Raymond George Lhotka, age 87, of Silver Lake passed away Monday, May 10, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his wife and five children.
He was born on May 4, 1934 in Rich Valley Township, McLeod County the son of George & Mary (Wosmek) Lhotka.
Raymond graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1952.
On October 18, 1958, Raymond G. Lhotka and Joyce C. Kozojed were joined in holy marriage in Grand Forks, North Dakota. God blessed their marriage with five children.
He honorably served his Country in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1957.
Through the years, Raymond was employed at Lhotka Construction, 3M and later retired from Millerbernd Manufacturing.
He enjoyed gardening and yard work, fishing, hunting, traveling and cooking. Ray loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and made several trips to Alaska during his retirement to visit his son’s family.
He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Ray also belonged to American Legion Post #141 in Silver Lake.
Survived by his loving wife of sixty-two years: Joyce; children: Julie (Todd) Jacobs, Paul (Lorinda) Lhotka, Thomas Lhotka, Leanne (David) Schuetz and Tricia (Ron) Browning; grandchildren: Brandon (Sarah) Jacobs, Nicholas Jacobs and fiancé Kayssie and Lucas Jacobs; Lucy Lhotka; Emily and Ava Schuetz and Jacob and Andrew Browning; three great grandchildren: Alex, Elrond and Levon; siblings: Francis (Pok-Hui) Lhotka, Roger (Genny) Lhotka and Larry (Janice) Lhotka; a sister-in-law: Helen Lhotka; other relatives and many friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers George and Donald Lhotka and by a sister Beatrice (Edward) Kulinski.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond Lhotka will be held on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Inurnment with military rites to follow at Holy Family Cemetery.
A Time of Gathering will be held on Tuesday, May 18th from 4-7 P.M. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. A Prayer service will be held at 6:30 P.M. followed by a Rosary.
Further visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 19th from 9:00- 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com
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