Moppin Raymond Richard, age 64, of Mpls, passed away on June 25th, 2002, surrounded by loved ones. Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Margareta ``Keta'' Hojer Moppin. He is survived by children, J. Andreas Moppin (Jennifer), Morgan Hamilton, Audrey Moppin and Randi Thorpe (Jerome); parents, Raymond and Martha Moppin; sisters, Betty Weaver (Reginald), Marilyn Boyd (Ronald dec.) and Norma Anderson (Carl); grandchildren, Cade, Romello, Ismailiya and Alicia; mother-in-law, Margareta Hojer-Bolinder; brothers-in-law, Lorentz Hojer (Eva) and Johan (Maria) and Reinhold (Lena) all of Sweden; special friends, Betty Goihl and Marvin Anderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other friends and relatives in the United States and Sweden. Born in Danville, IL, Raymond graduated from Danville High School in 1956. He attended Union Baptist Church in Danville and being a spiritual person, he continued to attend church and study the scriptures throughout his life. Raymond left Danville following high school graduation to experience the world through work, travel and study. His travels took him throughout the United States and Europe with his most recent trip being a Euro Rail journey through Europe. Raymond retired in 1999 after approximately 16 years working as a Director for the Mpls Park Board. He also worked for the St Paul Urban League, the National Alliance of Business and Job Corps of America. As a retiree, he played chess weekly with a group of friends at a local coffee house. During his youth Raymond volunteered for the military and served as a paratrooper during the Cuban Missle Crisis. He will be greatly missed by all of those that he touched. A memorial celebrating Raymond's life will be held in his hometown. Contact the family for more information. Memorials may be sent to the National Cancer Society of Mpls or Northside Child Development Center of Mpls.

Published on June 30, 2002

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