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Raymond Waters

d. April 27, 2015

Raymond John Waters, age 84, of Austin, died Monday, April 27, 2015 at Sacred Heart Care Center. Ray was born January 2, 1931 in Osage, Iowa to Burall D. and Katherine M. (Haehn) Waters, and was baptized at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The family moved to Mitchell, South Dakota in 1931. Ray attended Holy Family Catholic Church and Notre Dame Academy. The family then moved to Austin, Minnesota in 1940 where they were members of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Ray graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1950. He was employed by the Hormel Foods Corporation for 35 years. Ray served his country in the Minnesota National Guard from 1948-1952, being on active duty from January 16, 1951 to May 1952. Ray was united in marriage to Inez Mary Walsh on November 30, 1957 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. She preceded him in death on February 17, 2015. Ray served on the Parish Council at St. Augustine Catholic Church, also as a Eucharistic Minister and a lector. He was past Commander of Austin Post #91 American Legion, past District Commander of the First District American Legion, past Department (State) Chaplain, past Department (State Vice Commander), past Grand Knight of Austin Council 1201 Knights of Columbus, and past Faithful Navigator 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his brother-in-law, Gene (Veronica) Plantz, Byron, MN; nieces and nephews; and many friends. In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, Burall and Katherine Waters; and his sister, Florence M. Plantz. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 5:30 pm rosary on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment for Ray and Inez will be in Calvary Cemetery. American Legion Post #91 will provide military honors and the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will also be in attendance. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, May 1 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Saturday, May 2 2015
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Saturday, May 2 2015
10:30 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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