1941 Raymond 2012

Raymond C. Feist

April 12, 1941 — December 15, 2012

** VIDEO TRIBUTE CAN BE VIEWED BY CLICKING ON WEB LINK ABOVE  **Raymond C. Feist, age 71 of Belle Fourche died suddenly from a massive heart attack on Saturday December 15, 2012 at the Arizona Regional Medical Center in Mesa Arizona. A memorial service will be held 11:30 AM Saturday December 22nd, 2012 at the St. James Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche, with Rev. Jeff Otterman officiating.  Inurnment will take place 2pm Sunday December 23rd at the Bethesda Lutheran Church Cemetery in Morristown, SD. Funeral arrangements are with Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Raymond Carl Feist was born April 12, 1941 in McIntosh, South Dakota.  He was the son of Balzer and Margaret (Schriner) Feist.  Raymond grew up on a family farm near Selfridge, North Dakota.  He graduated from Selfridge High School.  December 2, 1963 he was united in marriage to Diane Sabin at the Bethesda Lutheran Church near Morristown, SD.  To this union was born two daughters: Darla and Debbie.  Following their marriage, Ray and Diane moved to Belle Fourche where Ray worked as a Bull Dozer Operator at American Colloid Incorporated.  He retired in November of 2006 after 43 years of faithful employment.  Ray continued working part time as needed during the summer months. For the past nine years, Ray and Diane have enjoyed spending their winters in Gold Canyon, Arizona.  A new circle of friends was quickly made, and each year’s reunion over the winter months was looked forward to.  Ray enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.  He enjoyed helping his brother-in-law’s shop for vehicles and other needed items for their ranch.  Frequently he would make a call when he found something that he thought would interest them.  One of his hobbies was toy tractor collecting, and it was through this hobby that he “collected” his son-in-law’s.  Ray had a great sense of humor, and he enjoyed joking and teasing his friends and family.  He visited and entertained friends made at the park in Arizona, and he enjoyed this to the very last minute of his life.  He was a devoted husband of 49 years and he will be missed so much by his wife and family. Ray is survived by his wife, Diane of Belle Fourche; daughters, Darla (Robert) Walters of Helena MO, Debbie (Harley) Slaichert of St. Ansgar IA; 3 grandchildren, Anthony, Chris, and Justin; 2 brothers, Stan Feist of Missoula MT, Leo Feist of Mesa AZ; and 2 sisters, Ann Farsted of Mesa AZ, and Helen Holzer of Anaconda MT. He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Ryan. Date of Birth April 12, 1941 – McIntosh, South Dakota Date of Death December 15, 2012 – Mesa, Arizona Memorial Service 11:30 A.M. – Saturday – December 22nd, 2012 Saint James Lutheran Church Belle Fourche, South Dakota Officiant Pastor Jeff Otterman Special Music “Borning Cry”, “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art” Pete Buer, soloist Urnbearers (Grandsons) Chris Slaichert                                                  Justin Slaichert Anthony Walters                                                 Ryan Walters Inurnment 2pm – Sunday – December 23rd, 2012 Bethesda Lutheran Church Cemetery Morristown, South Dakota
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