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Raymond Grefe

Posted March 1, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Raymond Grefe

Raymond Grefe, age 90 of Walnut Grove, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at his home in Walnut Grove.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.  Interment will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at 

 Raymond Louis Grefe was born on December 20, 1927 to Theodore and Clara Grefe in Truman, MN. He graduated from Truman High School in 1945 and served in the Navy for one year and was honorably discharged in 1946 after the war ended. He graduated from the University Of Minnesota School Of Veterinary Medicine

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    Warren H. Parker

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    Pastor Kenneth Arthur Johnson

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    Kenneth Arthur Johnson was born July 3, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York to John and Vera Johnson.  He graduated from Farmingdale High School and St. Olaf College. He then went to Luther Seminary in St. Paul.

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    After a series of health events beginning on January 28, Laurie died on Monday, February 12, 2018, at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

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