Russell Thomas Rayman

June 30, 1959-July 20, 2011

Service: Services will be held in Pensacola, FL at St. Paul Lutheran Church on 07-25-11

Russell Thomas Rayman, 52, of Canton, SD died of natural causes on July 20, 2011. 
 Services will be held in Pensacola, FL at St. Paul Lutheran Church on 07-25-11.
 Russ was born on June 30, 1959 to Joan (Lindell) & Tom Rayman in Sioux Falls, SD.  He grew up in Salem, SD.  He lived in many states during his life.  He was a welder by trade.  He had worked l0 years at Bidwell in Canton, SD most recently.
 Russell loved fishing, especially deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with his family & friends.
 Russell is survived by his sister Rhonda (Neal) Bjorklund, Milton, FL; his nephew, Blake Bjorklund, Milton, FL; niece, Brittany Bjorklund (Michael Simpson) Pensacola, FL; and his great niece, Alexis Bjorklund.
 He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan C. Nord, his father, Tom Rayman, and his infant baby brother.


10 condolences have been left

  1. Dear Rhonda–I am so sorry for your loss–and I am sure it’s compounded by the distance. I hope you and your family are doing well. It’s very easy for me to think collectively of all you “kids” as the youngster pranksters you were. You need to know that you are always and forever a part of Center Lutheran–you’re Swedish for crying out loud! We are on facebook under Salem Lutheran Church–stop in to say hi or Hugs to you and yours, helen & don jacobson

  2. Ronda, I am so sorry about Russel. Please contact me and we can catch up on what has happedned in your life these last years. It’s been so long since we have talked to each other. Blessings to you and your family. With care and love, Your aunt Gwen

  3. Rhonda my thoughts and prayers with you. Russ was a good friend to me in Salem . He will be missed .

  4. Dear Rhonda and family, We express our sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear brother, Russell. You were a very special, caring sister to Russ. May you always hold onto the good memories. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear Rhonda and family…. we just found out about Russ’ passing… we are so very sorry for all of you. If you are ever near Salem, please call us a 425-2410 or stop by ANY time… we would love to see you.

  6. Rhonda, I was saddened to read about Russell’s passing. He was the first person that I met when we moved to Salem. Russ and your dad helped us clean up the house before we moved into it. We were cleaning the garage and Russ decided to hit me in the butt with a board. It just so happened that the board had a nail in it-ouch!! I live in Sioux Falls, but teach in Canton. In April, we had an inservice so a bunch of teachers went downtown to eat and I ran into Russ. I ate my dessert with him and talked about “old times”. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Rhonda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We had some good times together when we were younger. My heart goes out to you and your family, and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take Care, Barb

  8. I have thought about Russ many times over the years wondering where he ever landed only to see he landed in Heaven. We had some great times together. I will always remember his smile and his laugh.

  9. Ronda, I’m am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Russ. You were a good sister to him and I know you’ll miss him. Keep the good memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Rich and Cathy Roling

  10. Rhonda & Family-We are so sorry to hear about Russsell. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers.