Terry F. Beach, 60, passed away April 17, 2011 at home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Terry F. Beach was born in Fargo, ND to Bernard and Lorraine (Montplaisir) Beach on May 11, 1950.  He attended Kelso Public School, Kelso, ND though third grade and then attended Hillsboro Public School, Hillsboro, ND graduating in 1968.  He attended NDSU, Fargo graduating with a teaching degree in 1973.  Terry married his high school sweetheart, Patricia (Rohman) on September 18, 1970 in Hillsboro.  They lived in Fargo before moving to Moorhead, MN in 1975.

Terry joined the Moorhead Fire Department in 1975.  He worked his way through the ranks retiring as Assistant Fire Chief in 2004.  Terry was a substitute teacher with Moorhead Public Schools from 1975 through 2010.

Terry enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, gardening and sightseeing with his family and friends.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Terry is survived by his wife, Trish; two daughters, Laura (Eric) Slicer, Moorhead, MN,  Sally (Scott) Hersrud, Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren, Emily and Maxwell Slicer, Miles, Leo and expected grandson Hersrud; four brothers, Claude (Marilyn), Tim (Peggy), Bob (Ximena), Jeff (Sarah); four sisters, Sandra (Dennis) Brase, JoEllen (Gary) Harris, Teresa (Dan) English, Susan (Bruce) Ferguson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Lorraine; brother, Stephen; and niece Megan Brase.

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  1. MN my thoughts and prayers go to family freinds very sorry to here about Terrys passing he was one of my favorite student teachers at MHS and he always took the the time to say high when we saw each other espacialy at the Firemans stag he was a great man and will be missed

  2. Patty and family, We send our sincere sympathy to all of you! We shared lots of family memories with Claude, Teresa, and Bob when they came to Mom’s visitation service. Ken and I met at your wedding dance 40 years ago! Have a Blessed Easter! Ken and Cecilia Cotton

  3. Moorhead MN
    Laura,

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Carol Johnson

  4. Minot ND
    Patti and girls,
    Mark and I have you in our daily prayers. Hold fast your wonderful family memories.
    So, so sorry,
    Nancy

  5. Trish and family: You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. May God bless you and give you strength for the days to come. God has a wonderful place for Terry in heaven. Now may he rest peacefully.
    Sue and Terry

  6. Richville MnTrish,

    Marlene & I send you our sympathy and prayers at this most difficult time. We will cherish the memories.

    Keith & Marlene Falconer

  7. Thief River Falls MN
    Trish,
    I was so sorry to hear of Terry’s struggles. I know it was hard to take that journey with him, but he is now beginning his final journey. I drug out my HHH annuals and read your entry that said “lets always stay in touch.” I, like many I am sure, now wish we had. Hey, it is not too late.
    Take care and know a zillion people have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Vicki

  8. Moorhead MnSo shocked to hear of the loss of such a nice guy! I have known Terry for many years as the kids were growing up, he was never to busy to stop and chat when would run into him.Our sympathy to the family.

  9. Crookston MN
    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Beach’s passing, I know him from when he would Substitute for Mrs. Anderson’s extra study class. I would like to send my dearest sympathies and wish comfort and healing to all the members of his family and to all those who knew him.

  10. FARGO N.D
    .Sorry for your lost. Terry was hell of a
    good person. I remember playing football with him at goog old Hillsboro
    High.
    May God bless you and your family.
    Larry

  11. Detroit Lakes, MN
    So Sorry to see Terry’s obit in the Fargo Forum, I had no idea he was even sick. Trish, I wish you the very best and Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this time of great sorrow.

  12. Trish, You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as you have the services this evening and tomorrow.
    God bless you and your family,
    Love,
    Pam

  13. Moorhead MN
    Trish and Family: We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Terry. Lynn enjoyed working with him at the Fire Station and we always enjoyed talking with the two of you when we met at Dave’s. Please be comforted knowing that Terry is no longer suffering but is with God in heaven and we all hope to join him someday. Ken and Lynn Brown

  14. Dilworth mnTrish and family,

    So sorry for your loss, he was such a great man, he will be missed by many. He did such a great job with the kids at school.

  15. Butte MTDear Trish, Laura, Sally and family,
    We are so very, very sorry to hear of the passing of Terry. You all were/are such great neighbors growing up. My mom (Bobbie and Bob Krag) still live down the street. When I was home last year mom and I were out for a walk and saw you (Trish), and Terry. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time!
    Take care.
    Nicole, Mike, and Hutchens Welker

  16. Moorhead MN
    Trish and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Terry. You have always been such great neighbors. Just wanted you to all know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything.

    My deepest sympathy.
    Bobbie

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