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Tami Coenen, 63, of Crary, ND, spread her angel wings July 17th, 2022 at Sanford Health in Fargo. 

Tami was born July 16th, 1959 to Jo Ellen Reed and Dale Duerksen in Helena, Montana. Tami attended various schools due to her father’s Air Force career, but finally settled down with the love of her life, Rory, in Crary, ND in 1996. She worked most of her life as a nurse as they raised three daughters and welcomed 11 grandchildren. Tami was known for her incredibly kind heart. She was always willing to lend an ear and helping hand to anyone in need. She was known for showing her kindness, sometimes in unconventional ways- picking up hitchhikers and befriending strangers. She was never too proud to love. She never failed to text or call for any and all special occasions. Tami thoroughly enjoyed gardening, working on diamond paintings, camping, and spending time with the family who she adored so much. 

Tami is survived by her husband and partner of 46 years, Rory Coenen, her daughters Destiney Sandvik (Jeremy) of Devils Lake, Sarah Coenen (Randy Minnerup) of Devils Lake, and Samantha Bilbruck (Tyler) of Hot Springs, SD. She is also survived by sisters Dawna Camden and Tawnya Duerksen, brother Alan Duerksen, in addition to many step siblings. She also leaves behind grandchildren Paige Dahlen (Chris), Wyatt Sandvik, Brett Longie, Brody Sandvik, Payton Coenen, Shelby Minnerup, Shayla Minnerup, Griffin Sandvik, Colton Vigil, Brynlee Minnerup, and Emmett Minnerup, father in law Jackie Coenen, sister in law Rhonda Comer, brother in law Robert (Lynda) Coenen. She also left herself in the hearts of countless friends, cousins, nieces, nephews, and anyone she came across. 

She is preceded in death by her mother Jo Ellen Reed, father Dale Duerksen, sister Wendy Duerksen, brother Robert Duerksen, and mother in law Ruthie Coenen. 

Tami’s Visitation will be Monday, July 25, 2022 from Noon – 1:00PM followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

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18 Comments

  1. Rory and family – thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May all of your wonderful memories lighten your grief as you move forward.

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  2. I am so sorry for your family’s loss she was an amazing person and her memories won’t be forgotten

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  3. Rory, Destiney, Sarah, and Samantha…my heart goes out to each of you during this sad time…your mom was one remarkable lady. I enjoyed visiting with her, and loved being her neighbor in McVille. I enjoyed watching Destiny and Sarah..Tammy was truly a kind, sweet person. I will always remember her smile…hope you all can find peace and know she will always be with each of you in your hearts and in memories forever ..hugs to all !!

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  4. So sorry for your loss

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  5. Our sympathies to you, Rory, and your family.

    Marcus & Marianne (Pewe) Windingland

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  6. Sorry for the loss thoughts and prayers are with you during the time of loss

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  7. Rory, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please take care of yourself, Cuz. God bless.

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  8. Rory, I am sorry for your loss my friend prayers to the family DJ

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  9. I’m sorry for you my friend, prayers to you and your family Rob.

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  10. So sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to you in this difficult time.

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  11. My thoughts and prayers to you, Rory and your family during this very difficult time. You have a strong, supportive family to lean on. Your girls are the best. Take care my cuz, and God bless. Kim Pewe.

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  12. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all!

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  13. If there is anything I can do let me know. When I was a new nurse- I cherished working with your mom. I have often held her name as one that loved to teach and was kind to others.

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  14. Tammy always met you with a smile. Thoughts and prayers are with you Rory and family.

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  15. Rory, I am so sorry for your family at this time. Take care of each other – my sincere condolences to all.

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  16. We’re so sorry for your loss. Our condolences from the Wilson family to Rory and your family. We have such great memories with all of you.

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  17. Destiny and Sarah- Loved your Mom and you are in my thoughts and prayers as I understand your loss. I have great memories of working with all 3 of you.

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  18. Sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathy to you and family.

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