07 Oct Raymond Heidt
Raymond Heidt, 66, of Bismarck, ND, passed away on October 6, 2022, at Sanford Health, Bismarck.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Church of St. Anne’s, Bismarck, ND. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck, ND. A livestream of the service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.
Visitation will be held Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck, with a Rosary at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Raymond (Ray) Anton Heidt, 66, went to heaven with the angels Thursday morning Oct. 6, 2022, with his wife Henri, sons and grandchildren at his side.
Ray was born on Nov. 19, 1955, to George and Georgianna (Obritschkewitsch) Heidt in Lemmon, SD where he was raised until age 6 when the family moved to Jamestown. Ray attended St. John’s Academy and graduated from Jamestown High School class of 1974. He then attended BSC Power Plant Technology Program.
Ray married the love of his life Henrietta (Henri) Ternes on April 16, 1977, and together raised two sons Justin and Ryan with love. Ray was a man who wore many hats and was a man of many talents. He always said, “If you don’t find him handsome find him handy.”
Ray retired from the NDSP on Feb. 1, 2022, after 35 and a half years of service. He was a construction supervisor of the latest addition of the penitentiary, a job he was very proud of and talked about often. Ray loved playing pranks on the unsuspecting construction workers, if you were pranked by Ray, you know who you are. Ray’s slowing down years to retirement were spent working with the clinic staff a position he was proud of. He says he was frequently known as “The grumpy old man”.
He was involved as a den leader, developing the Bismarck Little League, and participated in the Cops and Kids fishing. He was cofounding member of the B/S lodge. Ray was a board member with the rural fire department and was an avid collector of License plates.
Ray’s love for life took him on many journey’s. He designed and built our forever family home in 1984, a construction project he was forever proud of. He lived in the country giving his sons space to roam and enjoy wide open space. Ray’s favorite times were spent with his family and friends building memories. Through the many years we enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, camping, going on family trips, limo rides and going on trips with friends. Ray’s favorite times were spent with his 5 grandchildren at Lake Tschida Cabin. He loved to take them fishing, tubing and just spending Grandpa time building memories with each one of them. He also had adopted grandchildren who he loved to entertain at the cabin.
Ray will be missed by his wife, Henri; son, Justin (Robbyn) and their children, Jordan Kramer, (great granddaughter), Norma Kramer, Jada and Kylen Heidt, son Ryan (Joni) and their children, Hailey Graff and Remington Heidt; 5 brothers, Roger (Diane) Rich (Kathleen Dalhum) Russ, Dean (Mary) and Dave (Cathy); 2 sisters, Lavonne (Steve) Bender and Marietta Heidt; sister-in-law, Sam Heidt; father-in-law, Baldwin Ternes; his in-laws, Leonelle (Mike) Garr, Terry (Lorrie) Ternes, Dina (Dennis) Ferderer, Deb (Lelyn) Will, Bob (Brenda) Ternes, Mary (Dean) Heidt, Trish (Dewey) Helbling; sister-in-law, Sandra Ternes, Aggie Eastham, Stephanie Ternes, Connie (Randy) Friesz, Scott Ternes and Roxanne Drogan and many nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends and co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Georgia Heidt; brothers, Randy and Ron; sister-in-law, Nancy; infant sister, Michelle; nephew, Brock Bender; mother-in-law, Irene Ternes; brothers-in-law, Herbie and Joe Ternes; niece, Jasmyn Knipling; and nephew DJ Ferderer.
The family wishes to thank each and every one of you for prayers, love and support throughout Ray’s journey. Always remember to hold those dear to you as we never know what tomorrow may bring. The family asks that we all celebrate Ray’s love of hunting and fishing by wearing hunting and fishing attire to the prayer service and funeral mass.
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