Terri Ann Leddige
Terri Ann Leddige, 71, of Emerado, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Terri was born June 16, 1950, in Oakes, ND, the oldest daughter of Tom & Lee (Klipful) Bjornstad. Her parents owned and operated Bjornstad cafe, laundry mat and later a woman's fashion store named after his girls, Terri Lee Fashion. After winning the title of homecoming queen, she graduated from Oakes High School in 1968. She continued her education at NDSU with a degree in textiles and after graduating in 1972 she made her way up to Grand Forks. Most remember her from her time at Stevenson's & Braun's in the Columbia Mall where she helped numerous husbands pick out the perfect outfit for his wife. All you had to say was you were so and so's husband and you were out the door package in hand. She later switched out clothes for money becoming the vault teller at US Bank. She enjoyed all of her customers and helping anyway she could. She finally retired in 2016 so she could spend more quality time with her husband, daughter and grandchildren.
Terri married the love of her life, David Leddige, on October 12, 1974. They recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. Dave & Terri settled on his family's farm in rural Emerado and were blessed with one daughter, Kylie. "Mother" as Dave loved to call her, enjoyed the farm life, often helping in the field, gardening and eventually loving the pool she argued for years she didn't want. She enjoyed hosting family and friends and everyone often commented about how at home she made you feel. You were always met at the door with a smile and she would stand outside waving as you drove off. She was the BEST mom but she truly found her calling with the title, Grandma, to Rylan & Rylee. Terri's love of flamingos trickled down to her grandson. They would be found "planting" them on Good Friday, finding the perfect spots for them around the pool and flower beds or searching for the perfect new "mingo".
Terri is survived by her husband, Dave; daughter, Kylie (Todd) Tanke of Grafton; grandchildren, Rylan & Rylee; brother, Tom (Mary) Bjornstad of Oakes; sister, Toni (Brent) Ptacek of Oakes; sisters-in-law, Shelly Leddige and LaRae Leddige of Grand Forks; brother-in-law, Mike (Linda) Leddige of Beaverton, OR and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Tom & Lee; parents-in-law, Earl & Maxine (McGrath) Leddige; numerous aunts & uncles.
Funeral Services will be on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Amundson Funeral Home, 2975 S 42nd St. Grand Forks, ND, with visitation/family greeting from 9:30-11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment at Bellvue East Cemetery in Larimore, ND.
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