Terrance Thomason

terrance thomason
Terrance (Terry) Joseph Thomason, Sr. of Glyndon, MN passed away on September 11, 2020 under the care of Sanford Hospice with his family by his side. Terry was born on January 21, 1942 to Elmer and Florence (Fitzsimmions) Thomason. Terry grew up in Lisbon, ND and was the youngest of nine siblings. Terry served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Buck. He also served in the North Dakota National Guard. Terry married the love of his life Florence Owens and together they raised eight children. He had many careers throughout his lifetime. He worked for Moorhead Public Service for 36 years before retiring. Terry enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in their sporting activities. He enjoyed traveling with his family. He had a love for doing outdoor activities and preferred a shovel over a snowblower. He enjoyed being a carpenter as a hobby and remodeled many houses. Carpentry was a skill that he taught his children. He believed that if you wanted a job done right do it yourself. Terry was an active member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on the Glyndon Township board. He is survived by his wife Florence, six children: Marcella, RJ, Matthew (Jill), Terry, Jr. (Rebecca), Aaron and Gabe (Christine). Grandchildren: Brittani, Zach (fiancee McKenzey Olson), Alex, Sophia, Maranda, Savana (Austin Loberg), Mattison, Zane, Alexis (Jordan Hagen), Etta and Izzy. Great-grandchildren: Amaris and Aubrie. His sister Rita Cole. Terry was preceded in death by his children Christopher and Raphael Thomason, his parents Elmer and Florence and six brothers Elmer, Eldred, Leo, Vincent, Bernard, and Michael. Two sisters Leota Aberle and Mary Lou Pouliot. Visitation will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Dilworth, MN from 5 PM to 7 PM on Friday, September 18, 2020. The prayer service will follow at 7 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Dilworth, MN at 10 AM on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Due to COVID masks are required. Burial will be at Saint Aloysius Catholic Cemetery in Lisbon, ND. The funeral will be live streamed on St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church 207 Main St N, Dilworth, MN 56529

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  1. Terry my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May friends comfort you, faith uphold you and loving memories heal your heart.

  2. Terrence’s family,

    We were saddened to hear of his death. May you find comfort in the thoughts and prayers being sent to you during this difficult time.

    Nancy and Terry Peterson

  3. I Miss you terribly… I have nothing but fond and warm memories of you and spending time with you. I will miss your singing. Your cheesy jokes. Your laugh. Watching you work with your hands nearly every day I was around you.

  4. To the Family:
    We are truly saddened by the passing of Uncle
    Terry. We remember his joy of conversation and his love of family. We will miss him and he will fondly forever be in my heart. With love to Aunt Flo. You all take care of each other. Much love, Mary Ann

  5. I only remember smiles and Great Uncle Terry’s laugh. His passion for life and his ability and love to create (and fix) with his hands. My thoughts and blessings go with him to heaven and my condolences are with loved ones who say goodbye for now

  6. Florence and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time of Terry’s passing.
    Deb & Bruce Fadness

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