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Duaine Raeder

September 28, 1931 - July 12, 2015

Funeral Service - Wednesday

July 15, 2015 3:00 P.M.

Eagle Valley Evangelical Free Church, Christine, ND

Visitation - Wednesday

July 15, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Eagle Valley Evangelical Free Church, Christine, ND


Boulger Funeral Home

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Duaine Raeder

September 28, 1931 - July 12, 2015


Duaine E. Raeder, 83, Christine, North Dakota passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health, Fargo surrounded by his family.

Duaine was born September 28, 1931 in Webster, South Dakota to Edwin and Myrtle (Pies) Raeder. He lived in South Dakota until age 4, when his family moved by a tarp covered hay wagon pulled by their 2 horses, Beauty and Jim, to the Campbell, Minnesota area. He attended school through 8th grade, graduating at age 13.

In 1950, he moved to Fargo and went to work at Red Owl. In March 1951, Duaine and Alda met at the Crystal Ballroom. It was a whirlwind romance, and after only 4 months of dating and 2 months of engagement, a September wedding date was set!

Alda and Duaine were married on Sunday, September 30, 1951 at Vang Lutheran Church, Vang, North Dakota. They made their first home in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Duaine started at Armour Meats in the fall of 1955 in West Fargo, working there for 24 years until they closed. He also worked a part-time job at Fargo Wholesale Meats for 18 years. In August, 1964, they moved to Christine, North Dakota. He started farming full time in 1979, a job he took pride in doing until he passed away.

Duaine is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Alda, Christine, ND; children, Debra (Thomas) Tollefson, Glyndon, MN, Randy (Donna) Raeder, Christine, ND, Cindy (Jay) Nord, Wolverton, MN, Gayle (Scott) Carlson, Fargo, ND, Yvonne (Mark) Shields, Pekin, IL; grandchildren, Brian (Laurie) Tollefson, Rebecca (Dustin) Crompton, Denise (Christian) Johnson, Jacob (Amie Lewis) Gauslow, Chase Raeder, Cody Raeder, Ashley (Clint) Malikowski, Nicole (C.J.) Peeters, Erica (Brent) Halverson, Jennifer Carlson, Tyler (Rachel) Carlson, Megan Shields, Trevor Shields, Carly Shields; great-grandchildren, Michael, Noah and Isabella Tollefson, Braydon, Hunter, Morgan and Wyatt Crompton; sister, Grace Andel, Breckenridge, MN; sister-in-laws, Petrina Raeder, Raytown, MO, Helga (Dennis) Schuschke, Fargo, ND, Bernice Olson, Langdon, ND, Anna Olson, Langdon, ND, June Marsden, Pekin, IL; brother-in-law, Ole L.E. Olson, Langdon, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Walter (Beatrice) Raeder, Viola (Elroy) Schreiber, Arthur (Toots) Raeder, Robert (Phyllis) Raeder, Isabella (James) Reed, Donald Raeder, Maurice Raeder and brother-in-law, Fred Andel.

Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Eagle Valley Evangelical Free Church, Christine, ND with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.


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13 responses to “Duaine Raeder”

  1. cindy fason says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, I really enjoyed Duane! My thoughts and prayers are will you all.


  2. Kirk Ronning says:

    Raeder Family,
    So sorry for the loss of Duaine, I considered him to be one of the family and grieve with you in his loss, he was quite a person with a huge Heart and would help anyone who needed it, I will miss him calling me Corky whenever he saw me as he was the only one who ever did and will cherish that forever, it made me feel like one of his kids.
    Love to All ♥♥♥
    Kirk Ronning

  3. Timothy Olson says:

    Knowing that uncle Duane was going to be at a family event always insured that there would be good stories, good laughs, and his friendly booming voice. One of my earliest memories of Duane was when he let me drive (actually, steer) his tractor—quite a heady experience for a 7-year-old! “Just keep that wheel in that groove there,” he said, and we were off. I like to think that we both relished the fact that it made my dad nervous. It’s my first (and I think only) memory of driving a tractor. He will be missed.

  4. Keith and Kristi Allen says:

    We will surely miss our neighbor, long time friend and family member. He would do anything for anybody. Always had time for a visit. What a great man. He was known well for his hugs. You all have been a big part of our family since I can remember. If there’s anything we can do for you please let us know. You had a wonderful husband and father. God bless.

  5. Mark Schuschke says:

    I remember combining with Uncle Duaine and him letting me steer it. Then he had me hop out and move a grain truck from one end of the field to the other. I told him I didn’t know how, and he gave me a crash course in what the 3 pedals did. I fondly remember him saying you aren’t going to hit anything, so it will be alright. After I got the truck moving, I remember thinking this is kind of fun, to be bouncing around in the cab driving through the field. And I made just fine like he said. I don’t remember how old I was when this happened but I know I didn’t have a drivers license.
    Thanks Duaine for the fun times, you will be greatly missed.

  6. Stacy burks says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Duaine’s passing. I actually never met him but being friends with Yvonne I heard lots of wonderful stories. I know he will be missed so much. The memories you all have will keep him close. My prayers are with you.

  7. Sharon Raeder Novetzke says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with all of you. Uncle Duane will be missed.

  8. Bernice Knutson Heck says:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember being at Alda & Duane’s wedding in our church at Vang. I was so happy to be able to be there for such a grand and wonderful occasion. I remember when Helga and I stayed with you when we went to the Luther League convention at Concordia College. We had a wonderful time. Duane will be missed by all his family and friends. May God bless your memories of him, and give you strength to meet each new day.

    Bernice Heck



  10. Dick Zollar says:

    Cindy and family. So sorry to hear of your loss you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Anita Breitzman says:

    Our hearts go out to you in your sorrow. Duaine was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.

  12. Mary Rose & John Huls says:

    Dear Alda and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I remember visiting with Aunt Phyllis & Uncle Robert and how excited they would be to see you. May your memories comfort you and our prayers are with you.

  13. Mary Hildre says:

    Deb, Tom, and family:

    I am sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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