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Terry Kooren

April 02, 1954 - June 27, 2013

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Recovery Worship, 3910 25th St S, Fargo, ND.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Terry Kooren

April 02, 1954 - June 27, 2013


Beard cheese soup, a love for family, a zest for life and laughter are things Terry Dean Kooren was known for. Terry was born on April 2, 1954 in Dickinson, ND to Ramona and Henry Kooren. He had a great deal of friends and seemed to know someone where ever he went. He made sure that his family always had known they were loved and looked out for.

Terry passed away on Thursday June 27th in Hawley MN. Since he was an avid fisherman he was blessed to spend his last days at his beloved lakes surrounded by his family. He is survived by his mother Ramona Kooren. His brothers Dennis, Jeff and Greg. His children, Heather, Kyle, Chris and Angela. He is also survived by four beautiful grandchildren and numerous other friends and family.

I hear Heaven has some great fishing this time of year, Dad.


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  1. Debi Nelson says:

    Moorhead MN
    I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother Terry. My condolences go out to you and your family. This getting older stuff really can suck, doesn’t it?
    Take care of yourself.
    Debi Nelson

  2. Sue Standfield says:

    Lake Park Mn Terry’s family so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great friend.
    RIP Terry, you will be missed.

  3. James Warner says:

    Clovis CAI am a second cousin to Terry.God be with you Terry and the Lord Bless all of your family. Love and Peace be with you,James Warner(California)

  4. Wayne and Sally Geiss says:

    Hawley MnOur prays go out to the family and are sorry for there lost. We will always remember terry as a great chef.

  5. Greg Kooren says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    A beloved friend, Uncle, Brother, Son, Father and Grandfather, Terry wore many different hats in life. As far as work goes I think his favorite was that of a chef’s hat. For decades he was paid to do what he loved as a passion but for his whole life he cooked to please others with his culinary skills, hoping to please all who tasted whatever his creation of the day was. Be it something simple or to the edge of exotic, nothing pleased him more than to hear approval from his lucky recipients. His fish head soup did NOT garner everyone’s approval but at least we can say that we had tried it because of him.

    Another hat that he loved to wear was that of a fisherman. Terry was a fierce competitor at many things, including foosball, but he loved the early morning hours, while many others still slept, to find the dream spot to catch the dream fish. With the sun slowly creeping up, the serene solitude and quietness gave him a sense of tranquility that I’ve never seen in him during any other of his endeavors. A calm satisfaction and an easy grin gave all around him a sense of well being.

    The hat Terry took the most pride in though was to be able to call himself Father to his children. Heather, Kyle, Chris, and Angela all turned out to be more than he could have hoped for and expressed this to no end. Though separated from them at times he always loved to hear from them and expound about how truly wonderful they are.

    And so Terry I say to you. Find that dream spot, save me a seat, and we’ll go after that dream fish together.

    Brother and friend forever

    Greg Kooren

  6. Terry and Darla Julin says:

    Moorhead MN
    Our sympathies and prayers to Terry’s family.

  7. Rick Sakshaug says:

    Stuarts Draft VirginiaDennis, Ramona, Jeff, Greg and family, So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of hanging out at your house with all you guys. I can’t imagine the loss of a brother or a son. Our hearts ache for you guys and our prayers are with you. May God grant you peace through this tough time in your lives. Rick and Cindy Sakshaug

  8. Shelly Dauner says:

    Rest in peace Terry! You will be missed!

  9. Brenda Kooren says:

    WEST FARGO I’m very sorry for your loss. Terry enjoy fishing at lake 15 and his cooking was very good. His heart was always in the right place when it comes to family & friends.
    God bless you all.

  10. christine bates says:

    St. cloud mni want send out my prayers and my sympathy to terry’s family. ramona im so sorry to hear about terry. he was a great guy. he helped me out a few years back get through some bad times when i was in prairie st. johns. i will miss him very much!!! to his children i want to let you know how great your dad was. he was very kind,gentle, loving and caring. he talked how proud he was of his children. to greg,dennis (karen),jeff(amy).terry was a pretty special guy. he loved you guys very much!!! greg im so sorry that you lost terry. i know he will be watching over his family. he is now in peace. with much love, christine bates God bless you all

  11. DuaneFredricks says:

    Moorhead Minn.Terry was a great chef,and fisherman I learned a lot from this man,the world will be a sadder place with his passing.My condolences to his family

  12. T. Turner says:

    To the Kooren family:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Losing our loved ones is distressing because we naturally want to keep living happily with our family and friends. (Ecclesiastes 3:11) It’s comforting to know that God has experienced the pain of death himself and understands how we feel. (1 Peter 5:7) Thankfully, our Creator has promised to change conditions on earth and in humans so that very soon we will be able to enjoy life forever, without ever again having to experience sickness, pain, sadness, or death. (Romans 5:21 Revelation 21:3, 4) He has also provided a sure hope that we will be able to see our loved ones alive and well again. (John 5:28, 29)

    May you have comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  13. Jennifer Salveson says:

    Erskine MN
    I was so honored to get to know Terry a few years back. He was always upbeat, an amazing cook and I looked up to him as a mentor. I only got to know him for a short time of our lives but it was certainly an HONOR! I will miss seeing him on Tuesday nights!

  14. Wayne & Julia Knauss says:

    May God bless you all and the angels be with you. We are praying for you and know the Lord is good.

  15. Wayne & Julia Knauss says:

    God be with you all. We love ya all and praying for you all. May the angels be with you and God bless.

  16. Dennis Kooren says:

    You are now watching over us Terry. Enjoy your peace. With all my love,your brother forever.

  17. Sean Kooren says:

    Love you Terry. See you in the next life.

  18. Jim & Lisa Wagner & family says:

    South Heart, ND
    We are sorry about Terry’s passing. We know he will be at peace and with his dad, Uncle Carl and Aunt Irene.

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