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Raymond E. Kuchar

Raymond E. Kuchar, 84, of Edmore, ND, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 in Edmore.

Raymond was born October 9, 1932 to Ralph and Anastasia (Matejcek) Kuchar on the family farm in Highland Township. He grew up in that area and graduated from Edmore High School in 1950. After graduating, Raymond started farming with his father on the family farm. On April 12, 1958, he was united in marriage to Idella Sperling in Nekoma, ND. They continued living on the farm and raised their family there until retiring. They moved to Devils Lake for some time then returned to Edmore. Raymond and Idella enjoyed their summers in North Dakota and their winters in Weslaco, TX.

Raymond loved the outdoors- hunting, fishing, and camping. He especially enjoyed the sunsets at their lake lot on Devils Lake. He loved to play pool and was known for making dumplings and sauerkraut whenever friends or family were coming over to visit. Raymond was active on the Farmers Shipping & Supply board for 28 years, board of Dundee Mutual Insurance in Park River, and was on the board of the Edmore School PTA for a few years. He was a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Nekoma, ND.

Surviving Raymond are his wife, Idella, of Edmore, ND; children and grandchildren: Randall (Patty) of Edmore – Riley, Reid(Carly), & Robb, Ronald (special friend Ruth) of Edmore – Megan(Jordan), Jordon, & Katelyn, Margaret (Brian) Rydlund of Lino Lakes, MN – Derek, Cynthia, & Jonathan, Kathleen (Osvaldo) Parra of San Antonio, TX – Gina, Emily,& Matthew and Richard (Brenda) of Michigan, ND – Marleigh (Kenny) & Seth; great-granddaughter Blake; and brother Rudolph Kuchar. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father George Bursick, daughters Rebecca Kuchar and Cynthia LaMotte, grandson Austin Parra, and sister-in-law Donna Kuchar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will take place from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 prayer service on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to the Cynthia Kuchar LaMotte Scholarship at Lake Region College in Devils Lake, ND.

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Friendships that started in Weslaco, TX and continued week after week while we visited the sunny climate. We value the connection we made and will always remember your generous hand in getting us to the Catholic church there. You are missed greatly!

Jerry & Ellen Liebsch Oct 29 2016 12:00 AM

Ray will be remembered as a positive supportive individual. Our sympathy.

MICHAEL LOFF Oct 26 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. We will miss his smile & his sweet corn!

Michael & Stephanie Eckes Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family of Mr. Kuchar. May you find comfort in God's promise at Acts 17:31 where he guarantees a resurrection.

M.Jones Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

Kathleen, My heart goes out to you and your family. Lean into the closeness of your family and your faith for some comfort. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joaquin Rodriguez Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

May you find peace and strength in your loving memories of your father!

Cathy Zotz Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to your family. May God give you comfort and peace.

Pam McHenry Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM

We got to know Ray and Idella through their beautiful daughter Cindy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ray was a wonderful man- so kind.

Tony and Lara Prozinski Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to Idella and all of Ray's family, we always enjoyed visiting with Ray wherever our paths crossed....his warm smile and soft spoken greeting was always there for everyone who knew him....Ray was truly a 'gentle-man' Ellen & Mike Connor, Starkweather, ND

Mike Connor Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Anno family Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM

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