Terry Lewis


Terry Lewis, 68, of Bismarck, passed away April 29, 2023, unexpectedly at his home.

A visitation will be held Thursday, May 4, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 PM.

Terry was born on June 13, 1954, to Milo and Phyllis (Kalweit) Lewis in Bismarck, ND.

Terry worked at Hedahls, as well as working as a printer at The Bismarck Tribune, Flash Printing, United Tribes, and Kmart, retiring in 2020

He lived his entire life in Bismarck.  In his younger years you would find him riding his motorcycle around town and playing in his band, Hickory Wisp.  He also enjoyed camping, boating, spending time collecting antiques and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings.  In his spare time, he enjoyed relaxing on his front porch. His cats were also important to him, having several cats over the years, most recently his beloved kitty, Lilly.

Terry will be lovingly remembered as a jokester and always having a story to share.

He will be missed by his sons, James Lewis (Joshua Taylor), Winter Haven, FL and Kristofer Doll, Richardton, ND; mother and stepfather, Phyllis and Phil Morrissey, Bismarck; stepmother, Geri Lewis, Bismarck; brother, Mike (Stacey) Lewis Jr. Bismarck; and his cousin, Brenda (Pat) Schmidt, Flower Mound, TX and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Milo “Mike” Lewis; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.



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My sincere condolences to Terry’s family. Terry always spoke kindly of all of you. He always talked about James and Taylor always amazed him with your business. He was always looking at jewelry and getting my opinion on do you think my mom would like this?
You know she loves pretty jewelry.
I did take him to the ER twice for chest pain and sat with him. He had a kind heart and a new joke everyday to keep us smiling. Good memories enjoyed working with him. I’m sorry I can’t be there for his service. I am taking care of my daughter having major surgery in Omaha.
God Bless Julie Denton 🙏

So sorry for all of you-I care, take care🥲

Working with Terry at Tribes for so many years made every day at work so fun. The humor never stopped. We always kept in touch by phone and frequently reminisced over the crazy and hard times we had while working together. I could write a book about the stories and puns he shared. I was so impressed by how much he loved his Mother and spoke to here every day. Terry was a good friend with a huge heart. I will miss those chats and definitely the belly laughs. I wish you would have had more years. Rest In Peace in God’s Loving Hands My Friend. You are Home.

James and family, we are sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. The Landry’s, Barry and Teresa