Age 90 of Crystal, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2019. He was born on July 15, 1929 in Pontiac, MI to Lourens and Eleanor Wenlund. On August 20, 1955 he married Ruth Lorenzen in Cavalier, ND, where they began to raise their family. In 1958 they moved to MN and settled in the Twin Cities area. Ray enjoyed large family gatherings, woodworking, cards, camping, crafting projects, puzzles and music.
In our hearts, you will always be – Forever Missed.
Ray is survived by his Loving Children: Ken (Deb) Wenlund, Mary Springer, Larry Wenlund, Patty (Dave) Koskela, Judy (Lee) Wagenmann, Becky (Rick) LaZerte. Grandchildren: Blake & Allison Wenlund, Krista (Daniel) Springer- Appel, Alicia (Kevin) Landry, Heidi (Joel) Skoog, Jenny Wenlund, Bradley (Stacey) Wenlund, Olivia & Grace Koskela, Kayla Wagenmann, and Tyler & Brianna LaZerte. Great-Grandchildren: Victoria, Grant & Natalie Skoog, Owen, Astrid & Berit Appel, Sydney & Kellen Landry, and Raelynn & Riley Wenlund. Brothers: Donald (Barbara) Wenlund, and Allen (Janet) Wenlund. He is preceded in death by wife Ruth, his parents, and siblings Gus, Joe, Willie, Howard, Dorothy and Alvin.
A celebration of Ray’s life will be at 7PM Friday, October 11, 2019 at Faithbrook Church, 14100 Elm Creek Rd, Dayton, MN, with visitation starting at 6PM.
Friday, October 11th 6 PM
14100 Elm Creek Rd.
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