Raymond Richard Schlichtmann, 87, died peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center in Hillsboro, ND. He was born September 26, 1933 to John Schlichtmann and Olga Huemoeller Stanley Schlichtmann. He was the tenth of eleven children. Raymond was baptized into the Christian faith on November 5, 1933 and confirmed on May 16, 1948 at St. John Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Hillsboro. Raymond graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1951. He worked on the family farm before enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served from 1954 to 1956. He returned to Hillsboro after being honorably discharged from the army. He married Sharon Biel on June 15, 1960. They were blessed with five children, Karen Ann, Michael Ray, Dian Marie, Julie Kay and Curtis Lee. The family lived in Hillsboro until 1968 when they moved to a farmstead west of town that stood less than half a mile from his childhood home. Raymond spent countless hours working on the farm until he retired in 1997. The most important elements in his life were his family, his community and his faith. Raymond remained an active member of St. John Lutheran Church throughout his life. He drove school bus for many years and was an ardent supporter of Hillsboro High School athletics. Raymond will be remembered for his tenacious faith, his love of family, his persistent work ethic and his quiet sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Margaret (Fred) Behnke, Henry (Orrel) Schlichtmann, Walter (Ina) Schlichtmann, Dorothy (Fred) Hintz, Lois (Daniel) Maisel, Vivian O’Donnell, Herbert Schlichtmann, Eleanor (Kenneth) Ydstie, Ruth (Vernon) Rust and Shirley (John) Taylor, and great-granddaughter Elisia Morris. Raymond is survived by his wife Sharon; children Karen Schmidt, Michael (Mardi) Schlichtmann, Dian Schlichtmann, Julie (Timothy) Morris and Curtis (Natalie) Schlichtmann; grandchildren Sara (Tarrington) Rivers, Rachel Schmidt and Erika Schmidt, Kayla (Michael) Tufte, Morgan Schlichtmann and Adam Schlichtmann, Andrew (Anna) Morris, Aaron Morris and Caleb Morris, Emma Schlichtmann and Charles Schlichtmann; great-grandchildren Tarrington Jr. and Tylan Rivers, Judah and Samuel Morris. Visitation for Raymond will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 4 to 7 pm and Friday, October 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 am at St. John Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with funeral services to follow at 10:30 am on Friday. Interment at Bohnsack Cemetery will immediately follow the funeral. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the family kindly requests all attendees wear masks and lunch will not be provided following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church or Sanford Health Foundation/Hillsboro. The family would like to thank the staff at Sanford Hillsboro Medical Center for their care and support. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Wildeman Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro, ND. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Another saint in heaven…..he rests in Jesus’ loving arms where no pain or hurt can come to him. We are so sorry to learn of his death and extend to the whole family our loving thoughts, hugs and prayers.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and Ray’s family during this difficult time.
    We lean on our Lord’s promise of eternal life in heaven when we will re reunited with loved ones.

    Kenneth and Sharyn Leiding and family
    Norfolk, Virginia

  3. Joanne and I are praying for all of you that you will be able to find contentment and peace and yes, even joy in the fact that Ray is with Jesus in heaven, waiting for each one of you, and while he is waiting, he is praying for each of you to remain faith-filled and trusting in Jesus. I just finished watching the video you provided of Ray’s life. What a wonderful thing that is. It is obvious from that video, but mostly from my recollection of Ray, that he is one person worth knowing … and following his example. May God be with you all as you go through these events and figure out how to live life without Ray by your side. God will help you through it all. God bless you all!

  4. Ray brought so much love and care to his family and community. He always had a quiet caring nature, and a twinkle in his eye when he joked with you. We will miss him greatly, but we can celebrate the beautiful life he lived and the time we had with him. Work hard. Get good grades. Stay out of mischief. <3

  5. Ray will be missed. Sympathies to all. He is now resting in the arms of his Savior. Thank you for livestreaming the service.

  6. Dear Sharon and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. And yet so grateful for God’s provisions for us. May your family find peace and joy in the wonderful memories you have. Ray made the world a better place and we are grateful for knowing him. Julie, we are praying for you and your loss. I watched the video and got a glimpse of you. May God hold you in the palms of his hands.

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