Thorman Frafjord

Thorman “Terry” Edwin Frafjord, 87, of Moscow, Idaho died Feb. 2, 2013 at his home.

Thorman Frafjord

Posted Feb. 8, 2013

Thorman “Terry” Edwin Frafjord, 87, of Moscow, Idaho died Feb. 2, 2013 at his home. Terry was born May 5, 1925 in Golden Valley, N.D. He was the son of Borge and Hannah (Mjolhus) Frafjord.

Terry worked as a ranch hand in North Dakota before joining the United States Army. He proudly served during WWII. After his honorable discharge Terry returned to North Dakota where he worked as a mechanic for the International Harvester Company in Halliday, N.D. While in North Dakota Terry met ShirleyAnn Sivesind and they were married Dec. 21, 1954 in Dunn Center, N.D. Together they had two sons and raised the family in North Dakota until 1968 when they moved to Moscow, Idaho.

In Moscow Terry worked as a diesel mechanic for the International Harvester Co., before working for the Moscow School District in transportation and school bus maintenance.

Terry loved working in his yard, reading (especially western books), studying WWII history, and he especially enjoyed his morning coffee with friends at the Breakfast Club. Terry was also an active member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Moscow.

Terry will be remembered as a man that was always willing and quick to help anyone in need.

He is survived by his loving wife ShirleyAnn of the family home in Moscow, Idaho; two sons Michael (Lori) Frafjord of Rosemount, Minnesota, and Dean (Shannon) Frafjord of Puyallup, Washington; seven grandchildren Jaret (Erica) Frafjord of Oregon City, Oregon, Karissa (Chris) Jacobson of Spokane, Washington, Lucas Frafjord of Rosemount, Minnesota, Thomas Frafjord of Rosemount, Minnesota, Peter Frafjord of Rosemount, Minnesota, Kristen Frafjord of Puyallup, Washington, and Cassidy McCrabb of Puyallup, Washington; four great-grandchildren Kjersti Jacobson of Spokane, Washington, Chloe Jacobson of Spokane, Washington, Lukas Frafjord of Oregon City, Oregon, Markus Frafjord of Oregon City, Oregon; one brother Ervin (Jane) Frafjord of Fruita, Colorado; three sisters Helen Frafjord of Elgin, North Dakota, Esther Brunmeier of Golden Valley, North Dakota, and Alice (Lambert) Kastrow of Hebron, North Dakota; and numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Jorine Burkhardt, one infant brother Donald Frafjord, and one infant granddaughter Catherine Frafjord.

A memorial service was held Thursday Feb. 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, Idaho with Pastor Randall Nicolai officiating.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to Family Home Care and Hospice, 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd. #850 Pullman WA 99163.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel and on-line condolences may be made at

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