Catherine Louise Raymond(1927 - 2014)

Raymond, Catherine “Katie” Louise; age 86; of Lake Isabella, Michigan and Bushnell, Florida; died March 8, 2014. She was born July 2, 1927 in Flint, Michigan to the late Albert and Elma (Fogelsonger) Ott. She married Daryl (Jerry) Raymond in 1950. Together they raised seven children. She is survived by her husband Jerry, sons Mark (Paulette) Raymond, Carson City, NV, Jack (Denise) Raymond, Canton, MS, and daughters Lynn (John) Lukomski, New Athens, IL, Susan (Kerry)Lambert, Mont Holly, NC, Jill (Dennis) Hendrix, Upton, WY, and Nancy (Steve) Michaels, Sioux Falls, SD, 20 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Daryl Raymond, Jr. As a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she enjoyed every aspect of homemaking, flower gardening and traveling with her family. She loved to bake, a skill she learned from her mother; and she was widely admired for her baked goods. She was proud of her Dutch heritage and her family. She was active in the Lutheran Church and was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She worked for a time for General Motors and the State of Michigan. She volunteered with the Girl Scouts. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 9407 90th Avenue, Mecosta, MI. Memorials may be sent to Concordia University at 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 to the Raymond Scholarship Fund.
Published in Morning Sun on June 8, 2014