Terry A. Peterson

Nov. 1, 1948-Feb. 27, 2018

Terry A. Peterson, 69,

Bismarck, ND, passed

away Tuesday, February

27, 2018, at his residence

of natural causes.

Terry was born on No-

vember 1, 1948, at Trinity

Hospital in Minot, the son

of Donald Archie and

Doris Peterson. Terry was

reared and educated in

the Minot area and gra-

duated from Minot High

School 1966. Terry then

attended Minot State

University, graduating

with a teaching degree.

Terry, over summer

months, attended the Uni-

versity of Minnesota, gra-

duating with a Master’s

Degree in adaptive Physi-

cal Education. After gra-

duating from Minot State,

Terry was employed by

the Minot Public Schools

as an Elementary Physical

Education Instructor. Ter-

ry taught for 31 years un-

til his retirement in May

2002. Terry was active in

coaching at the elementa-

ry, middle school and

high school levels. It did

not matter the sport; Terry

coached it. Terry spent a

great deal of time watch-

ing sports and was a regu-

lar at Minot High and

Minot State sporting

events. Terry was active

with the local Sons of

Norway Chapter. Terry

was a member of Bethany

Lutheran Church in

Minot, were he taught for

numerous years as well as

serving on the church

council. Terry enjoyed

arts and crafts and won

numerous ribbons at the

North Dakota State Fair

for his handiwork. In

2011, the Minot flood

caused Terry much hard-

ship and resulted in him

moving to Bismarck to be

closer to family and espe-

cially his niece and


Terry is survived by his

brother Brad (Dr. Chris-

tine) Peterson, Bismarck,

nephew Andrew Thomas,

niece Lauren Grace, both

of Bismarck. Terry is pre-

ceded in his death by his

father Donald Archie,

mother Doris, brothers

Kim and Scott, and

grandparents, Clarence

and Mabel Tharp, Donald

and Alma Peterson. A

memorial service will be

held this spring in Minot.