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Raymond Hajek

January 12, 1931 - February 10, 2012


5-7:00 PM, Monday, February 13, at Horace Lutheran Chuch in Horace, ND.

Prayer Service:

7:00 PM, Monday, February 13, at Horace Lutheran Chuch in Horace, ND.

Funeral Service:

11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 14, at Horace Lutheran Chuch in Horace, ND.


St. John's Cemetery, rural Horace, ND.


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Raymond Hajek

January 12, 1931 - February 10, 2012


Raymond Hajek, 81, of West Fargo, formerly of Davenport, ND went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo, surrounded by his family. 

Raymond Joseph Hajek was born on January 12, 1931 to Adela (Jadrny) and George Hajek in Fargo. He grew up in the Davenport, ND area. He attended schools in Davenport, graduating from Davenport High School. He was drafted into the US Army and served his country in the Korean War. After he was Honorably Discharged Ray returned home to Davenport to continue farming with his brother. He attended Hanson Auto Trade School where he graduated. On October 30, 1954 he was united in marriage to Carol Faye Nelson at American Lutheran Church in Fargo. The couple farmed in the Davenport/Horace area until 2006. They moved to Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo, ND in 2007.

Ray was very active in the Horace American Legion, the West Fargo VFW, and Horace Lions. He was on the Horace Farmers Elevator Board, and involved in the founding of the North Dakota Soybean Council. He was on the district board of the Horace Fire Department. He was a 4-H Leader, and received a 30 year award. He was a state champion baseball player and later played fast-pitch softball on the Dan’s Oil Team in Horace. Ray and Carol square danced with the Country Wheelers, and they sang and toured with “Ole’s Octet.” He served on a variety of boards at Horace Lutheran Church, and sang bass with the church senior choir. His favorite pastime was to hunt and fish with his family and friends; he especially enjoyed goose hunting. He also enjoyed golfing. Ray was an avid artist, enjoying wildlife painting and photography. He loved to spend time with his family, and loved to be out in nature with his kids and grandkids. The family took pleasure in trail riding with various saddle clubs. Ray had a servant’s heart; he would lend a helping hand to neighbors and strangers alike, and always had a story to share.

He is survived by his children: Roxanne (Don) Westman of Mapleton, ND, Randy (Lisa) Hajek of Davenport, ND, Corey (Stacy) Hajek of Mapleton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carol, and brother, George.


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  1. Raymond Huhner says:

    Savage Minnesota
    Our deepest sympathy to you. We had the privilege of being neighbors of the Hajek’s and have many happy memories.

    Bud and Elaine Huhner

  2. Tammy Clemenson-Culver says:

    Longmont COI always remember Ray being such a spiffy looking man. Ray and my dad were in the American Legion together for many years and Wilfred always spoke “fondly” of Ray.

    It is sad times to hear of such wonderful people pass.

    God Bless you all during this time of sadness.

  3. Susan Engen says:

    Fargo ND
    Roxanne, Randy & Corey

    I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. He was a great man. I remember him fondly from 4-H. I hope you find comfromt from your memories & knowing that one day you will meet again in the kingdom of heaven! You will all be in my thoughts & prayers.


  4. Cheryl Hartl says:

    West Fargo ND
    Sincere sympathy to Ray’s family. Our WF United Methodist Choir sang a few cantatas with Horace Lutheran and that is how I met Ray…..I know he is missed. Rest in Peace Ray

  5. Norton & Carol Berg says:

    Laporte MN
    Hayek Family:
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Ray – we have many special memories of him. Growing up in the Horace area I always looked up to Ray & George – they were such an inspiration to me. Loosing a parent is always difficult and may our extention of sympathy uphold your family through this difficult time. We are so sorry we will not be able to attend the funeral due to prior schedules.
    Norton & Carol Berg

  6. Lyle and Dianne Fett says:

    Frazee MN
    Our sincere sympathy to you Corey and the rest of the family. Raymond was a very good friend. I so enjoyed having him on our trap shooting trip to Vandalia. We also had many good times through hockey. He was a great man and instilled his honesty and integrity in others. Keep your memories of him close to your heart. He will be missed.

    Dianne and Lyle

  7. Tim Matzke says:

    Moorhead MN
    Randy, I was saddened to read of the passing of your dad. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Having lost my dad 5 years ago I understand what a difficult time this is for you and your family. Find comfort in knowing your dad is in heaven, Farming with my dad setting the table for when we join them down the road.

  8. Ava Vranish says:

    Horace ND
    Ray left behind a legacy in how to be a wonderful human being. May all that were influenced by him remember and follow the lessons that he taught in the life that he lead.
    Rest in peace Ray.

  9. arnie @ shirley critelli says:

    prescott az.To the family of ray
    So sorry to hear of rays passing, He was a great friend of mine.
    I think of all the good times we had together, hurting ice fishing, playing softball to gether on the horace ball team.
    our prayers are with you, He was a wonderful man, and will missed by all.

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