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Sunday, July 26, 2020
11:00am - 2:00pm (Central time)
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Terry Leroy Midstokke passed away peacefully on July 20th 2020.
Terry’s funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home on Sunday beginning at 11:00 a.m. until time of service.
Terry was born June 7 1951 to Ole and Shirley (Togstad) Midstokke in Devils Lake. He attended school in Oberon, ND and Everett, WA. He spent summers working with his brother on their grandfather Anton’s farm near Oberon, ND.
After high school, Terry served his country for 7 months in the US Army before being honorably discharged. Terry then attend Lake Region Junior College, in Devils Lake, ND. In 1975 he married Marilyn Hoepfer. They moved to the Puget Sound area of Washington in 1977, where Terry joined the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302. He work construction there until 1981, when he and Marilyn moved back to ND so that he could return to farming. They had a son together in 1983 and they divorced in 1991.
Terry spent most of his life farming in ND with his grandfather, brother, and son; as well as construction in both ND and WA. He worked on many projects including the Minot flood control project, Devils Lake Channel A construction, Boeing computer centers in the early 80s, dredging the rivers of ash during the Mt. St. Helens cleanup in 1980, and internet server farms in Seattle in the late 90s. In 2013 he began a soil testing business with his son.
Terry achieved a lifelong personal goal and was able to work until the end of his life, helping with springs work this year.
He is preceded in death by his father Ole, grandparents Anton and Hazel Togstad and Agnes Midstokke-Eide and Ole Midstokke, aunt Ffalliot (Joel) Togstad and uncle Ancil Midstokke.
Terry is survived by his mother Shirley and son TJ, both of Devils Lake, brother Larry (Sharon) Midstokke of Maddock ND, niece Trina (Justin) Ganssle and grand-niece Melody Ganssle of Devils Lake, aunt Carmen Paulson, Park River ND as well as countless cousins and friends.