July 15, 2015 3:00 P.M.Eagle Valley Evangelical Free Church, Christine, ND
July 15, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.