Raymond Kuss, 68, of Carrington
Raymond Kuss was born on Nov. 15, 1944, the first son of Joseph and Agnus (Deringer) Kuss at Strasburg.
He was raised in Strasburg and graduated from St. Benedict’s Catholic School in 1963. Ray attended Hanson’s Auto Mech school in Fargo. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967 and was stationed in Vietnam for one tour before receiving an Honorable Discharge.
On June 14, 1968, Ray was united in marriage to Gayle Schneider at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bismarck. They resided in Bismarck where Ray worked at Corwin Churchill, H.A. Thompson and MDU until 1970. He was then transferred to Carrington while working for MDU.
In 1973, they bought the Little Store and the Grand Theatre. They sold the Little Store in 1976, and closed the theatre in 1982, and then opened the Budget Shop. In the early 1990’s, Ray started his own business of Budget Beverages and Advertising.
Through the years, Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and being a flag man at the race track by Barlow. He was a member of the McCreary- Bonderud VFW Post #3524, Knights of Columbus, Cooties, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Jaycees for a short time.
Ray is survived by his wife, Gayle; his three sons, Don (Becky Housker) Kuss, Roseau, Minn., Brent (Codi) Kuss, Woodworth, and Jeff (Julie) Kuss, Mandan; his one daughter, Candice (Duane) Sauvageau, Carrington; his six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Sarah, Chayla, Brekka, Cyrena, and Layton; and his two brothers, Larry (Teri) Kuss and Henry Kuss, both of Strasburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his niece, Rebecca Kuss; and brotherin law, Monte Schneider.
Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Father Terry Dodge officiating. Organist was Marlene Boyer. Special music was by Barb Page.
Casketbearers were Albert Jochim, Alvin Deringer, Mike Defender, Clarence Kuss, Arvin Goter and Dennis Smith
Honorary casketbearers were all of Ray’s family and friends.
Military honors were by the John Raymond O’Hara American Legion Post #25, McCreary-Bonderud VFW Post # 3524, N.D. National Guard and Mandan VFW Post.
Interment was in the N.D. Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, on Friday, June 7 at 1 p.m.
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