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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Ricky Lee Kutter
October 22, 1963 - May 8, 2018

Place of Birth: Hankinson, North Dakota
Residence: McGregor, North Dakota
Age: 54

Ricky Lee Kutter was born October 22, 1963 to Daniel and Arlene (Hubrig) Kutter in Hankinson, ND. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He attended school in Hankinson, where he excelled in football and graduated in 1981. During his senior year, he joined the National Guard and served six years.

On October 21, 1983 his life would be forever changed. Rick met Brenda Gohrick and the never-ending “Red vs. Green” tractor argument began. They were married July 6, 1985 in Zion Lutheran Church, Tioga.

They moved to Hankinson, where Rick worked for Robert and Jim Miller Farms, while farming a little on his own. In 1988, they moved to Williston where Rick was employed in the oilfield, driving truck for Paraffin Service, then six years for KOCH Services. Throughout this time, whenever he had a day off, he would be up at the farm, helping Jerol, Darren and Jerry any way he could. Rick loved to farm. In 1995, they planted trees and put a house ½ mile north of Jerol and Penny’s farm near McGregor. Rick picked the spot, where he envisioned his farm. The “International/John Deere Debate” continued, with Rick winning, turning everything “green” over the years-until last year-when the first RED International sprayer arrived at the Kutter farm.

Rick loved sports, especially football. He was a die-hard Vikings and Twins fan. He loved to shoot pool and was active in the Oil Basin and Nortana pool leagues, taking MVP in 1998. He played on various softball leagues in Hankinson and Williston. He also golfed and bowled on many leagues and logged innumerable miles across the state for all his children’s sporting activities.

There was never enough time for him to hunt and fish. Rick loved to hunt anything. He took many hunting trips with his family. Elk hunting in Colorado topped it all - he was so thrilled and proud the year the whole family went and all filled their bull elk tags: 8 for 8. Rick took a few fishing trips too, catching his short-billed marlin off the coast of Kona, Hawaii in 2015.

Rick and Brenda loved to snowmobile and rode anywhere they could: Canada, ND, MN, WI, MI, SD, WY, ID and their favorite place – Cooke City, MT. They passed on their love of snowmobiling to all their children and it has become a favorite family activity.

Rick was a member of Norman Lutheran Church, Prairie Pounders Snowmobile club and served on the Tioga School Board for nine years.

Rick treated people fairly, believed that your word and your handshake sealed a deal, and was a true and loyal friend who always had your back. He was a very devoted family man who loved spending time with his kids and grandkids – just sitting back and taking it all in. He was always optimistic. No matter how bad things got, he’d always say “We’ll make it through this.” He will be so terribly missed and forever in our hearts.

Rick is survived by his wife: Brenda. Daughters: Rachelle (Jason) Rehak, Meghan (Tyler) Lalim, Katrina Kutter (Jordon Rehak). Son: Nicholas Kutter (Brianna Honrud). Grandchildren: Easton “Buddy Boy”, Teagan “Bunny Rabbit”, McCoy “Coy Boy”, and Keilyn “Keikers”. Mother and step-father: Arlene and Edwin Arndt. Brother: Neal (Jodeen) Kutter. Sisters: Bev Krump (Roger Tischer), Teri (Jeff) Minar. Brother-in-laws: Darren (Joan) Gohrick, Jerol Gohrick (Emily Horn). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Rick was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Kutter; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jerol and Penny Gohrick, and his grandparents.

