The Happy Hour at Clear Channel Radio-KBMR is saddened to hear the passing of a GREAT accordion player, Ray Schmidt from Napoleon, ND. Ray died at a Bismarck hospital on March 29th.

From 1970-1980, the Schmidt Family Band was a well-recognized name in North Dakota and beyond. His celebration of life held on April 1 in Napoleon.

KBMR and its many Happy Hour fans extends deepest sympathies to Helen Schmidt and children: Joey, Ellene and Jolinda. The music will never be forgotten at KBMR, Bismarck. A tribute to Ray Schmidt will be aired on KBMR's Happy Hour soon.

Clarissa Lynn and the staff at KBMR

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