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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Ray William Teske
February 14, 1935 - September 2, 2019

Place of Birth: Cole, MT
Residence: Williston, ND
Age: 84

Ray William Teske, age 84, Williston, ND passed away Sept. 2, 2019 at Trinity Medical Center in Minot ND.

Ray was born Feb. 14, 1935 in Cole, Montana to Mathilda Ruth (Jorstad) and Ben Teske.

On July 26, 1958, Ray was joined in marriage to Joan Storseth. From this marriage six children were born.
Ray’s life started by living in different towns in Montana and with the family eventually moving to Ray, ND. As a youngster he worked in the sugar beet fields and at a dairy farm. He worked in the oil fields in Ray and Tioga. At the early age of around 15 yrs old he started his career with the ND State Highway Department where he was a heavy equipment operator working in the Badlands, Columbus, Stanley and all surrounding areas. Ray and three other co-workers formed what is now called PERS, which he was very proud of. Ten years into his Highway Dept. job; as a member of the National Guards, he was activated for the Berlin Crisis and stationed in Fort Riley Kansas. After retiring from the Highway Dept. he began his next career of farming which was his true passion that he worked until this year. This gave him tremendous pride and joy, he cherished every moment on the farm.

Ray is survived by his wife, Joan of 61 years; children, LaVon Teske, Lloyd (ConiLe) Teske, Laura Ritter, Loren (Kim) Teske, LeAnn (Rick) Poppler and Shawn (Nikki Tverberg) Teske; grandchildren, Jaxon, Andrew (Karissa), Steven (Addy), Triten, Jordan, Ashleyana (Cayle), Darian and Josieann; eight great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons; brother, Kermit Teske and sister, Adeline (Orville) Blekestad.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Duane; granddaughter, Miranda Teske; son-in-law, Warren Ritter; six sisters and three brothers.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Williston Coyote Foundation School Lunch Program in Memoriam of Ray Teske. c/o Codi Austreim PO Box 1407 Williston, ND 58802 (701) 770-6251.

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Dena 'Charlie' Johnson (Williston , ND)
Sep 3, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. I'm truly saddened by the loss of my uncle! I will truly miss him! May God be your strength.
Kay Hanson (Bismarck, North Dakota )
Sep 3, 2019
My condolences to the Teske family! Thoughts and prayers to family and friends!
Kathy Scott
Sep 4, 2019
I will always remember that smile of his and his calm low voice when talking, I will truly miss him!! Aunt Joan and family you are all in my thoughts and prayers, may God wrap his arms around you in comfort, knowing that Uncle Ray is now with our savior.
Kathy McGaughey (Williston , North Dakota )
Sep 4, 2019
My deepest sympathy to your family. And a extended sympathy to Lavon.
Janice(Mischke)Moody (Battleview, North Dakota)
Sep 4, 2019
My thoughts and Prayers to you Joanne and family in the loss of Ray. Thinking of you all.
Jeanne Smith Knudsvig
Sep 4, 2019
So sorry for the loss of Ray may you hold his memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead...
Sincere Sympathy,
Linda Bisbee (Williston, North Dakota)
Sep 4, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you Joan and family. I will miss my friend and neighbor.
Dave Arnson (Williston, ND)
Sep 4, 2019
Joan and Family, sorry to here of the loss of Ray.Thoughts and prayers to the family
Tara Olson (Williston)
Sep 8, 2019
Joan and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to all of you in this difficult time.
Mark & Vikki Osborn
Sep 10, 2019
Lloyd, ConiLe, and Tritan,
So sorry for your loss of a great man. Sending prayers.
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