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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Raynold Kenneth Vesey
May 10, 1921 - October 21, 2020

Place of Birth: Blaisdell, North Dakota
Residence: Minot, ND formerly of Stanley, ND
Age: 99

Raynold Kenneth Vesey 99, of Minot, ND, formerly of Stanley, ND went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Trinity Health in Minot, ND.

Kenneth Vesey was born May 10, 1921 to Benjamin Franklin and Eva Lydia (Kilbourn) Vesey on the family farm south of Blaisdell. He worked with his dad on the farm until he married Lillian Slind. Ken started his own farm not too far from his folks where he would hook up a team of horses and head to Blaisdell to buy the needed groceries. Milking 12 to 20 cows and selling the cream to buy groceries.

Ken worked at the rock crusher by Blaisdell besides farming. This was where Carolyn, Gail, Roger and Terry were born. On Friday evening Ken would take us all and go dancing, teaching all his children how to dance. On Saturday’s we all would go to Stanley to go to a movie and popcorn.

In the 1970’s this marriage was dissolved and he left the farm and went to Colorado where he worked for Eastman Kodak Company and Woodward Governor.

On March 24, 1979 he married Phyllis Walhaug where they lived until they retired, then moving back to Stanley to be closer to family. They traveled all over the U.S. and loved to dance. In Ken’s retirement years he made bird houses and barns giving them to anyone that would visit. He loved his family and friends and they would always be welcomed to visit. Ken loved to play cards and was sharp as a tack playing pinnochle and crazy rummy until his last few days.

Ken is survived by his wife, Phyllis Vesey; children, Carolyn (Arnie) Stair, Gail Becker, Roger (Darlene) Vesey, Terry (Debbie) Vesey; step-children, Cheryl (Jim) Evensvold, Gary (Arlene) Walhaug, Warren (Colleen) Walhaug; grandchildren, Peggy (Kyle) Bauer, Ally Bauer and Alexis Bauer, Brenda (Tim) Matuszek, Mitch Myers, Rick Myers, Joe (Emily) Vesey, Morgan Vesey, Ian Vesey, Robin Vesey, Carrie Vesey, Tracy Barnes, Bruce (Shawnan) Becker, Adam (Kendra) Evensvold, Faith (Ross) Anderson, Cristy (Jeremy) Jones, Laura (Chad) Thies, Scott Walhaug, Lisa (Brad) Hecker, Ashley (Heath) Garrison, Ryan Rafferty; great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; two brothers; grandson; great-grandson, Arlo Vesey.

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Dorice duchscherer (Rugby, North Dakota)
Oct 23, 2020
Prayer to Caroline and family . So glad I got to meet your dad he was a nice caring person . May God hold you tight .I will keep you in our prayers love you Jim and dorice
BRUCE RODENHIZER (STANLEY, ND)
Oct 24, 2020
MY SINCERE SYMPATHIES TO RAYBOLD'S FAMILY & MAY HIS PRECIOUS MEMORIES BLESS & SUSTAIN US ALL IN THE DAYS & YEARS TO COME & MAY THIS BE OUR PRAYER O LORD HELP US ALL WHEN WE ARE FACED WITH A GREAT LOSS TO BE GRATFUL & THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE AMEN WITH MUCH LOVE & PRAYERS BRUCE RODENHIZER A LONG TIME FRIEND
Kathy Ellingson (Stanley, ND)
Oct 24, 2020
So sorry to hear about Ken passing. Our prayers are with Phyllis and her family at this time.
MARILYN (Parker, CO)
Oct 24, 2020
MY SYMPATHY TO THE RANOLD VESEY FAMILY
HE WAS A FAVORITE UNCLE ITS SO HARD TO LOSE A PARENT WE WILL ALL MISS HIM AND BE THINKING OF HIS FAMILY AND PRAYING FOR THEM AT THIS TIME. RANOLD IS AT PEACE NOW.
Reann Bohrer (Vesey)
Oct 25, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to your whole family. My fondest memories of Raynold were watching him dance, and going into his “wood working shop” in their basement where he had all his tools for making his amazing birdhouse and barns. He sparked my hobby of wood working and I have passed it onto my kids. We all enjoy wood working and they know that it all started with Raynold. May he rest in peace!
marilyn and greg jenkins (roseburg, OR)
Oct 25, 2020
Carolyn, Roger and families...Our hearts are so sad right now and we are thinking of all of you with love! Your dad was a remarkable man and he made our Aunt Phyllis SO happy. We pray that God will be with you and ease your sorrow.
Joyce & Larry Danger (Mesa, AZ)
Oct 26, 2020
Our sympathy to your family during this difficult time.
Brenda, Gary, Jessica Julia Stowe (Rochester , Minnesota )
Oct 26, 2020
We are so sorry and send our sincere sympathies to Ken and Phyllis' families. We loved Ken.
They were always so welcoming and fun to be around. We loved his stories, attitude, and will cherish the birdhouses he made with love.
It's so hard to believe Phyllis joined him too Saturday. They are reunited and pain free in Jesus' care.
Laura Thies (Lincoln, NE)
Oct 27, 2020
We love you Grandpa Ken always and forever!
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