Raymond “Ray” Ridl


Funeral Mass for Raymond Ridl, 92, of Dickinson will be 10:00 a.m., Friday February 10, 2023 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dickinson, with Father Bill Ruelle celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.

Visitation for Ray will be from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9th at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil being held at 6:00 p.m.

Ray passed away Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Country House in Dickinson.

Raymond Ridl was born January 28, 1931 to Anton and Eleanor (Samek) Ridl, northeast of Dickinson on the family farm. He attended country school and then Model High School. He met Regina Hanel at a dance and the couple was married on May 5, 1952 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. To this union, five children were born: Diane, Marie, Kathleen, Marjory and Allen. The couple made their home in Dickinson. Ray worked at Kramer Sheet Metal for over 50 years. He enjoyed the great outdoors; gardening, fishing, hunting, and daily walks.

His hobbies included wood working, coin collecting, reading Louis L’Amour books, and listening to Czech music.

The greatest gift Ray gave to his family was his Catholic faith. Ray is survived by his son, Allen (Char) Ridl, Dickinson; three daughters, Diane Kovash (Galen Steffan-fiancé), Kathleen (Steve) Zimmerman and Margie Ficek all of Dickinson; ten grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Hulstein (Matthew, James, Carly, Julia), Vanessa (Brian) Smith (Alex, Scarlett, Evie, Henry, Theo), Jesse (Patty) Kovash, Lindsey (Dave) Kuntz (Hayden, Amelia), Lacey (Ryan) Unruh (Aurora, Cecelia), Elissa (Brian) Forster (Cassie, Brooklyn, Abby), Eric (Bryndon) Lembke (Avery, Evan), Alison Ficek, Aric Ficek (Grace Nicholson-fiancée) and Ann Ridl.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Regina, on May 1, 2009; parents, Anton and Eleanor; infant daughter, Marie; son-in-law, Monte Kovash; siblings, Clarence Ridl, Tony Ridl, Grace Wetzel, and Gene Ridl.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: 343 2nd Ave W. Dickinson, ND 58601.

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Arrangements by Stevenson Funeral Home - Dickinson

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