Raymond Morrell


Raymond Morrell, 85, St. Anthony, died March 25, 2020 in a Bismarck hospital. His remains have been cremated, a private ceremony is pending, coordinated through Bismarck Funeral Home.

Born March 13, 1935, in St Anthony, ND, to Erasmus and Theresa (Wetsch) Morrell, Raymond grew up on the family farm. He was engaged in all things revolving around crops and cattle; it was what he enjoyed. Raymond worked many jobs through the years, but he always came back to crops and cattle. He was referred to as the ‘last of the drifting cowboys’ as he worked numerous farm and ranch operations between Mandan, St Anthony, Solen, and Carson. Raymond also truly enjoyed a good deal at a good auction.

He married Irene Bullinger in 1957 and, together, had eight (8) children; Cynthia (Roger) Sargent (Littleton, CO), Maria (deceased, 1959), Shirley (Tim) Kokkeler (Bismarck), Roger (Donna) Morrell (Tappen), Victoria (Dennis) Ziegelman (Sterling), Thomas (deceased, 1987), Raymond S (Mary) Morrell (Mandan), and Christine (Mike) Ridley (Fargo). They divorced in 1976.  Raymond is also survived by two brothers, Anton ‘Tony’ (Bismarck) and Edward (Billings), his sister Hildegard Schmidt and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two children Maria and Thomas, two sisters; Josephine (1929) and Eva (1930) and three brothers; Mike (1999), Frank (2006), and William ‘Bill’ (2003).

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