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Wayne Hauge (Ray, ND)
May 9, 2018
Rick had a good sense of humor. I didn't know him very long, but it's easy to tell if someone likes to laugh, and he did.
Mike Olson (McGregor, North Dakota)
May 10, 2018
I pray That God’s grace, peace and strength surround all of Rick’s family and friends during this time of sorrow.
Jeannine Schrum (Minot, ND)
May 10, 2018
My heart breaks to hear of Rick's passing. My prayers are for peace & comfort for all of you during this time.
Keith & Jean Witt (Garrison, ND)
May 10, 2018
So sorry to hear about Rick. I will always remember him as your little brother with the big smile, Our thoughts, prayers and hugs to all your family at this time.
Doug & Penny Lalim (Williston, ND)
May 10, 2018
Brenda and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Rick. Our deepest sympathy and God's grace to your family during this most difficult time.
Jeff Knox (Ray, ND)
May 10, 2018
We are very sorry for your loss. Praying Gods arms around you will help you through this heartbreaking journey. Prayers to all Rick’s family and friends.
Jeanne Knudsvig
May 10, 2018
Brenda & Family
So sorry for your loss of Ricky may you keep his memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead. Prayers for all of you!
Sincere Sympathy,
Vickie and Rol Aufforth (Bowbells, North Dakota)
May 10, 2018
Brenda and family, our deepest sympathy at this unbelievably sad time of loss. May God hold you firmly in his arms, comfort you and help you to find peace. Cherish your memories as they become the treasures of your broken hearts?
Herb and Avis Williamson (Williston)
May 10, 2018
Brenda and family, we are so sad for your loss, many prayers for peace strength and comfort, Rest in Peace Rick, love and hugs to all of you
Jackie Wallin
May 10, 2018
Brenda and Family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Rick was a good man with a great heart. Hold each other close and cherish your memories. I know you all have many. It seems so unfair, but we know God had other plans for Rick. You are all in my prayers! Much Love, Jackie and Daryl
Bruce and Heidi (MINOT, North Dakota)
May 10, 2018
So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you all
Jerry McCormick (Valley City, ND)
May 11, 2018
I worked with Rick at Koch in Williston several years ago. He was such a nice guy and a good friend. Our sympathy to his family. Rip Rick!
Dan Paulson (Fargo)
May 11, 2018
Can vouch that Ricky was a heck of a football player. I was a senior tight end and played beside Ricky for a year when he was our starting right tackle as a Sophomore. I was always amazed how this laid back “kid” could turn so nasty when the ball was put in play. So sorry to hear of Ricky’s passing...God bless Ricky and family.
Ron and JoAnn Schepp (Coleharbor, ND)
May 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in the days ahead. Sending our love, hugs, and prayers!
Scott & Sue Mathews (Williston, ND)
May 11, 2018
Brenda and Family, Our hearts are broken to hear of Rick’s passing. He was such a nice man and I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He will truly be missed by so many. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you close for all the days to come. God has definetly added another angel. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry.
Shelly Woodward (Bixby, OK)
May 11, 2018
Brenda and family, so sorry for your loss, I’m still in disbelief. Try to remember all the good times, and cherish the memories.
Wish I could be with you through this difficult time, just know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children and the rest of your family.
Diane (Lugert)Reichel (Dilworth , MN)
May 11, 2018
So sorry for you loss, thoughts and prayers for all of you
Larry and Claudia Kinyon (Williston, ND)
May 11, 2018
Our deepest sympathy goes to Brenda and Family. Ricky will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers to all. RIP, Ricky
Doug and Kim Blunt (Miles City, MT)
May 11, 2018
Brenda and Family, we are so saddened to hear the news of Rick’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers during the difficult and painful days ahead.
Sarah (Smithberg) Remington (Saint Joseph , Illinois)
May 12, 2018
Brenda and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. May God give you peace during this time. Thinking and praying for you!
Steven and Angela Johnson (Ray, North Dakota)
May 12, 2018
We were so shocked to hear of Rick’s death. Brenda and family, you are in our thoughts!
Steve and Pat Eide, Drew Martinson (Tioga, North Dakota)
May 12, 2018
What can be said that hasn't already been said ? It was a shock, and a huge loss for us too. Rick was my hamburger steak man when I cooked, we argued jokingly about steak vs. hamburger ! Brenda was all smiles when I told her my dad worked for her brand of tractor ! Drew was so sorry for Nick when he heard the news, he wants him to know he is thinking of him. Rick was all you said and more ! Always a smile, always a good humor, always a gentleman. God be with you and please accept our deepest condolences during this so difficult time. My prayers have been with you and will continue to be. "You will get through this" he would say. With help, you will painfully do so. God be with you.
Danielle kutter (Wahpeton, Nd)
May 13, 2018
Rick was such a great guy. Never a dull moment with him around. I’m thinking of you guys all so much. Sending my prayers and love.
Karen Gabbert (West Fargo , ND)
May 14, 2018
To Brenda and family
I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Rick’s passing
We think we have all the time in the world to reconnect and share memories and in an instant that opportunity is lost.
In reading the obituary I can tell that he led a happy and full life. How could he not with a wife like Brenda?
My sincere sympathy to all of you who loved him and who I know he loved right back.
Rest In Peace dear friend. May the angels lead you gently on
Roger and Kathy Enderd (Tioga, ND)
May 14, 2018
He had one of the nicest smiles. Always kind and always a kind word. He will definitely be missed. Our prayers and sympathy. The pain of death lasts soooo long. Keep those precious memories
Byrnell & Janice Cushing (Minot , ND )
May 15, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Rick. It is never easy when the Lord calls our loved ones home, but he leaves a gift of wonderful memories in exchange. Hold on to the beautiful memories as they will give you strength through this difficult time. Prayers and God Bless
Nick, Renae and Dorothy Lynch (Williston, North Dakota)
May 20, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss, Rick wil be missed by all, Rick played softball on my team back in the day and every time I saw him I'd ask if he wanted to play, He always said he'd love to. Rick will never be forgotten RIP my friend, and God Bless you all.
Jeff and Nancy Larson (Tioga)
May 21, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kutter family during this difficult time. May all of the fond memories of Rick help through the more difficult days ahead.
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