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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Gaylin "Bud" Monson
March 18, 1930 - July 7, 2018

Place of Birth: Bottineau, ND
Residence: Tioga, ND, formerly of Ray, ND
Age: 88

Gaylin “Bud” Monson, age 88, resident of Ray, ND, passed away quietly on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at The Tioga Hospital.

Bud was born March 18, 1930, the son of Alfred and Adline (Ihla) Monson in Bottineau, ND. He and his 4 siblings were raised on the family farm north of Bottineau near Lake Metigoshi. He graduated from Bottineau High School and sometime after graduation, he joined the military and spent time overseas during the Korean War.

In the 1950’s he moved to Ray to work at Westland Gas Station with an old friend, Jack Stewart. It was there, he met Joann McCrary and they were married in 1956 in Glendive, MT. Together, they raised 5 children.

Bud became an employee for Amerada Hess and remained there until he took early retirement. After his “official” retirement, he helped deliver the rural mail and worked part time at Viterra Elevator in Ray until approximately 3 years ago.

Bud always loved fishing, hunting, and golfing. He was always proud of his “hole in one”. In the Spring, he always anticipated the arrival of the Purple Martins and the Yellow Finches. He enjoyed watching all sorts of sports and was an avid Twins & Vikings fan. He always kept himself informed of how the Ray Jays were doing and he never did convert to a Tioga Pirate while residing at the Tioga Independent Living. Bud was a lifetime member of the Ray Fire Department and board member of the Ray Golf Association.

Bud is survived by his children, Cynthia Solberg, Patricia Weyrauch, Jim (Jill) Monson, Steve Monson, Richard Monson; grandchildren, Tracey (Jason) Willette, Angela Solberg, Amy (Shannon) Fagerland, Sara Schmidt, Darren Weyrauch, Shelby (Tim) Dodd, Alli Monson, Sami Monson; great grandchildren, Colin and Kelly Willette, Lauren and Blake Fagerland, Sean and Hayley Schmidt, Cameron and Keera Dodd.
Bud is preceded in death by his wife, Joann Monson; parents, Alfred and Adline Monson; 4 siblings; son-in-law, Jerry Weyrauch.

Happy Hunting, Dad.

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Lorraine Brautman (Green Valley, Arizona)
Jul 9, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Stan & Lorraine Brautman
Ronald & Charla Anderson (Ray, ND)
Jul 9, 2018
Cindy, Patty,Jim,Dick and Steve, your dad will be missed by so many people. He was a great Ray Jay fan and I was lucky enough to have him, Don Ware and Melly by my side at almost all the football games I video taped for the Williams County Firestorm. His yard and garden were spotless and he loved the Ray Golf Course. I miss seeing him drive around Ray checking everything out. He stopped by Charlie’s new house and told him how proud he was that Charlie was helping Ray become a better town by coming back and building there! Bud loved Ray, was proud of his kids and loved his Grandkids and Great Grandkids! RIP Bud, happy hunting, fishing and keep cheering for the Ray Jays!
Cheryl and Bill Simpson (Ray, ND)
Jul 9, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Bill will miss their visits. RIP Bud, see you later. Hugs, love, and sympathy to his family.
Roger and Diana Larson (Bonney Lake, Washington 98391)
Jul 9, 2018
Visiting with Bud and Joann has been a part of our annual visit home for years. Love them both, especially their sense of humor.
Jeff Knox (Ray, ND)
Jul 9, 2018
So very sorry for your loss of a wonderful man. Prayers to all Bud’s family and friends.
Judy Ross (Minot , ND)
Jul 9, 2018
Sincere sympathy. Just talked to him a couple weeks ago. Gus and now Bud. Wow. May your great memories of Mom and Dad sustain you through this losses.
Diane Brunner (Ray , ND)
Jul 9, 2018
I always enjoyed working with Bud at the Ray post office. He always had such a good sense of humor and took his job seriously. I miss seeing him travel the streets in Ray past our house daily. May the Lord comfort his families during the short time period of losses between Bud and his wife JoAnn
lyn mccrery (Charleston, South carolina)
Jul 10, 2018
My wife and my sympathies go to his family
Virgil & Mary Jo Miller (Oro Valley, AZ)
Jul 10, 2018
We are very sorry to hear of Bud's passing. He was fun to work with and always seemed to have a quick laugh. Sincere condolences to all of Bud's family and friends. He made everyone's life a little brighter. RIP Bud.
Susan Amundson (Williston, North Dakota)
Jul 11, 2018
So very sorry for your loss.
Shawna Somers-Przybycien (Milbank, South Dakota)
Jul 16, 2018
To the Monson families....sorry to have learned about your loss. May you find comfort, peace and joy in Bud's memories!

Shawna Somers Przybycien
julie Ann mcmillan rossbach (Omaha, Ne)
Jul 20, 2018
Words are not adequate. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. The memorials you did for both your Mom and Dad were beautiful. Miss You.
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