Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Little Flower Catholic Church, for Raymond D. “Ray” Gumeringer, 78, of Rugby, who died Friday, May 7 at the Heart of America Medical Center.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ray was born July 4, 1931, at home in rural Esmond, a son of Joe and Margaret (Klein) Gumeringer. He was raised there and attended a rural school near his home. He graduated from Esmond High School in 1951. Following high school, he remained on the family farm, helping his father with the work. He married Christine Hager a short time after high school, but cancer took her life a year later. Following her death, he worked construction for O.V. Lunde for a couple of years, and then worked for Al Wentz Construction for 10 years. He then went out on his own, working construction until retiring in 1999 due to illness. He married Luella (Bourassa) Gehringer on Oct. 9, 1987, at Little Flower Church in Minot. They made their home in Rugby.
He was a member of Little Flower Church in Rugby and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Luella; step-daughter, Mary Ann O’Donnell, Maryville, Tenn.; step-son, John Gehringer, Friendsville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; sister, Delores Hager, Balta; and four brothers, Frank, Fargo, Edward and Edmund, both of Esmond, and William, Bismarck.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine; two sisters, Judy Austinson and Betty Black; one brother, Bert; and his parents.
Fr. John Ejike officiated. Music was provided by Robert Graber, vocalist/cantor, and Angie Deplazes, organist.
Casketbearers were Chad Gumeringer, Wayne Hager, Dean Black, Alan Roberge, and Brian Gumeringer.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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