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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Terrance "Terry" J. Carlsen
October 5, 1952 - January 4, 2019

Place of Birth: Wolf Point, MT
Residence: SIdney, Montana
Age: 66

Terrance “Terry” was born on October 5, 1952, in Wolf Point, MT the son of John and Phyllis (Colbert) Carlsen. He grew up and attended schools in Richey. While in high school Terry participated in high school rodeos as a saddle bronc rider. After graduation he was recruited to be one of numerous cowboys that traveled to upstate New York to work at the Dude Ranches there running horse barn and rodeoing. Terry did this for 2 years, 1972 and 1973. On his 2nd trip to New York, he met Patti Helwig. When he returned to Montana that fall, after the season was over, she followed shortly after. He continued to pursue his Bronc Riding traveling around Eastern Montana. They were married on November 30, 1974, living in Sidney for a short time before moving to Brockway to work on the Eisinger Cattle Ranch. When his father became ill, they moved back to the family farm north of Richey. While there they had two sons, Jesse and Jamie. In the spring of 1979, the family moved to Sidney and for 40 years, Terry worked in the oil field for numerous companies. In 1992, he was able to find a place outside of town to get back into his passion of horses. Terry broke and trained numerous colts and after a while he turned to team roping. He and his son, Jamie and families, were members of the Sidney Saddle Club. The next best thing to come for Terry, were his grandchildren, Ben, Abby, and Bella and Nathan and Danny. He loved playing with them and teaching them. Terry retired in early October of 2018, with plans to continue doing the things he love and spending time with his grandchildren, who meant so much to him. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving him are: his wife, Patti Carlsen, Sidney, MT; his sons, Jesse (Amy) Carlsen, Bismarck, ND and Jamie (Jennifer) Carlsen, Sidney, MT; his brothers, Jim (Jamie) Carlsen, Sidney, MT and Les (Sally) Carlsen, Circle, MT; his brother-in-law, Mike Landers, Miles City, MT; his grandchildren, Ben, Nathan, Danny, Abbigail “Abby” and Isabelle “Belle”; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John “Jack” Carlsen and his sister, Patricia “Pat” Landers.
Terry passed away on Friday evening, January 4, 2019, while clearing trees on his land in rural Sidney.

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Jamie (Sidney, MT)
Jan 6, 2019
I will miss our phone conversations, your smile and your laugh. Rest well Terry...
Karen Carlsen Loomis (Rosemount, MN)
Jan 7, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Terry. We haven't seen him in many years due to military service and distance. I remember him as a quiet kind man. We are sending our sincerest sympathy to you.
Denise Rossol (Sidney, Mt)
Jan 7, 2019
Patty, Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your entire fsmily. Holding you all in our hearts and keeping you all in our prayers! Ken & Denise83630
Pat Knipp (Dickinson, ND)
Jan 7, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Terry at ConocoPhillips. I will never forget Terry's sense of humor his infectious smile and his up-beat spirit. Terry always had a friendly "hello" to share and was fun to work with. My deepest condolences to his family. Terry will be greatly missed.
Dick and Andrea Davidson (Sidney, MT)
Jan 7, 2019
Patty, So sorry to hear about Terry. Our condolences go out to your family. He will be missed.
Dan KIrkpatrick (Billings, Montana)
Jan 7, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of Terry's passing. He was a good spirit who was quick to share a smile and kind words. Blessings and peace to the Carlsen family.
Keith Bailey (Elizabeth , CO)
Jan 7, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Terry was a good man and always a pleasure to be around. I pray for God's comfort on the Carlsen family.
Chris Ellis (Surrey, North Dakota )
Jan 7, 2019
I grew up with Jamie and Jesse and was at the Carlsen’s place a lot over the years. Terry was a good man and his opinions and thoughts always mattered to me, I never wanted to disappoint him and always looked forward to seeing what he had to say. He was always quick with smile and joke, and as a kid I wasn’t to sure if he was joking or serious. I learned a lot from him and was saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with the Carlsen family ( Patty, Jesse, Jamie).
Ivy Carlsen (Bothell, Washington)
Jan 7, 2019
May you keep close in your hearts all the good memories. We always looked forward to our annual trip to the farm to play with our cousins and the animals. Terry will be remembered with great fondness and am sorry for your loss. Peace and Love
Mary Norgard (Sidney, MT)
Jan 8, 2019
Patty and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary and Gale
Missy (Carroll) Brown
Jan 9, 2019
Patty, James & Jesse...I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Terry was a good man. Sending thoughts and prayers.
Ken & Emily Hoff (Sidney)
Jan 10, 2019
Patti and family, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gary and Mary (Tarrytown, New York)
Jan 10, 2019
Patty,Jesse,Jamie and family, Our hearts are broken for all of you. Know that we are thinking of you and wish we were there. Love Gary and Mary
Kyle A Smith (Piedmont, SC)
Jan 11, 2019
Patti- you are in my prayers, constantly. I know that there are no words. Just know that I'm here for you. Call anytime, or even come on down. I hope that you are holding up as best as you can. I love you!
Kyle
Carolyn Kihm (Tarrytown, NY)
Jan 11, 2019
Dear Patti
I know there are no words that I can offer to help you through this difficult time; just know that you are in my thoughts.
Barbara Pirrie (Glendive, MT)
Jan 12, 2019
I am so heart broken to hear this news. He was such a great guy. My heart is with all of you.
Judy Jensen
Jan 13, 2019
Patti and family.....I am so sorry for your loss ....you know how much your friends care about you and you will all be in my prayers. I was heartbroken to learn of Terry’s recent retirement with such a short time to enjoy it.....my heart goes out to you. Love, Judy
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