Richard (Dick) RaymentRayment, Richard (Dick), 79, of Audubon, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Scottsdale Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He died one day after his 79th birthday.
Richard (Dick) Rayment
Rayment, Richard (Dick), 79, of Audubon, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Scottsdale Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He died one day after his 79th birthday.
Dick loved first and foremost his wife, Marlene. Married for 56 years, they were an incredible example of a beautiful marriage. When someone asked Marlene, “So, what makes a marriage last 56 years?” she said without pause, “Picking the right one.” Dick was the right one for everyone. Not only was he a great husband, he was a great father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
After retiring from Rural Electric Supply Cooperative, Moorhead, in 1995, Richard and Marlene moved to Cormorant Lake. Dick treasured and thoroughly enjoyed his life on the Lake - the birds, the flowers, the garden, the bonfires, and the pontoon. He enjoyed sitting in his rocking chair, simply enjoying the awesome beauty God created.
There was nothing Dick enjoyed more than sharing a good meal with family and friends at their lake home. He loved to travel with friends and family. He also loved to golf and was known for his occasional slice. We are certain in heaven, he will have no slice.
Dick also loved to make the imperfect almost perfect. He would find a “steal” at the church auction and make it into something that everyone desired. A little stripping, sanding, staining, varnishing - his ability to take something old and make it into something new was a gift.
He was a soft-hearted man, who would do absolutely anything for anyone. If someone needed something rewired, if they needed a cabinet hung, if they needed to figure out why something didn’t work - he was the guy. He shared those skills with his daughters, who believe they can fix most anything.
His smile would catch your heart from across the room and his hugs wrapped you in love. He will be immeasurably missed by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, and their families.
It seems that Dick was taken too soon. He fought a courageous 45 day battle to recover from a terrible car accident. He had worked so hard to regain his strength and endurance following lung cancer, and yet, it was his time.
His faith has been such an integral part of his life and he and Marlene have been members of the Cormorant Lutheran family for the past 20 years. He is at peace, in no pain and suffers no more. He is dancing in heaven and we patiently await our time to join him.
Richard is survived by his wife, Marlene, their two daughters Renee (Dave) Knorr, Karen (Bob) Elstad. Richard and Marlene also have 3 grandchildren, Matt (Tammy) Elstad, Kelli Elstad and Justin Knorr (Maureen). He is also survived by his sister, Diana Gordon.
The Celebration to honor Richard’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on May 5, 2012, at Cormorant Lutheran Church, Lake Park, MN.