Raymond Lloyd E. Raymond, age 88, of Burnsville, died Tues., March 18, 2003. Lloyd was born December 9, 1914 in Bemidji to Charles and Margaret (Mulhurn) Raymond. He spent his childhood years in LeSueur before attending Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Upon graduation, he accepted a teaching and coaching job in Minnesota Lake, where he met his wife and life companion, Evelyn (Bieber). While living there, they had their first child, son, Lloyd Edward "Butch" in 1941. Lloyd continued his teaching and coaching tenure in Round Lake, and completed his final years in teaching and coaching in Winnebago. The family moved to Jasper, MN, where Lloyd and his brother-in-law, Tom Bieber, took over the John Deere dealership, which they operated for 25 years. In Jasper, his second child, daughter, Marcia was born in 1951. While residing in Jasper, Lloyd was actively involved in the community. He served on the school board for 20 years, and was president of the Minnesota/South Dakota Implement Dealers Assoc. After successfully raising his family in Jasper, Lloyd and Evy moved to Lake City where Lloyd was a parts manager at the local John Deere dealership. The couple retired to Lake Washington in Mankato in 1979, and began their "snowbird" lifestyle vacationing the winter months in Pharr, TX. It was here that he began his latest athletic endeavor of shuffle boarding. Lloyd was a true Minnesota sports fan. His enthusiasm was shown in all activities and hobbies including cards, Bingo, hats and conversation. In the winter of 2001, the couple moved to Burnsville so they could be closer to their growing family. Lloyd continued to remain active in the apartment community until he died of a heart attack at home on March 18, 2003. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Raymond (Bieber) of Burnsville; son, Butch (Linnea) Raymond of Marshall; daughter, Marcia (Thom) Berkowitz of Bloomington; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Floyd Raymond of St. Peter; and sister, Dorothy Proshek of LeSueur. Mr. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Dora Kahle. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, March 21 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Mankato. Visitation 5 to 7 PM Thursday at Woodland Hills Funeral Home in Mankato, with a prayer service at 7 PM, and will continue one hour prior to service at the church. There will be graveside services 3:30 PM Friday, March 21 at Rose Dell Cemetery in rural Jasper, MN. Memorials are preferred to Augsburg College Si Melby Addition or to Mt. Olive Church.

Published on March 20, 2003

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