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Terry Wilm

November 03, 1970 - March 22, 2015

Memorial Mass - Thursday

March 26, 2015 10:00 A.M.

Sts Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Wednesday

March 25, 2015
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Prayer Service - Wednesday

March 25, 2015
- 7:00 P.M.

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Terry Wilm

November 03, 1970 - March 22, 2015


Father, husband, brother, son, friend and devoted Cowboys fan, Terry Wilm, died in the early morning of March 22, 2015, after an eleven year battle with brain cancer.

Terry was born on November 3, 1970, to Catherine (Bohnenstingl) and John Wilm. Terry was raised with his three siblings on the family farm near Hankinson and graduated from Hankinson High school in 1989. Terry graduated from MSUM with a degree in Mathematics and worked for Menard’s until 2014.

Terry married LaDonna Bauske on May 6, 1995, and they were blessed with three amazing sons.

Terry’s competitive spirit, iron will, and silent strength, were developed on the family farm and perfected in his many athletic accomplishments in high school. Those traits continued to be demonstrated as he defied all expectations following his cancer diagnosis. He worked, he loved, he challenged, and he laughed longer than anyone dared hope. Terry’s commitment to his family was unwavering, as was his desire to live a normal life in challenging circumstances.

His family is eternally grateful to the many friends, co-workers, neighbors, and fellow parishioners who participated in two benefits (Hankinson 2003 and Fargo Nativity 2010), which provided support and encouragement in the long fought battle.

Terry was preceded in death by grandparents, Ray and Elizabeth Bohnenstingl and John and Florence Wilm, and his mother-in-law, Darlene Bauske.

Left to celebrate a life well lived are his wife, LaDonna Wilm; sons, Nicholas, Nathan and Lucas Wilm; parents, John C. and Catherine Wilm; siblings, Myron (Lesa) Wilm; Cindy (Shane) Albright; Mike (Shelley) Wilm; father in law, Don Bauske, and nieces and nephews.

Blessed be the memory of Terry Wilm.


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65 responses to “Terry Wilm”

  1. Amy & Jeff McKinnon says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys, please let us know if you need anything.

  2. Christian and Jill Braden says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Joyce Wilm Walker says:

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Wilm Family……Sincerely Joyce Wilm Walker and family…..daughter of Helen and Ralph Wilm

  4. Anna & Ke in Kern says:

    With a heavy heart I must say so long to my cousin,my friend. Terry, you will be missed by many……until we meet again -I LOVE YOU!
    Watch down on us and keep us safe

  5. Glenn and Joann Bladow says:

    Thinking of you with prayers.

  6. Kathy Mojica says:

    God bless all who are missing Terry.

  7. Lori Matejcek says:

    Sending my hugs and prayers

  8. Kevin & Michelle Nett says:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. Terry was a wonderful man. We both had the pleasure of working with him. He will be missed.

  9. Chris Bachmeier says:

    I knew Terry from Menards, he was great man, and I could tell the first time I met him! Thoughts and prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss. He really was a great person.

  10. Robyn & Trevor Kadoun says:

    Thoughts & prayers to all who loved & knew him!

  11. Roger and Vickie Tessin says:

    Our very deepest sympathy! Many thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  12. Bryan McClean says:

    Terry had an energy that could not be denied. Everyone around him became a better person just by knowing him. I was always amazed by his ability to stay positive. He never once let anyone know of his illness, and if you did know he would not let you feel bad for him. God puts people like Terry in our lives to show us the right way to live. I am grateful for the Times I was able to share with him. My thoughts and prayers to LaDonna, his sons and the rest of his family.

  13. Steph Gomke says:

    To the Family of Terry,

    My thoughts and Prayers surround you all at this very hard time of loss. I worked with Terry for years at Menards and we had many laughs. He will always be remembered and know that God has so much more planned for him. God Bless and hold together the love and memories of Terry forever!

