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Terry Rust

June 17, 1955 - April 29, 2021

Celebration of Life

May 07, 2021
10:00 - 12:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Terry Rust

June 17, 1955 - April 29, 2021


Terry Curtis Rust of West Fargo, ND died at the young age of 65. On April 29, 2021 he lost his short, but courageous, battle with cancer, surrounded by a room full of love and good music. He was at peace knowing Donald Trump was no longer President.

Terry was born near a Navy base in Kingsville, Texas to Curtis Rust of Harwood, ND and Cheryl Rust (Buttkey) of Enderlin, ND. He was chronically late to every holiday and family event ever since.

Growing up in a military family, Terry called many places ‘home’ as a child. Their travels took them to Navy bases all over the United States and to Japan. He spent his childhood learning about the world, making new friends, hanging out with cousins, and annoying his three younger sisters any chance he could.

As an adult, Terry followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Navy where he found an undying love for strong, black coffee and the sea. He dedicated twelve years of his life to our country before retiring, ranked Petty Officer First Class.

Terry spent the next few years traveling before returning back to his roots in the Fargo area. Eventually, he welcomed a baby girl who became the only apple of his eye (that is, of course, until his grandchildren arrived many years later).

He spent the next couple of decades going wherever he was needed. He helped many friends and family with their businesses, raised his daughter, and was determined to be the best grandpa ever – we think he succeeded.

Terry was an excellent dancer, an avid reader, a lifelong Vikings fan (poor guy), and a phenomenal darts player. He loved live music, Late Night shows, medical marijuana, and smart women – not necessarily in that order.

He was a man that refused fashion advice and dress codes, but always routed for the underdog. His family will not miss his determination to embarrass us in public, his backseat driving, or his “creative” kitchen concoctions, but will forever be fond of his storytelling and his unique sense of humor. Terry will always be remembered as a keeper of interesting facts, a veteran, an amazing dad, a great friend, brother, and uncle, and as the proudest title he’s ever held – a grandpa.

Terry is survived by his daughter, Cheyenne Kyner (Rust) and son-in-law Austin Kyner of Fargo, ND; his grandchildren Mackori, Micah, and Berkley Kyner of Fargo, ND; his sisters Valerie Rust and family of Eau Claire, WI, Vanessa Skurich (Rust) and family of Elk River, MN, and Vickie Rust and family of Dilworth, MN; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Although he would think it is absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary, a Celebration of Life will be held at Boulger Funeral Home’s Celebration of Life Center on Friday, May 7th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Burial will take place in the Fargo National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please buy a Powerball ticket or go to a concert and have a beer in his honor.


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5 responses to “Terry Rust”

  1. Cheri vraa says:

    Known teri for quite few yrs!

  2. Cheri vraa says:

    Prayers to all! Teri rest in peace!

  3. Stacy and Darwin Adamson says:

    Terry you will be missed by so many! My kids especially, Christa, Nathan and Dustin who you helped raised being their daycare dad! Love you man!!

  4. Gayle Cutler says:

    Our condolences to the family.
    Gayle and Rick Cutler

  5. Juli Foy says:

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. I’m grateful to have known Terry for all these many yrs. He was a great Father & kind hearted friend. He will b greatly missed. May u all find comfort in knowing he is now at peace. Love Juli foy

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