It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of William "Billy" Ternes, 58, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. Billy peacefully departed this world on January 16, 2024, surrounded by his cherished family at his side.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM, Wednesday, January 24 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00PM, with a prayer service starting at 7:00PM, Tuesday, January 23 at Parkway Funeral Service.
Born on July 24, 1965, in Bismarck, North Dakota, Billy was the son of William and Clendora Ternes. He grew up in Bismarck and attended the local public schools, graduating from Century High School in 1983. Continuing his education, Billy pursued his passion for the arts and attended a college in Portland, Oregon. He also acquired further knowledge at St. Mary's College and Minot State College where he graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science of General Studies.
Following his studies, Billy embarked on a fulfilling career. He initially worked as a Manager at Sioux Sporting Goods and Hawktree Golf Club transitioning to Maurice Sporting Goods, where he excelled as a sales specialist. Billy's professional journey was paralleled by his love for the great outdoors. He found solace and joy in hunting, fishing, golfing, and passionately supporting the Vikings football team. Billy was an artist at heart and he specialized in carving stone into beautiful sculptures.
Among his life's greatest blessings was his marriage to the love of his life, Susie Randall. They exchanged vows on December 4th, 2004 and shared an unbreakable bond. Together, they embarked on countless adventures, indulging in their shared passion for outdoor pursuits. In celebration of Susie's 50th birthday, Billy treated her to an Alaskan Vacation, where they joyfully engaged in halibut fishing.
Billy leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. He is survived by his devoted wife, Susie; loving children, Dustin (Mari) Randall and Cody Randall; adored granddaughter, Aliani, all of Bismarck; sisters, Jane Thingelstad, Brownsburg, IN, and Jean (Mark) Spiekermeier; Vergas, MN; brothers, Bruce (Patty) Ternes Rockford, MN, and Blaine (Shar) Ternes Washington, NC; his mother, Clendora Ternes, Brownsburg IN; sister and brother-law, Rose and William Pfeifer, Mandan ND; and his fury little buddy Lindy Little Joe, his English Setter. He also leaves behind numerous special nieces, nephews, and friends who held a special place in his heart.
Billy now joins his beloved father, William Ternes, his father and mother-in-law, Norman and Arvilla Franz; his grandparents, Burton and Jacoba Havens and Emanual and Aurora Ternes; and his fury friend Mitzue in eternal peace.
Billy's departure has left a void in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. May his kind spirit, adventurous nature, and unwavering love live on in the memories he created. As we mourn his loss, let us find comfort in the knowledge that he is now at peace, forever watching over us.
Rest in peace, dear Billy. You will be profoundly missed, but never forgotten.