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Terry M. Nokken


Terry M. Nokken, 55, of East Gull Lake, MN, formerly Moorhead, MN passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Methodist Campus, Rochester, MN.

Terry was born February 20, 1967 in Fargo, ND to Marc and Shirley (Steen) Nokken. He graduated from Moorhead High School in 1985 and began farming on the family farm shortly after graduation. He attended NDSU where he pursued a degree in Agricultural Science.

Terry transitioned from actively farming to leasing and managing the farm land at 38 years old when he moved to California. He loved spending time at the beach and having his family and friends visit. Later on he moved from California to the Brainerd Lakes Area to be closer to his children.

Spending time with his children and grandchildren was one of his greatest pleasures. They were his pride and joy and always brought a beaming smile to his face. He enjoyed working out, golfing, hunting, snowmobiling, watching Nascar, and spending time at the lake on his pontoon.

Terry was a patient, kind, loving man with a heart of gold who was always willing to help anyone. He loved unconditionally and was always willing to lend a listening ear. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

He is survived by his children; Shelby (Jake) Deitchler, St. Michael, MN, Sean (Kelly) Nokken, Brainerd, MN, parents; Marc and Shirley Nokken, Moorhead, MN; 5 grandchildren, Ava Baron, Bodie Deitchler, Ryker Deitchler, Everly Deitchler, Archer Nokken; siblings, Michael (Jenny Carnes) Nokken, Crosslake, MN, Susan (Per) Hjalmarsson, Bozeman, MT, Linda (John) Tupa, Moorhead, MN, Lisa (fiancé Paul Jeffries) Nokken, Moorhead, MN and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be starting at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 9, 2022 with a Sharing of Memories at 6:00 P.M. at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.

Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.

Interment: Moorhead Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, MN.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at

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