Raymond J. Loxtercamp, 87
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Sept 12, 1926 - Feb 2, 2014
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry for Raymond J. Loxtercamp, age 87, of Lake Henry. Ray passed away February 2, 2014 at the Paynesville Area Hospital. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Margaret's Parish Cemetery in Lake Henry.
Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4 and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday all at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. St. Joseph's Men's Society will lead a rosary at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.
Ray was born on September 12, 1926 in Meire Grove, MN to George and Mary (Kampsen) Loxterkamp. He married Ermenia Thull on August 22, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich. Ray purchased the Lake Henry Garage in 1948. In the early 1950's, when started selling Oliver Tractors and Machinery, his business became known as Lake Henry Implement. He was an active member of the Lake Henry community having been involved in the Fire Department, City Council, Township Board and was instrumental in many civic improvements. He was also an active member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church. After selling the Implement, they moved to a farm near Lake Henry.
Ray is survived by his wife Ermenia, children Diane (Bruce) Fuchs of Paynesville, Linda (Tom) Eveslage of Paynesville, Mary (Chuck) Hennen of St. Martin, Karen (Curt) Atkinson of Sartell, Ruth (Randy) Knowles of Euless, Texas, and Mark (Renee) Loxtercamp of Cold Spring, 18 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.
Preceding Ray in death were his parents, two infant daughters, brothers Herman, Ben, Al, Joe, Henry, Fred, Leo, Otto and Tony and sisters Sr. Georgette, Beata Frieler and Rose Uphoff.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 3, 2014