Raymond Peter Masloski, 86, of Arbor Glen, Lake Elmo, Minn., and formerly of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis, Friday night, Sept. 10, 2021.
Raymond was born March 10, 1935, to Anton and Mary (Polejewski) where he grew up in St. Joseph township, Kittson County.
Raymond enlisted in the service December 1953 with the U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, Calif., where he completed training March 24, 1954. He was assigned to 1st division 5th regiment, 3rd Battalion 1st squad George company. Deployed to Korea’s DMZ 1954-1955 “6” company 2nd BLN 2nd INF for 18 months. He received his honorable discharge Dec. 28, 1961, as Private 1st Class E-2.
Raymond married Beverly Ann (Jackson) on June 14, 1958, and lived in the Twin Cities are before moving to Humboldt, Minn. In 1968, they moved to rural Lancaster and were members of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. In 2005, they moved to Thief River Falls, Minn., until 2011 when he returned to Lancaster.
Raymond worked several jobs, including Toro Manufacturing, MotorCoach Industries and with Tenneco Gas Pipeline until his retirement.
He is survived by: his sisters, Victoria (Carl) Hallauer and Sophie (Anton) Olsonawski; his children: Randall, wife Lori and 5 children; Bradford, wife Faith and 2 children; Brenda, husband Scott Wallenberg and 3 children; Carrie, husband Michael Coffield and 2 children; Darlene, husband Wade McIntire and 3 children; Darla, husband Shannon Boen and 2 children; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Raymond is preceded in death by: his wife, Beverly; his parents, Anton and Mary; brothers, Louis, Edward and Harry; sisters, Margaret (Ben) Robuck, Elanor (Hilson) Stewart, Martha (Robert) Mishnick and Elizabeth (Steve) Lockman.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, rural Lancaster. Interment was in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Visitation was held at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service. Military honors were accorded by the Lancaster American Legion.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of the arrangements. www. austinfuneralchapel.com.