The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

April 15, 2014

Raymond G. Ehlers

—   Raymond G. Ehlers, age 82, of Winnebago, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at St Lukes Care Center in Blue Earth.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at Parker Oaks Dikker Hall in Winnebago, with Rev. Durene Cornell officiating.  Visitation time will be one hour before the service at Parker Oaks Dikker Hall, 211 6th Street in Winnebago.  Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com

 Raymond Gene Ehlers was born August 24, 1931 in Fairmont, MN to Ira Clifford & Lucile Edna (Personius) Ehlers.  He was raised in the Fairmont and Winnebago area, helping his father farming and raising horses.  He married Betty Anne Winch on July 31, 1950 at the Baptist Parsonage in Winnebago.  He worked for Leon Oliver as a farm hand from 1948 to 1958, the City of Winnebago Water Department from 1966 to 1976, Electro Craft from 1979 until its closing in 1986, and Crown Fixtures up until his stroke in 1989 when he retired.  During his retirement he worked part-time for the Fairmont Sentinel. Raymond loved to talk and share his stories about his farming life.  He loved taking his family camping and fishing.  He loved the outdoors and for a brief period owned his own landscaping business.  

 He is survived by his daughter, Julie Kay (Brian) Louks of Owatonna, MN,  daughter Jan Marie (William) Reineking of Winnebago, MN, son, Jerry Dean (Dot) Ehlers of Wendell, NC, sister, Ruth McGowan of Fairmont, MN, sister Marilyn Ivers of Cherry Hill, NJ, sister, Eunice Stefanski of Fairmont, MN, brother, Robert Ehlers of Bay Port, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, son, Jeffrey, brother, Roger, great granddaughter, one niece, and two nephews.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Ronald Brubaker

     Ronald Brubaker, 66 of Mankato died July 27, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Rita LaBelle - O.JPG Rita S. LaBelle

      Rita S. LaBelle, age 80 of Le Sueur, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brian Rykhus - O.JPG Brian James Rykhus

    Brian James Rykhus, 48, of Houston, MN formerly of Mankato, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gerald Gordon Donelan

    Gerald Gordon Donelan,  85 of Waseca, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Eloise Keltgen - O.JPG Eloise "Lois" Keltge

      Eloise "Lois" Keltgen 92, of New Ulm died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mae C. Stubbs

    Mae C. Stubbs, 86 of Franklin, MN formerly of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud.

    July 28, 2014

  • Wilma Grams - O.JPG Wilma M. Gram

    A Celebration of Life for Wilma M. Grams, age 86, of Mankato will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato with Msgr. Douglas Grams officiating.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brian James Rykhus

    Brian James Rykhus, 48, of Houston, MN formerly of Mankato, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

    July 27, 2014

  • Gerald Donelan.JPG Gerald Gordon Donelan

    GERALD GORDON DONELAN, age 85 of Waseca, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty J. Menden

      Betty J. Menden, 88, of Shakopee, died Saturday, July 26, at the Gardens of St. Gertrude's, Shakopee.

    July 26, 2014