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Terrill Brenno

Jul 10, 2021

Aug. 2, 1950-June 20, 2021

Terrill Brenno born Au-

gust 2, 1950 at Good

Samaritan Hospital in

Rugby, North Dakota died

on June 20, 2021 at Trini-

ty hospital in Minot,

North Dakota. Parents

were Doreen and Herman

Brenno. Terrill was raised

in Fillmore, N.D. where

he attended school until

grade 8. He chose to at-

tend Rugby High School.

While in High School he

was privileged to be part

of the rock band The

Wonders of Confusion. He

treasured every moment

of the time he spent with

the band. After High

School he attended the

University of North Dako-

ta where he met his wife

Gerry. They married in

1972. After earning his

degree Terry and Gerry

moved to Devils Lake,

N.D. where he worked as

a Vocational Rehabilita-

tion Counselor. In this

time the Brenno family

expanded to five adding

three wonderful children:

Jennifer, Jon, and Jared.

Terry continued his work

helping others through his

employment with Lake

Region Corporation work-

ing with adults with spe-

cial needs. He eventually

was appointed Chief Exe-

cutive Officer. After

several years there he de-

cided to become a Nurs-

ing Home Administrator.

Terry and Gerry moved

back to Rugby in 2004 and

he became the Nursing

Home Administrator at

Dunseith Community

Nursing home and

worked there until his

death. He strived to en-

sure the safety and happi-

ness of the nursing home


Terry continued with

his music by connecting

with former Rugby musi-

cians forming the band

Selective Memory which

was a great source of

pride for him.

Terry is survived by his

wife Gerry, daughter Jen-

nifer Ivers and grandson

Evan, son Jared, his wife

Katie and grandson

Matthew. He will join his

son Jon and dog Roy. He

will be missed by many —

he was a force to be

reckoned with.

Memorial services will

be held at 2:00 p.m. on

Saturday, June 17, 2021 at

the Rugby Eagles Club,

followed by lunch, fellow-

ship and music. Donovan

Foughty, Officiating. Buri-

al will take place on Sun-

day in the Persilla Watts

Cemetery, Rugby.

Urn Bearers: Carl Wei-

mer, Brian Weimer, Glen

Olsen, Jan Stroupe, John

Mitchell, Chaun Foughty,

Steve Gilbertson, Larry

Bennet, Collin Evenson,

Jack Zaleski, Lowell Rom-

fo, Delwin Hager, Terry

Jelsing, Jowl Bratten and

Guy Harper

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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