Lon G. Tervo
Lon G. TervoLon G. Tervo, age 49 of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Billings Clinic in Billings, MT.Lon was born on February 20, 1971 to Gail (Moore) Tervo and Dan Tervo in Newcastle, PA. Lon and his mother moved to Acme in 1975. Gailmarried Tom Sidletsky (Lon’s step-father) in Acme. As a small child, Lon wore coveralls and work boots (because he was so tough on tennisshoes), which earned him the nickname Opie among the local residents. Lon would have attended the one-room school at Acme, but the town was razed a year before he started school, which led the family to move to Sheridan in 1977. He instead attended Taylor school through the sixth grade and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1989.During the late 70s and early 80s, Lon was a regular patron of the old skating rink at Sheridan County Fairgrounds and then at Scotty’s Skate Castle (Scotty’s). He loved skating so much that he convinced his parents to buy Scotty’s in 1982, and he skated so well that he earned a new nickname: Crazy Legs. Lon DJ’d at the rink from 1982 to 1989, filling many requests for songs of the day, and he taught his little sister Danica and numerous patrons how to skate during that time.In the summer of 1989, Lon moved to Pennsylvania. He met and married Jolie Goodlin, and they welcomed son Eric in 2000. Within the year, they relocated to Buffalo, WY, where Lon worked as a chef at the Bozeman Steakhouse. He and Jolie welcomed daughter Anda on Christmas Eve in 2004. Lon later cheffed at the Wagon Box Restaurant in Story and after relocating to Sheridan at the Palace Café, Country Kitchen, and Wyoming’s Rib and Chop House, which supported Lon through his last days.Lon married Liz Baka in 2018 and helped raise Liz’s oldest two children, Cassie and Josiah. They all welcomed Tyler Sidney Tervo to the family in 2009. All of Lon’s children carry on his legacy, mastering roller skating in early childhood, and his oldest son, Eric, shares his father’s passion for cooking and is training to become a chef. Lon loved to listen to music, hike in the mountains, tell and listen to stories, soak in the hot springs of Thermopolis, and spend time with his family.He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Sidney Moore; his grandmother, Lottie Moore; his grandfather, George Tervo; his uncle, Jim Tervo; and his aunt, Susan Tervo. He is survived by his parents, Gail and Tom Sidletsky and Dan and Joyce Tervo; his grandmother, Nora Tervo; his sister Danica (Tanner) Chavez; his brother Joe (Heather) Sidletsky; his step-siblings Christian and Mindy Beveridge; his wife Liz; his children, Eric, Anda, Tyler, Cassie, and Josiah; numerous aunts and uncles; and numerous nieces and nephews.The Sidletsky family has entrusted Kane Funeral Home with arrangements; friends and loved ones can leave online condolences at www.kanefuneral.com. A public viewing is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m., December 23, at the funeral home. State law requires attendees to wear masks because of the pandemic. The family is planning a celebration of Lon’s life in the summer of 2021, when it’s safer to do so. Details to come via Facebook.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.