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Raymond "Ray" Dennis

September 11, 1917 — March 7, 2007

REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF...Raymond Clarence Dennis was born September 11, 1917, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the son of Henry and Florence (Holstein) Dennis. In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army and served until 1945. On October 9, 1946 Ray was united in marriage to Joyce Strand in Menomonie where they lived for two and a half years before moving to Minneapolis, MN, for a short time. Since Ray worked for the railroad, they lived in numerous towns in North Dakota and Minnesota. Ray was the last depot agent to serve Pelican Rapids before the railroad line was discontinued. He then worked as a traveling depot agent before his retirement in 1982 from Burlington Northern Railroad. After his retirement Ray and Joyce enjoyed traveling during the winter months. Ray and Joyce built and enjoyed their lake home for many years in Mahnomen County, South Twin Lakes, MN. In 1992 Ray and Joyce moved to Pelican Rapids. Joyce died in February of 1996. In September of 2005 Ray entered the Good Samaritan Center.Ray enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, gardening and taking care of his yard. Ray was an honorary member of the USAF Air Defense Team in North Dakota. He was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.On Wednesday, March 7, 2007, Ray passed away at the Good Samaritan Center in Pelican Rapids, at the age of 89 years.Ray is survived by his 3 sons and a daughter: Michael (Faye) Dennis of Grand Forks, ND, Charles (Marsha) Dennis of Park Rapids, MN, Judy (Lyle) Pederson of St. Michael, MN, and Steven Dennis of Pelican Rapids; 8 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; 4 sisters: Lorraine Gobel of Bloomington, MN, Betty McDonald of Wausau, Wisconsin, Phyllis (Fritz) Holt of Menomonie, Wisconsin, and Marlys (Carroll) Beguhn of Zion, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce; 3 brothers: Bob, Don and Philip Dennis; and 3 sisters: Mildred Stetler, Dorothy Carney and Carol Stelton.Blessed Be The Memory Of Raymond Dennis
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