Michael James Rameden, 22, of Ray, ND, died Sunday morning, March 16, 2014 in a tragic automobile vehicle accident, west of Williston, ND.
His funeral will be celebrated Friday morning, March 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the old Ray High School Gym. Pastor Steve Anderson will officiate and interment will take place sometime in the spring at Persilla Watts Cemetery in Rugby, ND.
Michael was born November 7, 1991 in Maddock, ND to Jerry and Cleo (McKay) Rameden. He was raised in Maddock, until age six when he went to live with his mom, south of Ray. He attended Harney School, switching to the Ray School for sixth grade. He graduated from Ray High School with the Class of 2010. Mike loved football and was the quarterback and a running back for Williams County Firestorm, and also played basketball and ran track for Ray. He was also a member of the student council, and was a honor student, a tech guy for plays put on at the school.
After school he attended Bismarck State College for two years and NDSU in Fargo for a year. He worked at the Buckle while in Bismarck, a job that totally fit Michael’s love for clothes. He like to look good and was always well dressed. During these years, you would find Michael at the gym, at work or school.
Michael was a perfectionist, took good care of his things, and liked everything to be orderly. He even his kept his work truck clean and neat. He wasn’t afraid to try anything new, and always leapt at the opportunity for a new task at work.
Mike enjoyed the outdoors and activities outside such as paint ball and snowmobiling, although he could also play video games indoors for hours too.
Michael loved his family and friends dearly, and they loved and adored him. He was very good with his nieces and nephews, a loving brother, uncle and son. Michael had a big heart and always looked out for those in need, whether it be ensuring less fortunate students didn’t get picked on or wearing a snazzy red dress while raising money for Relay for Life.
In March of 2013 he met a wonderful young lady, a nursing student in Bismarck, Andrea Boerger. They were currently engaged to be married.
Surviving Mike are his family: father, Jerry Rameden of Maddock; mother, Cleo Rameden of Ray; his three brothers, Clinton (Angela) McKay of Williston, Clifton (Jeanette) Rameden of Rugby, and Joseph (Courtney) Rameden of Maddock; grandma, Mary Jane Armstrong of Rugby; grandpa, Clayton McKay of Dunseith; his fiancee, Andrea Boerger of Bismarck; eight nieces and two nephews, Kendra, Krystal, LaRissa, Kaitly, Mckayla, Dillon, Kyler, Kelsey, Taya and Alyssa; one grand-niece and one grand-nephew.
He was preceded in death by his grandma, Mary Ann Dosch, grandpa, Joe Rameden; and his great-grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Relay for Life or the charity of one’s choice.
Everyone is welcome to visit www.eversonfh.com to share remembrances of Michael. Friends may call at the Everson Funeral Home Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Friday at the old gym for the hour preceding the funeral.
The Everson Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.
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