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Raymond Higdem

November 12, 1949 - August 11, 2011


1-2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 17, Agape Acres Ministry, 14755 Victory Lane, Nine Miles South of Lake Park, MN

Funeral Service:

2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 17, Agape Acres Ministry, 14755 Victory Lane, Nine Miles South of Lake Park, MN


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Raymond Higdem

November 12, 1949 - August 11, 2011


Ray Higdem passed away peacefully Thursday August 11, 2011, surrounded by family at Villa Maria in Fargo, ND at the age of 61. Ray was born in Mayville, ND on Nov 12 1949 to William and Luverne (Johnson) Higdem. Ray grew up in East Grand Forks MN. At the age of 18 Ray volunteered to join the US Army during the Vietnam War. During his service time he was stationed in Germany. Ray married Mary Bondy on October 12 1974. Together they raised four children Shane, Robyn, Cody and Jesse

When Ray returned home he found a talent in the construction industry. After some years he took it upon himself to form his own company with a partner. Despite only having enough money for a few shovels and buckets Ray and his partner, Loren Waldo, grew their construction business into a successful and thriving company.

Ray was an avid pigeon racing flyer. He raised pigeons and loved them like they were his children. Ray won and participated in state and national races and received many first places. He was a devout member and treasurer of the Red River Valley Flyers Pigeon Club and took pride in both his work and pigeons. Ray also had a green thumb. Vegetables naturally loved Ray and grew plump under his loving care. Ray was a dedicated father and loving family member and friend. His natural sincerity brought him friends wherever he was, with many turning lifetime.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Higdem (Bondy) of rural Barnesville; His three sons Shane of East Grand Forks , Cody of St Paul , and Jesse of South Fargo, and his daughter Robyn Bennett (Higdem) of Nevis MN; his grandchildren Reed and Lindsey Bennett of Nevis , Robyn and Sean Rothenberger , Joey Welch all of East Grand Forks; his mother Luverne Higdem, brother Gary Higdem, sisters Vicky (Higdem) Olsen, Debbie (Higdem) Weber All of East Grand Forks.

Ray was preceded in death by his father William, brothers Randy, Bradley and sister Diane. 


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  1. Rhonda Mundahl (Egstad) says:

    Hatton ND
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Mary and the rest of the family. I always remember Raymond. I pick the “chicken snot” out of my egg EVERY morning! I NEVER forgot him and Dad telling me about the “chicken snot.” Raymond will always be in my heart. So sorry for your loss.

  2. mr &mrs shane higdem says:


  3. Kris Altenbernd says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Prayers and caring for you and your family Mary. May your strength help you through this time of grief

  4. Joanne Fleischfresser says:

    enderlin ndI has been a long, long, time since we have seen each other but I wanted to send my deepest sympathy to you and your family over the loss of your husband. Joanne Schoyen-Fleischfresser

  5. Karla Jo, Errol Patrick, and Emily Rose Skinner says:

    Chippewa Falls WIWe join all of your friends and family who wish you love and support at this difficult time.

  6. Jeri & Greg Wettstein says:

    Fargo Our thoughts and prayers are with you –Ray fought a battle with courage and strength. You were there with him the whole way– you’re both truly wonderful and amazing friends.

  7. Dan and Sandy Benscoter says:

    Detroit Lakes Minnesota

    Ray was a Friend to all people. He shared his knowledge of construction and mechanics with anyone that needed help. To hear him talk about the garden, raising and racing pidgeons to us was so interesting that we could have listened for a long time. He was a great Friend and we are happy to say that we are honored to know that we were Ray’s Friends. We will miss Ray and his memory will live in our Hearts forever, as Ray is now walking Hand in Hand with the Dear Lord in the Garden of Heaven.
    God Bless Ray and His Dear Family,
    Dan and Sandy Benscoter

  8. Richard Lingle says:

    West Fargo ND
    You are blessed to have such a wonderful and close family. Ray will be missed, but not forgotten. Our prayers, are for comfort for all of you. God Bless!

  9. dusty leavell says:

    willmar mnwill miss ya Ray always

  10. kenny and gelene riendeau says:


  11. Shannon Johnson says:

    moorhead mnMy thoughts and prayers go out to all of u. I will miss him, he was a wonderful man and I loved him dearly.

  12. mike & georgia egeland says:

    fisher mn.Mary & Family, Luverne & Family, So sorry about Ray, he was a great person. Our hearts go out to you all. It’s a long road ahead but Ray would want you’s to go down it for him. Georgia & Mike Egeland

  13. Sarah J. Egstad says:

    Merkel TexasLots of great memories of going with my parents to see Raymond his family when I younger. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Mary, Shane, Robyn, Cody and Jesse.

  14. Dale Hutton & Family says:

    Port Orchard WAGod Bless you, with love your family in Port Orchard.

  15. Rose and Lynn Teie says:

    Thief River Falls Minnesota
    To the family of Ray… We are so sorry about his passing. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. We will be unable to attend the funereal but you will be in our hearts and prayers forever. Lynn and Rose

  16. Larry Higdem says:

    Northwood,ND North Dakota
    Sorry for your loss,I did not know he was sick until today.I will try to get to the funeral.

  17. Nancy Lindblom says:

    Mary and family-
    I am so sorry to hear about Ray. He has had the strength that many men would not of had for the past year. I will be thinking about you at this time of sorrow.

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