Raymond Heisick, 92

Raymond Heisick, 92- year-old resident of rural Bowlus, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Lutheran Care Center, Little Falls.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 13, at South Elmdale Community Country Church, previously known as South Elmdale Congregational Church, Holdingford,  with the Rev. Fred Kutter officiating. Burial was in the South Elmdale Church Cemetery.

Raymond was born Oct. 24, 1919, in Elmdale Township to the late Joseph and Minnie (Soltis) Heisick. He attended grade school in Elmdale and graduated from Upsala High School in 1937. He was united in marriage to Bernice Booth in 1941. He served his country in the United States Army 1942-1945 and served in World War II, receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Bernice passed away in 1968 and he was then united in marriage to Judy Koehn in 1971. He operated the road grader and snowplow for Elmdale Township for many years and was very proud of all the many upgrades he helped make to the roads in Elmdale Township. Raymond was a member of Community Country Church and the American Legion Post 350. He had a deep passion for hunting, fishing and playing horseshoe. He loved and spoiled his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy; sons John (Ruth) of Bowlus, Tim (Arlene) of Westminster, Colo., and Dan Koehn of Swanville; daughters Jackie (Sheldon) Sauer of Sartell, Dana Heisick of Brooklyn Park and Debbie (Brian) Baldwin of New Hope; brother, Robert of Arvada, Colo.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bernice; brother Edmund and sister, Leona Schwegman.

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