at the Rosemount Cemetery, Rosemount, MN.
White Funeral Homes, Lakeville – (952) 469-2723 www.whitefuneralhomes.com