Raymond R. Yahrmatter, Sr.

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  • Name: Raymond R. Yahrmatter Sr.
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  • Date of Birth: June 14, 1931
  • Date of Death: August 16, 2014 (83 years old)
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Ray was a highly distinguished United States Army veteran, serving as an infantry soldier in the Korean Conflict.

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    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Raymond was a long-time resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    After serving our country, he worked for Erie Mining Company retiring thirty years later.

    After retiring, Ray and his wife, Joan, and their Boston Terrier traveled thousands of miles in various countries always returning to their home that he had built on Prairie Lake for the summer months.

    Ray loved his many fishing and hunting trips, whether it was in Alaska, Montana, Boundary Waters Canoe Area or his little cabin on Big Bear Lake.

    He loved all animals, especially dogs and birds.

    In Ray's time, he loved to dance and even learned to play the accordion in his later years.

    Ray's biggest accomplishment was his wood carvings, often spending a few years on each of his wood carvings, until each one was of absolute perfection.

    Anyone that knew Ray marveled at his physical strength, ingenuity, creativity and patience.

    Ray will be dearly missed by his friends and wonderful neighbors, but more than anything by his wife of sixty-two years, Joan, son Ray and daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Francisco Cuellar and faithful companion, his Boston Terrier, Mr. Bruiser.

    Private internment were Ray's personal wishes.

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