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Bernadette Raaum
April 23, 1953 - August 12, 2017

Place of Birth: Culbertson, MT
Residence: Rural Culbertson, MT
Age: 64

Bernadette Raaum, 64, of Culbertson, MT, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Billings Clinic in Billings, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral home of Williston is assisting the family.

Bernadette Raaum was born in Culbertson, Montana, on April 23, 1953 to Clarence and Emma (Moran) Lambert. She attended elementary school in Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1972. Bernie moved on to college in Billings for nursing and soon after went to work in the old Roosevelt Memorial Hospital in Culbertson.

On March 31, 1973 she married Rolland Ray Raaum at St. Anthony’s in Culbertson. Bernie and Rolland have three children, Justin Daniel, Jaylene Catherine and Jory Ray.

Bernie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie and friend to so many! She greatly enjoyed organizing and cooking for many, many family and community events. She was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Bernie was a member of the Culbertson Saddle Club, she really enjoyed the trail rides and riding along in the “Hen Wagon.” She also was a long time member of the C'Dars Club. After retiring from her many years as a cook at the Culbertson school, she could be found putting her talents to work at the Culbertson Museum where she was serving as President. If she wasn’t busy enough with her grandchildren and their events, she could often be found putting together a beautiful work of art in the shape of a quilt for some family member or exercising her embroidery skills. She had an amazing talent for decorating cakes for all occasions

Bernie enjoyed spending time with her special friends at the Birthday Club.

Bernie is survived by her husband Rolland; son Justin and grandson Wyatt, daughter Jaylene, son Jory (Kaylynn) and grandchildren Isabella, Zack, and Gavin; special adopted grandchild Colton Zahn; brothers Verle, Larry (Monica), Richard (Vonnie) and Dennis (Kathleen); and sisters Carol Ann and Dolly. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Lois Raaum and brothers-in-law Marshal and Terril (Bev) along with many nieces and nephews and special “adopted” children. Auntie Bernie was especially fond of all her Godchildren: Kelly Schwartzkopf, Jeffery Lambert, David Lambert, Dawn Krein, Kylan Engelke, Dillon Engelke, Jacoby Engelke, Katelyn Hansen and Jonathan Taberna.

Bernie is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Emma Lambert, her sister Phoebe Larsen, brothers Joseph Lambert, Andy Lambert and baby Allen Lambert, and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

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David & Allison Krogedal (Froid, MT)
Aug 13, 2017
We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Treasure your memories.
Billie jo & Dan (Fairview, Mt)
Aug 13, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May God wrap his arms around you in the days ahead.
Tammie McCormick (Culbertson , Mt)
Aug 14, 2017
So so sorry for your loss! She will be missed by all! Keeping you all in thought & prayer!
Oleen Oconnor (San Tan Valley, Az)
Aug 14, 2017
She was a wonderful lady you are in my prayers
Lynn Reiland (Culbertson, MT)
Aug 14, 2017
We will miss Bernie at Church and in our community. She was such a warm and beautiful lady.
Don and Jean Richard (Billings, Mt)
Aug 14, 2017
We were saddened to hear of Bernie's passing. She was a great gal, and will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Becky Pederson (Culbertson )
Aug 14, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss!! Bernie was a great lady, and always had a smile for ya!! Even when she was struggling. She will missed!! Hugs and prayers to you all!
Nancy sundvold (billings, my.)
Aug 14, 2017
The family of Bernie so very sorry for your loss. Bernie was a wonderful person and will be missed by all.
Martha Krueger (WILLISTON, North Dakota)
Aug 14, 2017
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Bernie will be missed by so many! Keep all your memories in your heart! She will be with you in love always!
Pamela Wyckoff (Turlock , California )
Aug 14, 2017
Raaum family, I am so sorry for your loss. It has been great getting to know Bernie the last few years in our trips to North Dakota as well as through Facebook and all the recipes and inspirational messages she shared. Hugs to all of you.
Tammie McCormick (Culbertson , Mt)
Aug 14, 2017
So so sorry for your loss! She will be missed by all! Keeping you all in thought & prayer!
Laurie Finnicum Wilson (Silver City, New Mexico )
Aug 14, 2017
Bernie was such an awesome friend and classmate. Always fun and such a positive person. She will be missed by so many....family, friends, and all who knew her. My heart and prayers go out to you all. Xoxoxoxo
bowker family (culbertson, mt)
Aug 14, 2017
all of you are in our thoughts and prayers
Georgie Parenteau (Froid, Mt.48680)
Aug 14, 2017
Sooo sorry to hear this shocking news Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. New angel in heaven. God always takes the best.
Darcia Larsen (Culbertson , Montana)
Aug 14, 2017
So very sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. She was always so fun to visit with and share a laugh. Our prayers and hugs are with you, as you go through this difficult time. God Bless to all.
Laura Christoffersen
Aug 14, 2017
our thoughts and prayers are with you...Laura & Jens
Diane Larsen (Whitehall, MT)
Aug 14, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all, Bernie will be missed by all who knew her.
Cam Erica (Froid, MT)
Aug 14, 2017
Justin & family, we are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest condolences. Please let us know if you need anything.
Cam & Erica
Shirley (Lippy) Holmquist (AMBOYo, WA - Washington)
Aug 14, 2017
Our prayers are with you during this trying time.
Genia Harpster (Penna. Furnace, PA)
Aug 15, 2017
Dear Raaum Family,
Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. My heart is broken by your loss. I pray each day for you and as the time passes that God will give you all the strength you need to face each day. And although today is very difficult to see beyond the pain, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. God bless you all.
All my love and prayers,
Genia, Todd and Cody Harpster Grimm
LINDSAY TOPE (Baker, Montana)
Aug 15, 2017
She was a wonderful and caring lady. So sorry for your loss.
Stacie Collins & Kids (Grand Island, NE)
Aug 15, 2017
I'm so very sorry for Bernie's passing. All of you have been in my thoughts throughout the day and my prayers. I understand how difficult it is to lose someone so special & it's never easy to say goodbye. I hope you can find comfort in the wonderful memories you all have until your spirits meet again!
Lonnie & Deena Gobbs (Townsend, MT)
Aug 15, 2017
So sorry to hear of the passing of Bernie. She always had a smile and was fun to be around. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Randy & Peggy Christofferson (Havre, Mt)
Aug 15, 2017
Prayers for the whole family
Ina
Aug 15, 2017
Such a void in so many lives here on earth with Bernies passing ....prayers to family and friends as each day passes ....love and hugs to each of you! I too have many great memories with Bernie many years gone by!
Brad Bender
Aug 15, 2017
Rolland , Kids and all of Bernies' family,
Sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with you in your time of mourning.
Neil & Shirley Jensen (Elroy, Wisconsin)
Aug 16, 2017
Sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. Have warm memories of her. I know you'll miss her very much. Our prayers are with you.
Shy Skramstad (Sidney, MT)
Aug 17, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ma was a great lady and I will miss her dearly! I will miss her smile and laughter the most.
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