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Randy Slais

Randy Slais

Randy Slais, 61, of Watford City, ND, formerly of Williston, ND, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the McKenzie County Memorial Hospital in Watford City after a fighting a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was so appreciative of the prayers, love and support he received from family and friends. His funeral arrangements are with Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, February 20, 2017 at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City. Pastor Mark Honstein will officiate. A family service will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City.

Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at

Randy was born June 18, 1955 in Williston, ND the son of Clarence & Florence (Treider) Slais. He was raised and educated in Williston and graduated from Williston High School in 1973. Randy graduated from UND, Grand Forks, with a business degree in 1977.

In Randy's earlier years he grew up working in the family grocery store, University Grocery. He learned early on the importance of a good work ethic from his parents. Randy began working for National Supply in 1978 in Williston, ND; his career sent him to Killdeer, ND and then Watford City, ND until its closure in 1999. Randy began working at First International Bank in Watford City March 20, 1999 and became the Data Center Officer. He held that position until his death.

A man with a dedication to community, Randy was a member of the Fox Hills Golf Club, Watford City Lions, Elks in Williston, and First Lutheran Church in Watford City. He had a strong faith and was active on many boards for the church over the years.

Randy married Donna Hoeckle, the love of his life, in Watford City on October 22, 1994. They were blessed with a precious daughter, Sydney Marie on April 5, 1996, whom was the pride and joy of their lives. The family was completed on August 4, 2006 when Misty Mae, a Maltese Poodle, joined them.

Randy loved the summer as he was an avid golfer. He enjoyed his walks and precious time spent with family and friends. His passion was keeping fit by exercising at the Wellness Center and his daily lettuce salad and apple for lunch.

Randy is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Sydney; brother David (Debbie) Slais, of Williston; sister, Shirley (Loyal) Larson of Grenora; Godchildren, Kirsten Gaudreau & Logan Stoner; one aunt, Ruth Treider; several cousins, nieces, nephews & great nieces & nephews.

Randy is proceeded in death by his parents, Clarence & Florence Slais; and a brother, Charles Slais.