Print Article. Ray Linrude passed away on May 19, , in Kalispell. He was born on Dec. She knew he was interested in her when he continued to ride circles on his motorcycle around her and her horse. They were married on Dec. With only his wits and Norwegian stubbornness he became a year steel contractor and builder for Stan Steel and later Garco construction companies. He was not a patient man, but if you could get by his remarks about your lack of intelligence and ability, you could learn how to pour a perfect cement foundation, track a deer or find the best fishing places in the Northwest.