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  • Name: Raymond E. Betz
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 12, 1922
  • Date of Death: August 16, 1998 (76 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ray was a lifetime resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He was a member of the Itasca Disabled American Veterans, the Grand Rapids Fire Department for 22 years, retiring in 1972 as chief. He worked for School District #318 as a school bus driver for 20 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2023 and Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2469, both of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Surviving relatives include his wife, Charlotte; son Tom; daughters Gail Hunsucker, Diane Betz, Lynn Roerick, JoAnn Nielsen, and Bobbie Jenkins; sisters, Dorothy Brace and Vivian Beaudet; brother Roger; and twelve grandchildren.

    Preceding him in death was a son, James In 1972; and brothers, Floyd and Bill.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-22-20)

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