Raymond “Ray” Schlosser, 90, of Mandan, passed away on August 21, 2023, surrounded by family at Baptist Health and Rehab under the care of Hospice when our Lord called him home. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30am on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Father Fred Harvey celebrating. A burial will follow at the Mandan Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Friday, August 25, 2023, at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a rosary and parish vigil at 7pm.
Raymond was born on March 7, 1933, in Mandan. He is the 10th of 11 children born to Jacob and Julia Schlosser. In his early years he worked on the family farm and coal mine. Raymond married Isabelle Nicholson on June 4, 1955, and this summer celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. Raymond started his career as a small business owner in Mandan and progressed to being a truck driver for Northern Tank Line then for Consolidated Freightways at which time he retired. He was then able to do more of what he loved, golfing. Raymond was very proud of the fact that he won five State Senior Championship golf titles as well as many additional tournament wins. Amazingly, he also had six hole in ones throughout his golfing enjoyment. Besides golfing, Raymond enjoyed fishing, going to the casino, having breakfast with friends, going to mass then A&B Pizza every Saturday night, spending time with family (for short periods of time), and poking fun at everyone all in good fun. He enjoyed making his favorite afternoon snack of a roll mop and boilermaker then turning on FOX News every evening. He enjoyed the holidays, especially Christmas, when he was especially proud of the trees he bought and decorated (the trees got smaller and smaller every year; last year I think it was actually a tree topper!) and making his famous Tom and Jerrys for all to enjoy. He enjoys sharing cocktails with his wife and guests and never takes a shot without saying “Here’s looking at you!”
Raymond is survived by his wife, Isabelle; his five children, Tim Schlosser (AZ), Greg (Lauri) Schlosser (Bismarck), Doug Schlosser (ID), Mike (Carol) Schlosser (WA), and Mary (Paul) Brucker (Bismarck). He has one remaining brother, Kenny Schlosser (OR). He will also be greatly missed by his nine grandchildren, Tasha (Billy) Flikeid, Michael Schlosser, Kasey (Scott) Janz, Deondra (Corey) Bruner, Jordan (Jenny) Thilmony, Nathan (Mikaela) Schlosser, Sarah (Brian) Ouellette, Victoria Brucker, Jacob (McKenzie) Brucker and 20 great grandchildren.
We would like to give a special thank you to the amazing staff at CHI Medical Center, Baptist Health and Rehab, and Hospice for taking such wonderful care of Raymond these past few weeks.
Here’s looking at you, Pops! We love you and miss you but know you are now comfortable and at peace with the Lord. You’re finally home.