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Ray Anderson

December 14, 1928 October 24, 2018
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Ray H. Anderson was born on December 14, 1928, in Royal, Iowa to the late John A. and Violet (Hjelm) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed in Royal, Iowa. Ray received his education in Everly, Iowa and graduated in the Class of 1947. He then moved to Windom.
On February 14, 1952, Ray was united in marriage to Lorraine F. Pawlitschek in Jeffers, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with five children, John, Mike, Jim, Kent and Karen. For many years, Ray farmed and worked at Caldwell Packing in Windom until his retirement in 1996. After retirement, Ray drove bus for the Good Samaritan Society- Sogge Memorial in Windom for ten years. Ray had many enjoyments in life which included gardening, attending his grandchildren’s events, hunting, tinkering, and spending time with his family.

He was a longtime member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Windom and the Knights of Columbus.

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Ray became suddenly ill and was taken to the Windom Area Hospital in Windom where he passed away at the age of 89 years.

Ray is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Lorraine Anderson of Windom; five children, John (Tami) Anderson of Windom; Mike (Janet) Anderson of Windom; Jim (Vicki) Anderson of Windom; Kent (Jackie) Anderson of Renner, SD; Karen (Dean) Kappes of Kent, MN; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and one on the way; one sister, Irene Menken of Windom; many nieces and nephews.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roger and John Jr.; and one sister, Virginia Jensen.

Blessed be the memory of Ray H. Anderson.


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Visitation

Saturday

27

Oct

1:00 PM 10/27/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/27/2018 2:00:00 PM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

532 17th Street
Windom, MN 56101

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
532 17th Street Windom 56101 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

27

Oct

2:00 PM 10/27/2018 2:00:00 PM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

532 17th Street
Windom, MN 56101

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
532 17th Street Windom 56101 MN
United States
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