Raymond Haider, 82, of Mandan, ND, passed away January 20, 2021 at Sanford Health in Bismarck.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00AM Saturday, January 23, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandan with Fr. Joshua Waltz as celebrant. Burial to follow in the Mandan Union Cemetery. Following the graveside service, a luncheon will be held at the Eagles Club in Mandan.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday at Weigel Funeral Home with a parish vigil service at 7:00 PM.
Raymond was born January 31, 1938 in Bismarck, ND to Steven & Catherine (Thomas) Haider of Solen, ND, and attended country school. He married the love of his life, Geraldine “Geri” Stein, on August 22, 1959 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandan. They made their home in Mandan and raised three daughters. Ray served in the National Guard Reserves for 8 years and made his career as a cattle buyer. He took no greater joy than buying and delivering a true front end set of cattle. Ray’s pride and joy came from his three daughters and his grandchildren. He loved his family passionately. In his later years, Ray enjoyed spending time and caretaking the Little Soldier Ranch near Mandan.
Ray’s family would like to thank Dr. Tello and the Sanford medical staff for their care along with those special prayer warriors during his recent illness.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine “Geri” of Mandan; two daughters, Susie (Dale) Little Soldier of Mandan, and Sherrie (Toby) Kuntz of Mandan; three grandchildren, Summer & Stetson Kuntz of Mandan, and Cooper (Carly) Fitchner of Louisville, CO; sister, Ann (Matt) Hatzenbuhler of Mandan; two brothers, Leonard (Lenora) Haider and Bob (Sharon) Haider, both of Mandan; and a sister-in-law, Judy Haider of Solen, ND.
Ray was preceded in death by his daughter (Becky Haider Fitchner), brother (John Haider), sisters (Cathy Haider Kramer & Florence Haider Hatzenbuhler), and a life-long friend (Joe Berger).