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Raymond William Ailts Rushmore MN

November 23, 2013

Raymond William Ailts
Rushmore MN

Raymond William Ailts Rushmore MN
Funeral Services for Raymond Ailts, age 85, of Rushmore, MN, were held Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, Rushmore,
Funeral Services for Raymond Ailts, age 85, of Rushmore, MN, were held Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, Rushmore, MN, with Rev. James Krapf officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Rest Cemetery, Rushmore, MN. Raymond died Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Adrian Care Center.

He was born March 22, 1928, in Rushmore, to Clarence and Tena (Hieronimus) Ailts. He attended Rushmore Public School and later attended Worthington High School. Ray entered the United States Army in January of 1951. He served his country as a mechanic during the Korean Conflict before being honorably discharged in January of 1953.

Ray married Eleanor June Thom on May 23, 1953, in the First Presbyterian Church in Rushmore. After their marriage, the couple farmed southwest of Rushmore. He became a resident of the Adrian Care Center in November of 2009.

He was baptized and was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rushmore where he had served as Deacon, Trustee and was on various church committees. Ray was a member, for over sixty years, of the Rushmore American Legion which later joined with the Worthington American Legion; the Rushmore Booster Club and the Rushmore Senior Citizens. He served on the Sunset Rest Cemetery Board; and received his twelve gallon pin from the Red Cross Blood Mobile.

Ray is survived by his wife, June Ailts, Rushmore; four children, Larry (Laura) Ailts, Worthington; Rhonda (Jack Reiter) Ailts, Minnetonka; Sandy (Bob) Demuth, Worthington; and Gary (Melody) Ailts, Rushmore; six grandchildren, Craig (Laura) Ailts, Rochester; Julie (friend, Brent Carlsen) Ailts, Worthington; Allison (Josh) Heidebrink, Worthington; Mark Demuth, Worthington; Travis Ailts, Rushmore; and Keith Ailts, Rushmore; brother, Bob (Eunice) Ailts, Worthington; and two sisters-in-law, Faye Ailts, Worthington; and Lorraine Ailts, Worthington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant grandchild; and three brothers, Marvin, Lester & Burdell Ailts.

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