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Wilma Raugutt

February 28, 1929 — January 5, 2022

Wilma M. Raugutt 92 of Ellendale, ND died January 5, 2022 at Prince of Peace Care Center, Ellendale. The funeral service is 10:30am Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale with Pastor Paul Preus officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the church service. Burial is at Ellendale City Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale. Wilma Marie Raugutt was born February 28, 1929 to Peter and Edna (Lee) Burkhardt near Guelph, ND. She attended grade school in Ada Township and graduated from Guelph High School in 1946. Wilma then attended the state Normal and Industrial College in Ellendale. Wilma was baptized and confirmed in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of rural Guelph. During and after college she worked in the county auditor and treasurer’s offices. She was also assessor for the City of Ellendale with personal and real estate assessment. On June 28, 1949 she was united in marriage to Walter Raugutt at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. They farmed until 1956 when they moved into Ellendale. She worked part time in the post office for 24 years and was also a licensed Deputy Sheriff and Matron for Dickey County for 20 ½ years. She then worked part time for Cenex and then at the nursing center until a back injury prevented her from working there. She then became custodian at the legion for 11 years. Walter died August 29, 2015 and Wilma continued to reside at her home until entering into long term care. Wilma was a Girl Scout Leader, Farmers Union Youth Leader and Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ellendale as well as a lifetime membership of the ND Peace Officers Assn., LWML of Zion Lutheran Church, member of the VFW Auxiliary, Ellendale Fireman’s Auxiliary, president and then secretary of the Legion Auxiliary and secretary for the Ludden Sportsman’s Club for many years. Wilma spent many hours as a volunteer transporting people to doctor appointments and helping when and where there was a need in the church or community. Survivors include her children Melinda (Frank) Fritzler of Gillette WY, Twyla (David) Schrall of Sundance, WY, Owen Raugutt of Ellendale, ND; granddaughter Melissa, Wilma was always Granny to her; sister Evelyn Telin of Hecla, SD; brother Colin (Sharon) of Bend, OR; sisters-in-law Janet Burkhardt of Ellendale, ND, Sandy Burkhardt of Oakes, ND, Kathy Burkhardt of Aberdeen, SD and many nieces and nephews. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers, Roger, Doyle and Raymond; brothers-in-law Jack Telin, Art Raugutt, Norman Raugutt and sisters-in-law Agnes Raugutt and Pearl Raugutt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Keddish House of Ellendale, Ellendale Senior Center or Ellendale Ambulance.
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