Terry Steinhouse

terry steinhouse
Terry Lee “Hoss” Steinhouse Sr. (70) passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday March 8, 2018 in Fargo. Terry was born to Elvin and Esther (Chapman) Steinhouse on October 1, 1947 in Jamestown North Dakota. He graduated from West Fargo High School in 1965 where he proudly starred in football and wrestled as “Hoss”! Following high school, Terry entered the US Army, training at Fort Lewis in Washington State and was stationed overseas in Korea. During this time, he met the love of his life Annella (Hall) and the two were wed on May 7, 1971 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fargo, North Dakota. Terry and Ann made their home in Fargo and raised their family of five children. Terry worked at Mitchell’s TV on Broadway before he began working at Appliance Parts, Inc. for 25 years. He most recently worked at Bauer Built Tires for 12 years. Terry was a carrier at The Forum for 33 years where he was fiercely dedicated to his routes and known for his punctuality. Terry was an avid sports fan, enjoying the Vikings, Twins and Wild. He played in a fast and slow pitch softball league for many years as well as bowling league. Terry proudly supported each of children and grandchildren in their many events. When he wasn’t at an event, you would likely find him watching his beloved Westerns, particularly those staring John Wayne. Terry is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Ann, Fargo, ND; five children, Terry Jr. (Melissa) Steinhouse, Fargo, ND; Tina (Chris Dodge) Steinhouse, Fargo, ND; Tim (Erin) Steinhouse, Horace, ND; Tony Steinhouse, Fargo, ND; Tammy (Brayden Smith) Steinhouse, Fargo, ND; ten grandchildren, Jordan, Tyler, Donny, Peyton, Justin, Alayna, Kacy, Eli, Braxten and Brady; two sisters, Diane (Charley) Moody, Fall City WA and Janice (Al) Goff of Fargo. He is also survived by his aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was greeted in Heaven by his parents, brother Delbert Steinhouse and sister Ruby Ness. Visitation will be held at Boulger Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 14th from 5-7pm with prayer service celebrating his life immediately following at 7pm. Funeral service will be held at St. Anthony of Padua on Thursday, March 15th at 11am. Terry will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Moorhead, MN.

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  1. I knew Terry as a man that my daughter loved when she became part of your family. I knew him as a man that was quite and held a great pride and love for his wife, children, and his grand children. I saw him as a man that had a great love for his God and I believe he is with him now.
    Even though I was not around him often I will miss him.
    Keep him on your hearts, as memories are what you have now. They should be considered a blessing from God to you at this time of your trial.
    God’s blessings to each of you.

  2. Terry is one of my first cousins and he worked on my parent’s farm in Pettibone, ND during the summers of his high school years. He was the big brother I never had. We had a lot of fun during the summer, and I know my dad appreciated his help. It was always sad when he left to go back to Fargo. Blessed be his memory.

  3. Terry was a man dedicated to his family first and foremost. He loved my sister Annie without a doubt. We have known him for the past 50 years as a man of few words, a dedicated worker, good cook and friend to many. We had good times and sad times. He enjoyed sports played by his kids and grandkids and was there to support their efforts. He loved them all.
    Terry was dedicated to making sure his children had a good Catholic education and helped with projects at St. Anthony’s Church. We shared worship and sacraments together. We were part of their wedding as they were part of ours at St. Anthony’s. That is where we will say our final goodbyes to him this week for the last time. Go with God, Terry.