  14. Audra Freeman says:


    My heart is breaking for you and your family today. I am so very sorry to hear about Terry. I know you had an amazing life together and you have three wonderful sons to prove that. I am thinking of you and am praying that you find strength in family, friends and God to get you through the days and weeks to come. Terry is home, resting in comfort and peace now, guarding over you and the boys for eternity. Prayers and love to you.


  15. Paula Bandy says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time….

  16. Sherri (Mattson) Huffman says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Terry! Your family is in my thoughts & prayers!

  17. Erin Bulanda says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. May god provide you strength, courage and acceptance as this time. (Granddaughter of Francis and Harriet Birnbaum)

  18. Troy kinn says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  19. Andrea and Jon Steinmetz says:

    Ladonna, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your best friend, jokster, and your everything. The world lost a great man. We are deeply saddened and will pray for you and the boys. Cherish your memories! We love you!

  20. Tony O'Meara says:

    Prayers and thoughts go out too the family

  21. Laura Wagner Strand says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all

  22. Stacy Milbrandt Boyer says:

    very sorry to hear of Terry’s passing …he is no longer in pain and is watching over you all now …prayers and sympathy to all the family and friends

  23. Tessmer family says:

    Terry and family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I worked with Terry and his work ethic was above and beyond. God bless! He is in great hands…

  24. Amber Nerby says:

    Ladonna and Family,
    I am deeply sorry for the loss of Terry. May God grant you peace during this difficult time. Hugs to you all! ~Amber

  25. Lincoln and Melissa Anderson says:

    Our deepest sympathies for you all! Love, prayers, family and friends will get you through this difficult time. Tell lots of stories and laugh remembering all the good times you shared. You are in our thoughts.
    Lincoln, Melissa, Tierra and Tyus (cousins of Shane Albright)

  26. CYnthia Moen-Pflipsen says:

    Terry coached our son ChaRles, for many years in soccer. His patience, love , enthusiasm and his great sincere spirit is remembered. We will continue to pray for your FAMILY .
    Love and BLessings,
    Cynthia and Paul Pflipsen (and children)

  27. Scott Weiand Family says:

    Terry and family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I played intramural and city league basketball with Terry way back in the MSU days and would often run into Terry at Menards and BS with him. Terry never let on about his illness–he was a very strong man and I know he always got a little smile when I would describe him as one of the best pure shooters I ever played with. He will be missed. God bless.

  28. Sharon Orth says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  29. Rod and Donna Wieser says:

    we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  30. Sara Freeman says:

    Thinking of your family, LaDonna, and keeping you in our prayers!

  31. Jim and Paulette wilm says:

    Goodbye’s are not something anyone likes. Whenever face timing my grandchildren, I rather say “see ya later”. And so that is how I am telling Terry now, I will see you again on the other side. I promise to hug, and hold your mom and dad, sibs, and family close. If even only possible to do so in my heart sometimes. I promise not to forget you. To pray for you and yours. Then when we meet again, we shall never say those words again, but FOREVER be together. What a party that will be too.

  32. larry gray says:

    My thoughts and prayers are your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  33. Greg and Janelle Pochardt says:

    Mike, Shelley and family, we will be keeping you in our prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

  34. Rickand Judi Kane says:

    LaDonna,and family God be with you at this time,you are in our prayers

  35. Chuck and Iris Johnson says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  36. Pete and Deb Lingen says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wilm family over the death of Terry. I will always remember Terry as a great competitor and an outstanding athlete who never gave up. He was a natural no matter if it was FB, BB or Baseball. May God bless you, Terry!!

  37. Jason & Erica Mauch says:

    Blessed be your family. Many prayers sent to you.

  38. Carol Hanson says:

    I was sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Prayers are for you and the whole family. Carol Hanson

  39. Scott, Vicki, Nick, and Paige Milbrandt says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wilm family. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and give you peace.

