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   Raymond C Lovitz,  age 86, of Pequot Lakes passed away peacefully March 17, 2019, at Bethany Good Samaritan Home.
   He was born May 1, 1932, in Sauk Rapids on the family farm to Carl and Lena Lovitz. Ray worked at the Sauk Rapids Dairy for 30 some years and served on the fire department. He retired from Target in 1998. Ray served in the military and was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
   Ray was an avid bird watcher who enjoyed sharing his passion and knowledge, letting all know each spring when he spotted the first hummingbird. A walk down a gravel road was not simply for exercise, there were agates to be found. His favorite sport was fishing, lots of fishing. Deer hunting with his sons and grandsons created memories and a lifelong tradition. If Ray was not fishing or hunting, you would find him in his woodworking shop.
   Ray is survived by his wife, Diane of 32 years, son Curt (Cindy) Lovitz of Breezy Point, son Ken (Deann) Lovitz of Clearwater, daughter Jane (Rob) Mason of East Gull Lake, son Gary (Brenda) Lovitz of Sauk Rapids and son Paul Lovitz of Sauk Rapids. Stepchildren Kerry Kuklok of St. Cloud, Bill (Kristina) Nolden of Gardnerville Nev. and Karla Fitzharris of Pequot Lakes. Eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Brother Bill (Geri) Lovitz of Sauk Rapids, sister Elaine Dollar of Sauk Rapids and sister Ruth Reber of Sauk Rapids.
   Preceding Ray in death are his parents, first wife Violet, daughter Diane and sister Irene.
   A private family gathering to spread Ray’s ashes will take place at a later date. 
   Cremation Services provided by Kline Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes.
   Our Country is in Mourning, a Soldier Died Today!​

Raymond C. Lovitz, 86

Pequot Lakes, MN

May 1, 1932 - Mar. 17, 2019