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Theresa Ann "Terri" Troska

March 09, 1944 - April 25, 2020

Graveside Service

May 01, 2020
- 2:00 PM

Holy Cross North Cemetery


Boulger Funeral Home

Theresa Ann "Terri" Troska

March 09, 1944 - April 25, 2020


Theresa “Terri” Ann Troska passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Bethany Nursing Home under hospice care in the presence of her loving companion, Dennis Billadeau.

Terri was born March 9, 1944 in Fargo, ND to Norman W. and Clara M. (Sander) Fertig. In 1962 she graduated from Shanley High School in Fargo and in 1965 Bottineau School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. In July 1965 she married Roger Troska and later divorced.

Throughout Terri’s nursing career she worked at various hospitals in Moorhead MN, South St. Paul MN, Devil’s Lake ND and Austin MN. She was a true care-giver who thoroughly enjoyed taking care of others. During her time as an ICU nurse, many families appreciated her kindness and compassion towards her patients. She was a “Baby Whisperer” who could calm any upset baby and make them happy. Terri was a true humanitarian with a heart of gold and a deep abiding faith.

Terri was a gregarious, extrovert who loved meeting people. She was an incredible cook who created delicious dishes from scratch. She loved the water to go fishing, boating and swimming. Terri was great at preserving memories with her love of photography. She was a master gardener who enjoyed watching plants grow and appreciated her annual trips to the Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa. Best of all, Terri was a wonderful, protective, treasure of a mother to her four children!

Terri is survived by her loving life partner of 25 years, Dennis Billadeau; her children: Michael (Tammy) Troska, Joan (Jeff) Maxfield, Jean Troska and Steven (Melissa) Troska; her grandchildren: Amy, Jessica (Jeff), Jenna (Cory), Isaac (Rujia), Justin, Tyler (Meghan), Jacob, A.J., Hunter and Taryn; her great-granddaughter Olivia; her brother Norman (Andi) Fertig, her sister Sally (Ken) Owen and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Clara and Wayne Brynteson.

Honoring Terri’s love of the outdoors, a graveside service will celebrate her life on May 1, 2020 at 2pm at Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo, ND. The service will be officiated by Father Bill Gerlach.

Terri’s family would like to give our thanks to the Very Special Care Givers at Bethany on University and Ethos Hospice Care for taking such extraordinary care of her!


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8 responses to “Theresa Troska”

  1. Ramona Vogland says:

    My Deepest Sympathy to the family. Prayers for you, Dennis Billadeau.

  2. Brian Billadeau says:

    Sorry for your loss

  3. Ken Owen says:

    My condolences to you, Dennis, and also to you Mike, Jeannie, Joan, and Steve.

  4. Rachel Jones says:

    I’ll always remember my Aunt Terri as a unique individual with a contagious enthusiasm for life. I have many fond memories of her growing up, from summers at Grandma’s lake place to shopping at Walmart. She had a generous heart and vivacious spirit. May she rest in peace.

    My deepest condolences to Dennis and my cousins – Mike, Jean, Joan and Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the Lord bless you all with His peace and healing, now and in the days ahead.

  5. Sally says:

    As Terri’s kid sister, I’m remembering happier days together. My deepest sympathy to Dennis, and all my nieces and nephews, and their families. There was no one in this world quite like your mom.

  6. Anne Polk says:

    I have many wonderful memories of Aunt Terri from sleepovers at their house to summer at the lakes as well as her love for a party. Her photographic memory of events over the years reminded us of all the amazing times we shared together. Her love of writing detailed letters always made us smile and showed us how much she cared. Aunt Terri never missed a special event and stayed in touch with my family over the years . Sending love and condolences to Mike , Steve, Joan , Jean, and Denny.

  7. Colleen Wyzykowski (Owen) says:

    Auntie Terri was always the life of the party! I remember being so excited when I found out she would be babysitting us when we were little because I knew that meant a trip to Bonanza, which was the best! There is no doubt that she loved her family more than anything in the entire world and she never had a shortage of loving words to say to say about them!
    Deepest sympathies to all the family and loved ones!

  8. Victoria Woodard says:

    Love and light to all of Terry’s family! She was an incredible woman, and I am blessed to have known her. I worked in the GI clinic and we would have many, many talks and I just fell in love with her spirit. She will be missed, big hugs to her family.

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