Raymond Skorick

Raymond Emanuel Skorick, 85, longtime resident of Butte, died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Souris Valley Nursing Home, Velva.

He was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Aurena Township of North Dakota to John B. and Stacia Skorick.

Raymond’s birth brought joy to his parents as the first born of many children. His first 23 years were spent on the family farm where he helped his parents with farm work. In 1951 the family moved to Butte where Raymond was a familiar figure around town until his move to the Souris Valley Nursing Home in Velva. He enjoyed being around his family but illness kept him from enjoying a full life.

Raymond is preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Ruth Skorick; and brothers, Glen and Rollie Skorick.

Survivors include: one sister, Ethel (Russell) Plesuk of Butte; two brothers, Paul (Loraine) Skorick, of Bergen, and Rinald (Linda) Skorick, of LaJunta, Colo.; sister-in-law, Sammy Kay Skorick of Walla Walla, Wash.; and a number of nephews, nieces and cousins.

A graveside memorial funeral service will be held: Saturday, June 21, at 11 a.m. at Butte Cemetery with Rinald Skorick officiating. Family and friends are invited and a reception will be at the Skorick’s house in Butte following interment.

Arrangements with Bethke-Nelson Funeral Home of Drake.