Memorial services for Raymond Merle Katzung, age 87, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Salem Lutheran Church. Rev. Mark Niethammer will officiate. Interment will be at Mansfield Township (Schneider) Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Raymond died Saturday, September 03, 2011 at Good Samaritan Center.
Raymond Merle Katzung was born July 25, 1924 to Barney Louis and Maletta Elizabeth (Hintz) Katzung in Albert Lea. Ray grew up in Albert Lea where he attended and graduated from Albert Lea High School. On July 28, 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force, he was honorably discharged in 1946. Raymond was united in marriage to Helen Marie Bickford on May 4, 1947 at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1980. Ray was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the V.F.W. He enjoyed fishing, photographing Albert Lea history and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his children, Nancy (James) Devine of Plymouth, MN, Brad (Claire) Katzung of Edmond, OK, and Reid (Karen) Katzung of Mandan, ND; grandchildren, Lauren, Jennifer, Melissa and Christopher; step-grandchildren, Tonia and Dannielle; step-great-grandchildren, McKayla, Drew, Luke, Alyssa, Harrison and Marah; sisters, Mary (Paul) Thompson of Albert Lea and Bette (Lowell) Tonding of St. James, MO; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Zitterow of St. Paul and Judy (Gary) Johnson of Ellendale and many nieces and nephews.
Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Helen;and parents, Barney and Maletta Katzung.
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