Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Pierle and Brode Families,

I am so sad to hear the news of Terri's passing. My condolences to you all.

To add to the celebration of her life....

Terri was my schoolmate, teammate, playmate at St. Mark and Roncalli HS in Indy. My sister, Kathleen and Terri were friends growing up, their elementary school days through college years.

A friend and I were together just last week remembering the good ol days. We exchanged memories of Terri!
Terri and I played kickball, volleyball and were cheerleaders together at St. Mark. I have a great memory of playing volleyball in the gym at the old school on Bluff Road. Terri's cousin, Colleen and her Aunt were our coaches. Memorable was a family of grace and beauty.

I also remember Mrs. Pierle driving us to kickball games and catching a ride from High School in the station wagon, you know the wooden panel, Beaver! THere were usually 5-10 passangers aboard. All happy as can be. Terri shotgun. Mrs. Pierle checking in on us in the rearview. Asking us how we were all doing. There was an admirable ease, calm and openness between Terri and her mom. Lots of giggles and giddy.

Terri came from a good family and I am certain she had a good one out east with youall!!
Sitting in the hs gym for an assembly I recall a boy next to me saying "let's wave to terri". I said, "where, I don't see her?" he said, " are you crazy? she sticks out like a soar thumb!" she did. ANd it sounds like she continued to in her life. She was so smart. shiny! Beautiful! So sorry for your loss.

With love,
Therese (Haigerty) Alpern

Posted by therese alpern - Indianapolis, IN - Family Friend   November 05, 2020

Terri and I were great friends and I am so truly sad and heartbroken over her loss. She was incredibly smart, kind, funny and beautiful. I have such fond memories of our times together over the years, especially at the Pierle home in the late 70's & early 80's. I was treated like a daughter and a sister. I am so sorry for your loss, Pierle and Brode families. May Terri rest in peace. I will miss her dearly, but will have our memories forever. Kathleen Haigerty

Posted by Kathleen Haigerty - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   November 05, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Terri's passing. My sincere condolences to the entire Pierle family during this difficult time.

Posted by Brian Disborough - Fishers, IN - Family Friend   November 03, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Pierle and Brode families. I graduated from Roncalli with Terri in 1985. She was destined for success and obviously fit the bill. Her beautiful dimples, infectious laugh and kindness will live on forever. Until we meet again, my friend. Rest in eternal peace.

Missy (Hoffman) Hathaway
Roncalli Class of 1985

Posted by Missy Hathaway - Muncie, IN - Classmate   November 02, 2020

Terri was my sorority sister. Terri was beautiful inside and out! She had a smile that would light up a room, especially her dimples! She was so smart. We all new she'd be successful. Everyone in our sorority loved her! God bless her family during this very difficult time. She will be greatly missed!

Posted by Michele (Tepe) McNeill - Granger, IN - Friend   November 02, 2020