Terri Lynn Nass 62 of Milwaukee passed away Tuesday morning December 13, 2016 in Aurora West Allis Medical Center following a long and valiant battle with Lupus. She was born June 15, 1954 in Orlando, FL the daughter of Raymond D. and Shirley (nee: Houghton) Petryk. Terri was the eldest of seven children. The family moved frequently during her growing years and she assisted in raising her brothers and sister. After settling in Wisconsin, Terri attended and graduated from the Deaconess School of Nursing in 1975, She worked in the Emergency Department of the old St. Michael’s Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She then married and became a devoted mom and raised three children. In her late twenties, Terri was diagnosed with Lupus. There was a lack of literature on the disease at that time, so she authored; Lupus Erythematosis, Handbook for Nurses. Terri suffered a devastating stroke in her 30’s causing her to relearn to walk, talk and all the basic skills. Following her recovery she went back to school entering Alverno College earning a certificate in piano pedagogy. She loved playing piano all her life and then began teaching children to play. Terri also loved birds and dogs, and was a skilled seamstress and quilt maker, scrap booker and cake decorator. She also enjoyed reading about history and religion. Terri was also an active and loved member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Greenfield, where she taught classes on the message of the Divine Mercy, and sewed baptismal gowns for the babies being baptized in the parish. She was the loving mother of Will R. Nass of Sheboygan, Janet L. Nass, and Michael H. (Sara) Nass both of Milwaukee. She was the proud grandma of Kalea, Danyia, and Avanya. Terri is further survived by five brothers; David, Michael, Greg, Jeff, and Mark, and her sister Amy, along with nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 8500 W. Coldsprings Rd. in Greenfield, Fr. Michael Merkt officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. The family will receive guests in St. Johns Church on Tuesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Memorials may be made in her memory to St. John the Evangelist Church.