Our beloved husband, father, brother, friend, Sherwin W. Raile, 72, of Beulah, ND, took his trip to his forever chapter in life to the heavens above on March 23, 2021 at 10:07 pm. He will be missed deeply by all of us. Services will be held at 2:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Beulah with Pastor Kent Sperry officiating. Burial will follow at Beulah City Cemetery, Beulah.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 30 at Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah.
Sherwin was the son of Jacob and Lydia Raile. He was born in Bismarck ND on July 1, 1948. He was the youngest of eight children. He grew up on his parent’s farm near Wishek, attended rural elementary school and graduated from Wishek High School in 1967. He attended North Dakota State School of Science at Wahpeton, ND in 1967 to 1970.
In 1970, Sherwin went on a blind date and met the love of his life, Pamela Ziegelman. On June 19, 1971, Sherwin and Pamela were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend, ND. The couple made their home in Moorhead, Minnesota for a brief time and later moved to New Town, ND where Sherwin was employed by Northrop Corporation. He also was an instructor in secondary and adult education for electronics and computers. A third position he held part time was working for the Mountrail County Courthouse.
Sherwin’s favorite thing of all was playing his bass guitar in his band Golden Country, later renamed Midnight Express. Sherwin would go on weekends and play his heart out and even sing a few good songs. He also used his talents to serve his church by playing on the Praise and Worship Team for Sunday service. Sherwin also served his church by being a deacon for several years.
In 1983, the family moved to Beulah, ND, where Sherwin was employed by Dakota Gasification Company as a computer programmer and control systems specialist. He loved what he did and dedicated himself 100% to his work and colleagues. He retired in January 2011 after 28 years of hard work and dedication.
Four children were born to Sherwin and Pamela Raile: Kenyon, Corinna, Thomas and Daniel. Sherwin loved his family. He would do anything for them at any given time. He taught all his children the way of life, what you needed to do to succeed and how hard work paid off in the long run. There was nothing he missed on everyday life whether it was teaching all four of his kids to cook, work on cars, build things, but never forgot to teach us about the good Lord above. He gave unconditional love to all. Furthermore his grandchildren were very special to him. He always visited all of them and made many phone calls to always keep close.
Sherwin is survived by his wife Pamela Raile of Beulah; his children: Kenyon Raile of Beulah (grandchildren, Sydney and Taylor Raile), Corinna and Chris Leeson of Cheyenne, WY (grandchildren, Jayme Russell and her daughter, Annabellum Michon, Jarred Russell and Jaykob West), Tom and Ekela Raile of Stanley, ND (grandchildren, Gabriel, Keana, Lilly, Evolet), Dan and Brigette Raile of Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA (grandchildren Mason and Matthew); two sisters, Frances Ruff of Fargo, ND and Charlene (Hank) Beauman of Billings, MT; three brothers, Lawrence (Shirley) Raile of Piedmont, SD, Vernon (Jane) Raile of Naples, FL and Jim (Sharon) Raile of Wishek, ND; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Lydia; two brothers, Edwin Raile; and infant brother, Jacob.
Sherwin didn’t have the best deck of cards dealt to him his whole life but he won every hand with the cards he played. He worked hard his whole life and made the best out of everything. We will forever miss his kind heart, words of wisdom and the smile he always had. We will always love you and you will never be forgotten.
To watch a live stream of Sherwin's service please use this link: https://youtu.be/EQ01zuDqbBk?fbclid=IwAR3YMp21tfj_SeXvfZSbgPxIqBafHO4-X3sG7d_4A3DLUAqp0k3stcSZW08
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.
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