Raymond Martin, surrounded by loved ones, passed away on July 14th, 2021, at the age of 93. Ray was born and raised in Lefor, ND. He became an avid businessman in multiple avenues, including Skelly’s Truck Stop in Mandan, ND. He was an active church member and enjoyed coffee with friends after church and he was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He had a beautiful voice that he enjoyed sharing as part of the choir or when watching movies at home. He never met a stranger and was an engaging storyteller to all those around him. Ray was a devoted family man and friend who will be missed by many. Ray is survived by his wife Johanna, and children: Shari (Mike) Petryszak, Shirleen (Mike) Hieb, Bryan (Valerie) Martin, BettyLou (Scott) Gion, Shannon (Rob) Gronowski, Shelly (Steve) Schmitz, Tim (Liz) Martin, LaRae (Doug) Paulson, MaryJo (Jens) Andersen, 23 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and brother Nick (Evie). Ray is preceded in death by his parents, 5 siblings, first wife Margaret (Sickler), and a great-grandson. A Prayer Service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 6th, (rosary at 6:30 pm) with visitation starting at 6:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 7th at 10:30 am at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo. In lieu of flowers, donations to Shanley High School, Fargo or St. Mary’s High School, Bismarck. The services will be live streamed on the funeral home’s website. Raymond's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Uncle Ray was a fun and loving man. He will be missed my many..Lauri Krug Schmidt ( Dan ).

  2. Ray was a wonderful, kind, and loving man. Dale and I were blessed to have known him. His smile warmed many hearts. Praying for the family and hope the beautiful memories you have with him sustain you during this difficult time.

  3. Although we didn’t get to see Uncle Ray very often I always loved his stories. RIP Uncle Ray 🙏

  4. My sympathy to all of Rays family. Uncle Ray was such a joy to visit with. He always had so many stories to share and We always enjoyed visiting with him. He will be missed by many. May he Rest In Peace!

  5. I’m sure Jesus welcomed Ray with open arms and said “Well done Ray well done. Prayers and happy memories to all of Ray’s family.

  6. Uncle Ray will be missed by so many, have such great memories. One will always remember the Strudel Fest in. Billings Pumpkin was his favorite and while making he would always say needs more pumpkin. He was a great caring and kind man . He will be missed by so many. Rest In Peace Uncle Ray, we will never forget you. Our deepest condolences to your family’s Howard And Faye Schiwal

  7. Uncle Ray was such a loving and sweet gentleman. Loved his sense of humor and his passion for life. He will be missed by so many. RIP Uncle Ray

  8. We will miss him. He had a love for others and life. We will see you again someday.

  9. My prayers are with your family. Ray was a good man I’m sure you have many great memories treasure them. God Bless you all. Sandy Kadrmas

  10. So sorry for your loss Ray was a wonderful person I’m so glad knowing him. Prayers to you God bless you. MANUELA.

  11. Ed and I are so sad to hear of Ray’s death. We have such found memories of him.I go all the way back to when Marge , my Sister, first started dating him. He had such a funny sense of humor and we had so many laughs and fun times with them. He loved his family and he was very proud of all of you. Our prayers are with you ,Johanna, and all of you. We both want to be there at the funeral but Ed can’t travel well. Love, Ed and Jo

  12. Thinking of you and your family Shelly. Know that our prayers are with you and we are here for you should you need anything. Much love and hugs your way.

  13. Uncle Ray was a great guy, we always enjoyed visiting with him. “His wings were ready, but your heart is not.”

  14. Dear Johanna and family,
    Our sincere sympathy at the death of your father. What a nice tribute you gave to him. Our prayers for eternal life for him and for all of you in your grief.
    Sisters of Mary of the Presentation by Sister Suzanne Stahl, Regional Superior

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