  4. Steinhouse Family,
    My deepest Sympathy,along
    with my Prayers go out to your
    My niece played hockey with the girls,
    seems like forever ago.
    Know that your Husband,Dad,Grandpa,etc..
    will be watching over his family,
    Watch for signs,messages from him.
    I Pray the Lord gives your Family
    Strength in this time of Loss,
    God Bless,
    Dawn Schmechel

  5. I will miss seeing Terry at family picnics, always quietly cooking at the grill and cleaning up. If you asked him if he needed help, he would say “nope, it’s my job”
    To my sister Annie, children and grandchildren, I wish you quick passage through the painful mourning He will be with you in spirit at every practice, every game, and every family holiday and get together Your joy wil come in speaking his name and reminiscing
    Love and prayers

  6. I’ll never forget the Sportcenter highlight play Senior made at the Madison field. It is kind of prophetic as the role hockey ended up playing in his later years with all of the Steinhouse clan hockey to come. The crack of the bat, there goes Terry senior running full speed with his back to the ball. Terry turns around to backpedal he has tracked and timed the ball pefectly. As he backpedals into the mound used to contain the ice skating rink and begins to fall backwards…here comes that ball like a ninja warrior his glove hand slices through the air… Terry momentarily is gone to everyone in the infield and stands. Splayed out flat on his back the glove hand stabs triumphantly skyward with a homer stealing snatch. You’re out comes the call from back towards old Madison school. I reach down my hand and the ninja allows me to assist him upright again with a grin as big as Texas.
    “Old man strength Mehl. You may understand it one day” a prophet and a ninja! God blessed the family with Terry Sr. I know he will live on in all of you! Be a light…

  7. Annie and family. We are so sorry about Terry. I will always remember that laugh and smile he had. He will be with Joanie and Gary now. Rest In Peace Terry.

  8. So sorry to hear about your loss of Terry. Be assured of my prayers for him and your family. May he Rest In Peace.

  9. There is nothing more important when our eartly lives have passed then to have been a fantastic family person and friend. Terry was that. Peace to his family and friends. Mary Hall, sister in law.

  10. Worked with Terry at Mitchell’s TV doing deliveries with him. He was always a lot of fun to be around. When Terry was at Appliance parts I would run into him and he talked about his kids and what they were doing. A truly wonderful person.

  11. My dearest friend Ann and family,
    May God’s love hold you all close to comfort you for the loss of your loving Husband and Father.
    Grief is like the ocean, sometimes it comes in waves, sometimes cam, sometimes overwhelming.
    Some days just take the time to breathe.
    Love Bettie

  12. Reene and I were friends of Ann,We knew of Terry as a loving husband and family man. May the love of god be with the Steinhouse family during the loss of there dear Terry.

  13. Ann,
    Sorry to hear about Terry. What a fun loving person. You both were always smiling and fun. Fond memories of all the softball games we shared. Our best to you and your family.
    Charlie and Elaine

  14. Dearest Ann and Family, my sincerest, heartfelt sympathy in the sudden loss of Terry (loving husband and father/grandfather). I am away on vacation visiting my brothers in Arizona when I heard the news by my daughter Janel, a dear, dear friend of Tony through all their years of school together and a great friendship. I am so sorry I won’t be able to be there with the family for the service, but do know that all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers and a hug goes out to each and every one of you, and that you will find comfort in the many, many wonderful memories to treasure forever. God so loves you and will always be with you, as He has promised. I thought a lot of Terry over the many, many years our families shared times of faith and the growing up years of our children, and many laughs. Again, my heartfelt sympathy.

  15. Ann. I am so sorry to hear about Terry. I really enjoyed visiting with him at our Class Reunion. He wad so patient while you visited with all your high school friends. The two of you always seemed so happy. Terry had a beautiful smile. He will be truely missed by so many. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sheila

  16. My uncle Terry was one of my greatest mentors while I was growing up. I remember spending weekends watching Terry play softball tournaments. He was avid sportsman, family man and BBQ Chef. I appreciated Terry on my sidelines watching my football, baseball games. Terry was a good handyman and always willing to assist with any project. I am so glad and appreciated the time I had with Terry and will miss him so very much.
    May God bless my uncle Terry and may he rest in peace.

  17. I had the pleasure of working with Terry for 4 years at Bauer Built Tire. He always made me smile. I miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ann and the family.


  18. I’m sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. I was the UPS driver when I met Terry at Appliance Parts. He was always cheerful when he greeted me at the door, he helped me unload my packages. My deepest condolences to the Steinhouse family. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless.

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