Posted 6/16/15 (Tue)
Raymond “Tinkie” Ardell Rogness, 60, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in Dickinson, North Dakota.
Raymond was born on Aug. 14, 1954 in Watford City, to Ardell and Joyce (Boots) Rogness. He was baptized at First Lutheran Church in Jan., 1955. Raymond grew up and was educated in Watford City, graduating with the class of 1972. He continued his education and attended NDSCS at Wahpeton, N.D., where he completed the Electrician Program.
Raymond was once married to Brenda Piper and to this union two daughters were born. He later married Glennae Brenno and they had one son. For several years Raymond lived in Wash. and Alaska where he was employed by Boeing as an electrician. Throughout his lifetime he also worked for various companies in the oilfields of North Dakota.
Raymond enjoyed sports, music, photography, and giving gifts to others. Raymond never met a stranger. He had a kind heart and will be especially remembered for his fondness of and devotion to children. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be deeply missed by those who loved him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Raymond is survived by his mother, Joyce Rogness of Watford City, two daughters, Heather (Ryan) Okland of Watford City, N.D., and Jenna (Kyle) Phelps of Wash.; son, Skyler Rogness of Watford City, N.D.; and two grandchildren, Chase and Teigan Okland of Watford City, N.D. Raymond was preceded in death by his father, Ardell Rogness, as well as his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Life is not always fair…if you want fair find a carnival. Love “Tinkie”
A memorial service for Raymond will be held at 11 a.m., CDT, Thursday, June 18, 2015, at First Lutheran Church in Watford City, N.D., with Pastor Rob Favorite officiating. Friends may call at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Watford City, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on June 17, 2015 and one hour prior to services at the First Lutheran Church on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Interment will be in Cherry/Teepee Butte Cemetery, Southwest of Watford City, N.D.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories and condolences with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Williston.