  40. Aaron & Barb Bladow says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you

  41. Jackie Wilson says:

    I graduated with Terry, Pirates’ Class of ’89, and know his family very well. His nephew Danny is now my brother-in-law, small world. I send my deepest condolences to the Wilm family; I remember Terry to be a great person and I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers from my family to yours

  42. Joe and Tami Hermes and Family says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the whole family

  43. Mike & Gwen Loll says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  44. Angie Hansen-Cok says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

  45. Craig & Vonda Schmidt From Mohall says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss your family has suffered. May the Lord give you extra strength during this time of need. (Heard through a mutual friend)

  46. Troy and Cheri Puetz says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

  47. Kristie (Wallmann) Heisler says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  48. Carrie (Boll) Fleming says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
    Keeping y’ll in prayer at this great loss.
    May you always keep close the blessings Terry leaves behind.

  49. Lana (Bladow) Charvat says:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Wilm family. I haven’t seen Terry since we graduated from high school together but I remember him being an athletic, intelligent, quiet and polite person and it sounds like these qualities described him as an adult as well. May God bless you all.

  50. Julie Fletcher says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wilm family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Terry a bit more when he was an honoree at the 2010 Pray for Gray fundraising event along with his wife LaDonna. As you remember this loving and caring man, I hope your memories will forever remain in your heart, He will forever be close to you.
    God Bless,

  51. Dale and Bonnie Mielke says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your loss now and in the future.

  52. Sister Jean Louise, OSF says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May Terry rest in eternal peace. My prayers are with you all.

  53. Lisa Britten Zerr says:

    LaDonna and Family

    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband, Father, son, and friend. You have crossed my mind several times over the past few years ever since I ran into you at the Pray for Gray Benefit when I attended a couple times. Hold fast to all the wonderful memories you have of all the time Terry was here to bless your lives and will continue to bless your lives from above. May the grace of God shine down upon your family and give you peace during this time and for the weeks ahead. All my best.

    Lisa Britten Zerr (classmate of LaDonnas from our Moorhead Tech days)

  54. Virgil and Karen Schultz says:

    so sorry to hear of your loss,our prayers are with you,

  55. Chad kussatz says:

    So sorry to hear about Terry. Although briefly I called him family, he left this place way to early. My condolences to his wife and kids, and to his brothers, sister, and his parents. You are a strong family, lean on each other during this time.

  56. Rob Durbin says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I worked with Terry at Menards for many years. He was a great guy that brought out the best in everyone he met.

  57. Pat and Alice Miller says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Terry’s death, Catherine, and will keep all of you in our prayers.

  58. Dylane Klatt says:

    Terry Wilm Family

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Terry was a great guy and I will miss him a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you

    Dylane Klatt

  59. Paul Benson says:

    I worked with Terry for many years, he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I will never forget when he was first told he had cancer ( Tim McGraw cam out with the song ” live like you were dying” ) I think of Terry each time I hear this song. What a positive person he was.

  60. Janet Koppinger says:

    LaDonna and Boys,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have been praying for all of you for weeks now and it will continue. God’s peace to you all. Love, Tim, Janet and Brett

  61. Colleen Perius says:

    Thinking of you and your family. Our prayers.

  62. Linda Medenwald OMeara says:

    Thinking about all of you at this time of your loss. Remember the good times! Talk about him often and keep his memory alive! So sorry.

  63. Pat & Linda Mahrer says:

    Terry was a great spirit & he loved life. His high school years were fun for him & his friends. God loved him too & needed him for something special. Our love & prayers are with all of you.

  64. LaDonna and Family says:

    Thinking of you and your during this difficult time. Let me know if you need anything!

  65. Christie Benoualid says:

    So very hard to believe that he is gone. We spent a lot of time together growing up, and I don’t remember him ever being sad. He could always make you smile and laugh! Such a charmer with a confidence that most people will never know. I miss him and can’t wait to see him again.

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